Category: Ramadan
Fatwa#: 16007
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Dec 11,2007

Title: Please tell me sunnah of nafal roza. Is it on monday thursday .. some say 13th 14h 15th of islamic month.

Question

Please tell me sunnah of nafal roza. Is it on monday thursday .. some say 13th 14h 15th of islamic month. As i want to fast in accordance with sunnah sallah hoo alleh wasalaam. please guide me

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

There are narrations that prove that it is sunnah to fast on the 13th, 14th and 15th of every month.

عن أبى ذر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم « من صام من كل شهر ثلاثة أيام فذلك صيام الدهر ». فأنزل الله عز وجل تصديق ذلك فى كتابه (من جاء بالحسنة فله عشر أمثالها ). اليوم بعشرة أيام. 

عن موسى بن طلحة قال سمعت أبا ذر يقول قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم « يا أبا ذر إذا صمت من الشهر ثلاثة أيام فصم ثلاث عشرة وأربع عشرة وخمس عشرة ».

(Jami’ Al Tirmizi Vol.1 Pg.159 – H.M. Sa’eed Company)

There are also narrations that prove that it is sunnah to fast on Mondays and Thursdays.

عن عائشة قالت كان النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم يتحرى صوم الاثنين والخميس.

عن أبى هريرة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال « تعرض الأعمال يوم الاثنين والخميس فأحب أن يعرض عملى وأنا صائم ».

(Jami’ Al Tirmizi Vol.1 Pg.157 – H.M. Sa’eed Company)

It is understood from the abovementioned that both practices are proven through the Ahadith of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Therefore, both will be regarded as sunnah. You could practice on any one of them or both of them, if you have the strength to do so.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Abu Yahya
Student Darul Iftaa

Concurred by:

Ml. Ehzaz Ajmeri,
Student Darul Iftaa

Darul Iftaa

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