LEGAL RULING OF FASTING ON THE ʻĀSHŪRĀ'
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In this article, the misconception regarding fasting on 10th of Muharram has been clarified in the light of the blessed sayings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH and the rulings from various fuqaha of Islam. This article, with authentic evidences and proofs, clarifies the misconceptions of those scholars who have declared fasting on 10th Muharram as null (abrogated). Ahadith indicate the the fast on 10th of Muharam used to be wajib before the fasting in Ramadan was made obligatory. However, after this obligation, the fasting on 10th of Muharram was considered as Mustahib. Imam Nawawi points out that there is consensus among the scholars that this fast is not Wajib anymore but a Sunnah. Accordingly those who fast on this day are following the Sunnah of the Prophet PBUH and would be rewarded for this deed. Some of the companions fasted on the day and some didn’t. The article proves that the importance and religious authenticity of 10th Muharram is preserved and intact.