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Fasting in Rajab is a good sunnah or innovation?

Fasting in the month of Radjab is a good sunnah or innovation?
• Rajab is the month of mercy and forgiveness. Being one of the months preceding Ramadan, Rajab is the preparation for this period, and Muslims should be engaged in spiritual purification and fast.
قال الإمام النووي في كتابه "شرح صحيح مسلم":
As for the fasting in the month of Rajab, Imam al-Nawawi in his book Sharh Sahih al-Muslim writes:

Not Fasting due to Illness

Source : Darul Iftaa / 17 Jul 2014


Due to the illness of diabetes, I missed many fasts. Do I have to make qadha now or a kaffara is necessary?


Rajab, One of the Sacred Months

Source : Agencies / 30 Apr 2014

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad Shalallahu ‘alaihi wasallam and upon all his Family and Companions.

Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month is regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).


The Blessings of the First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah

By Abu Amina Elias / 3 Oct 2013

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, the month of the Hajj pilgrimage, are a virtuous and blessed time for performing good deeds and remembering Allah. The good deeds performed during these ten days are greater than all others, except for someone who shows exemplary bravery and is martyred in a just cause for the sake of Allah.


Virtues of fasting during Shawwal

Source : / 24 Aug 2013

Shawwal means ‘lift or carry.’ Shawwal is the tenth month on the Lunar Islamic calendar. The first day of Shawwal is Eid Al-Fitr. There are also six days of fasting during Shawwal which, together with the Ramadan fasts, are equivalent to fasting “perpetually.”

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “He who observed the fast of Ramadan and then followed it with six (fasts) of Shawwal. It would be as if he fasted perpetually.” (Muslim)


Six days of Shawwal

Source : / 6 Aug 2013


What is the extent of the legality for fasting six days of Shawwal (the six 'white' days) and what is their reward?
Is it permissible to combine the intention of fasting them with the intention of making up the missed fast days of Ramadan?

Is it a condition to fast them consecutively?


Voluntary Fasts

By C. Mofty / 1 Aug 2013

The first thing to understand is the difference between what is known as fard and what is known as nafl.  Fard is obligatory, it is what Allah requires us to do, and leaving it is a sin and we will be held accountable for it.  An example is two rakah of Fajr prayer and the fasts of Ramadan.


Performing Sunnah Fasts before Missed Fard Fasts

By Ml. Tariq Muhammad / 25 Jul 2013


As salamu alaikum,

A woman has to fast what she missed during Ramadan due to menstruation. Can she fast sunnah fast without yet fulfilling the missed fard fasts? Jazakallah. May Allah have mercy on you!


10 Incredible Health Benefits of Fasting

By: | 11 Jul 2013

Many people observe fasting as a religious obligation but only few know the health benefits it has. Fasting is a good practice, if properly implemented. It promotes elimination of toxins from the body, reduces blood sugar ans fat stores. It promote healthy eating habits and boost immunity. Here are top 10 health benefits you ca derive from fasting.


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