Sahih Bukhari, Chapter: Fasting

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From: Sahih Bukhari
Chapter No. 31, Fasting
Hadith No: 117
Narrated/Authority of Aisha
(The tribe of) Quraish used to fast on the day of Ashura in the Pre-lslamic period, and then Allah's Apostle ordered (Muslims) to fast on it till the fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed; whereupon the Prophet said, "He who wants to fast (on Ashura) may fast, and he who does not want to fast may not fast."

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