Fasting During the Entire 10 days of Muharram


Is there any Hadith mentioning special rewards for fasting first ten (10) days of Muharram?



I haven’t seen any specific reward in the Hadith for this. However, in light of what is cited below, it is understood that fasting during the first ten days of Muharram are indeed more rewarding.

1. A Hadith in Sahih Muslim explains:

‘The best fast after Ramadan is the fast of Muharram.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1163)

2. In general, it is understood that good deeds are more rewardable during the four sacred months; Muharram being one of them.

(Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.163)

3. Several Tabi’un and other scholars have selected Muharram as the best of these four months.

(Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.79)

4. Hafiz Ibn Rajab (rahimahullah) writes:

‘The best part of the month of Muharram is the first ten days.’

(Lataiful Ma’arif, pg.79)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best