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Hadith on Fasting: Sins are erased by fasting on the day of Arafat and Ashura

October 24, 2012

Abu Qatadah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about fasting the day of ‘Arafāt. The Prophet said, “It will expiate the sins of the previous and upcoming years.” Then he was asked about fasting the day of ‘Ashūrā. The Prophet said, “It will expiate the sins of the year.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1162

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ وَسُئِلَ عَنْ صَوْمِ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ فَقَالَ يُكَفِّرُ السَّنَةَ الْمَاضِيَةَ وَالْبَاقِيَةَ قَالَ وَسُئِلَ عَنْ صَوْمِ يَوْمِ عَاشُورَاءَ فَقَالَ يُكَفِّرُ السَّنَةَ الْمَاضِيَةَ

1162 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصيام باب استحباب صيام ثلاثة أيام من كل شهر وصوم يوم عرفة وعاشوراء والاثنين والخميس