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Narrated 'Aisha:

The people used to fast on the day of 'Ashura' before fasting in Ramadan was prescribed but when (the order of compulsory fasting in) Ramadan was revealed, it was up to one to fast on it (i.e. 'Ashura') or not.

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih al-Bukhari, 4502
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 6, Book of Prophetic Commentary on the Qur'an, Hadith 29
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Prophetic Commentary on the Qur'an, Hadith 29