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Mustahab Fasts

Nasihah (Advice): Fast of Al-Ayyam-ul-Beed:

Jareer ibn ‘Abdullaah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and ayyam al-beed are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (Nasaa’i)

Abu Dharr Radhiyallahu Anhu said: The Messenger of Allaah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said to me: “If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (Tirmidhi)

“Beed” is the plural of “Abyad” which means white. Three days of 13, 14 and 15 of lunar month are called “Al-Ayyam-ul-Beed” for the reason that their nights are bright because of the moonlight. The moon begins to diminish gradually after these days.

Question and Answer:
Q. Are the fast of Mon,Thu and 13th,14th,15th sunnat or mustahab/nafil??
and if anyone of this fast is broken knowingly AND unknowingly wat is the way forward for it.
(Questions published as received)

A. The fast of Monday and Thursday and similarly the fast of the 13, 14 and 15 of the Lunar month are Mustahab. (Maraaqiyul Falaah)
If one had commenced the fast and then broke it, it will be wajib to repeat it.

And Allah Knows Best

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