SUNNAH FASTS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020

Our Prophet (ﷺ) would fast periodically, throughout the year. 

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Whoever fasts a day in the way of Allah, Allah will move his face away from the Hellfire by a distance of seventy years.”

[Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2685, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1153]

 Apart from Ramadan, there were certain categories of Sunnah fasts observed by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) which we have compiled and marked for the remaining months of this year.

1) FASTING MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS

 It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “The Prophet (ﷺ) was keen to fast on Mondays and Thursdays.”

[Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 745; al-Nasaa’i, 2361; Ibn Maajah, 1739; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1044]

2) FASTING ON THE WHITE DAYS – AYYAM AL BEEDH

 It was narrated that Abu Dharr (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me: “If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.”

[Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 761; al-Nasaa’i, 2424; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1038]

3) FASTING FIRST 9 DAYS OF DHU’L-HIJJAH

 Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him and his father) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days” The people asked, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing.”

[Reported by al-Bukhaari, 2/457]

 It was narrated from Hunaydah ibn Khaalid from his wife, that one of the wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to fast on the first nine days of Dhu’l-Hijjah and the day of ‘Ashura’(10th of Muharram), and three days each month, the first Monday of the month and two Thursdays”

[Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 4/205 and by Abu Dawood; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 2/462]

 It was reported from Abu Qatadah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was asked about fasting on the Day of Arafah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.”

[Narrated by Muslim]

 This (fasting – Day of Arafah) is mustahabb (recommended) for those who are not on Hajj. In the case of the one who is on Hajj, it is not Sunnah for them to fast on the Day of Arafah, because the Prophet (ﷺ) did not fast on this day in Arafah. It was narrated that he forbade fasting on the Day of Arafah. 

4) FASTING 10TH DAY OF MUHARRAM – ASHURA

 The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Fasting the day of Arafah I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year before it and the year after it, and fasting the day of Ashura I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.”

[Narrated by Muslim, 1162]

The expiation of sins that is achieved by fasting Ashura refers to minor sins; with regard to major sins, they need separate repentance.

CALENDER LINK

We have added all the dates (except Monday and Thursdays) under the common link so that you can add it to your calendar for the state of Kerala.You will receive a notification 1 day before the Sunnah Fast,InshAllah

Import to your Google Calendar by clicking HERE (This might not work for some devices without Google Calendar App)

PS:We have tried to be as accurate as possible with the dates but we ask your pardon if there is a mistake in the calendar. Please mail as at amityforumkochi@gmail.com with subject “Calender – Sunnah Fast” and we will try to fix it.

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