Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimahullaah in his Majmoo` Fataawaa vol. 20 pge. 37-38 was asked the following question:

Q: What do you say regarding fasting a day after `Aashooraa, as that which is legislated is fasting a day before it. (So), is fasting a day after `Aashooraa established by way of an authentic narration from the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu `alaihi wa sallam?

A: (It has been reported) in the ‘Musnad’ of Imaam Ahmad: “Fast a day before it or a day after it. Differ from the Jews.”

[Reported by Ahmad 1/241, and Ibn Khuzaymah no. 2095, and Abdur-Razzaaq in his ‘Musannaf’  no. 7839, and by al-Haythamee in ‘Majmauz Zawaaid‘ 3/191; reported by Ahmad and al Bazzaar and in its chain of narration is Muhammad ibn Abee Laylaa – and there is some speech concerning him.]

And differing from the Jews is:

(a) Either by fasting the…

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