1434 H…The Best Fasting After Ramadhaan

muharram islamic new year wishes Muharram Islamic New Year 1434 Hijri Wishes, Greeting CardAll perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “The best fasting after Ramadhaan is the month of Muharram.”[Muslim, An-Nasaa’i, Abu Daawood and others] An-Nawawi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said that this Hadeeth is a direct indication that Muharram is the best month for fasting (after Ramadhaan).

The best days of the month of Muharram are the first ten days. Al-Mardaawi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in Al-Insaaf, “The best days of Al-Muharram are the tenth then the ninth then the first ten days of it.”

Ibn Rajab  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in Lataa’if Al-Ma‘aarif, “The best days of Muharram are the first ten days.” He quoted Abu ‘Uthmaan An-Nahdi as saying,“They (the people) would glorify three tens: the last ten days of Ramadhaan, the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah and the first ten days of Muharram”.

However, there is not any authentic Hadeeth regarding the virtue of fasting the first ten days of Muharram altogether.
Allaah Knows best.