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Fasting during the Winter

Bismillahi wal Hamdullillah was Salaatu Was salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillahi,

Ammaa Ba’d:

Since this fast of Aashooraa falls within the beginning of the winter months here is a benefit concerning the virtue and blessing of fasting during winter.

Upon the authority of Anas ibn Maalik – Radhiyallahu Anhu – who said that the Messenger – Sallallahu ‘alahi was Salam said:

Fasting during winter is the Cool Ghaneemah (spoils of war)”

(Collected by Imaamut Tabaraani in ‘Mu’jam Al Awsat’ and declared ‘Hasan’ By Shaikh Al Albaani in Silsilatul Ahaadeethus Saheehah: 1922)

Concerning the meaning of the Hadeeth Imaam Manaawi mentioned:

“Meaning it is that thing by way of which one may recieve pardon (from Allah) without difficulty, due to the shortness of the days and their coolness and there being no (pressing) need for food and drink (as is the case in the winter months)”

(At Tayseer 2/208)

He mentions elsewhere:

Meaning that fasting during winter is resemblant to recieving spoils of war in cool periods. The factor that is present within both affairs is that one obtains benefit without effort

(At Tayseer 2/320)

Therefore let us capitalise upon this great blessing from Allah Subhaanah and take the ease that Allah has blessed us with from his mercy.

Wa Sallallahu ‘Alaa Nabiyinaa Muhammad


Ahādīth concerning fasting the day of ‘Āshūrā

Bismillāh Al-Hamdulillaah wa salātu wa salāmu ‘ala rasūlillāh
Ammā ba’d

The Encouragement to Fast the day of ‘Āshūrā

Taken from ‘Sahīh Targhīb’ by Shaykh al-Albani

The Book of Fasting

Chapter to Fast the Day of ‘Āshūrā

(1) – 1017 – Sahīh

On the Authority of Abu Qatāda (radhiallāhu ‘anhu): That the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) was asked about the fast of the day of ‘Āshūrā, so he answered: “It expiates the sins of the previous year.”
Narrated by Muslim and other than him, and by Ibn Mājah and his wording is: “The fast of the day of ‘Āshūrā; Indeed the reward that I request from Allāh is that He expiates the sins of the year before this year.”

(2) – 1018 – Sahīh

On the authority of Ibn ‘Abbās (radhiallāhu ‘anhu): That the Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) fasted the day of ‘Āshūrā, and he ordered for it to be fasted.

Narrated by Bukhāri and Muslim

(3) – 1019 – Sahīh

On the authority of Ibn ‘Abbās (radiallāhu ‘anhu), who was asked about the fast of the day of ‘Āshūrā, so he answered: “I do not know of the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) fasting a day, wanting the excellence of that fast above that of other days, nor any other month other than this month. i.e. Ramadhān.”

(4) – 1020- Hasan li ghayrihi

On the authority of Ibn ‘Abbās (radhiallāhu ‘anhu):
That the Prophet (ﷺ) never aspired for the excellence of a day after Ramadhān, except the day of ‘Āshūrā.

Narrated by Tabarāni in ‘al-Awasat’, and its isnād is hasan with the isnād before it

(5) – 1021 – Sahīh li ghayrihi

On the authority of Abu Sa’īd al-Khudri (radhiallāhu ‘anhu), who said that the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said: “Whoever fasts the day of ‘Arafāt, he is forgiven for the following year and the previous year. And whoever fasts ‘Āshūrā, then he is forgiven the year.”

Narrated by Tabarāni with an isnād that is Hasan.
The day of ‘Āshūrā is the tenth day of Muharram

All praise belongs to Allāh; may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions, and all those who follow his guidance.

(Source: Salafitalk.com)

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