In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful. All Praise and Thanks are due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon His messenger
We go out of our ways to please our supervisors, spouses, children, friends, but we tend to forget to please Allah Almighty. We can please Allah Almighty by doing voluntary prayers, especially, salatul Tahajjud, voluntary fasting, charity etc. Following are the months, dates and rewards for voluntary fasting.
MONTH / DATES REWARD
MUHARRAM– Fast of Ashurah is of three levels: EXPIATION FOR LAST
1. To fast on the 9th, 10th &11th YEAR
2. To fast on the 9th & 10th
3. To fast only on the 10th
SHAB’AN- To fast as much as possible OUR DEEDS ARE RAISED
SHAWWAL – Six days after Ramadan, EQUIVALENT OF
continously or on and off FASTING THE
DHUL-HIJJAH – The first nine days, especially the EXPIATION FOR TWO
The day of Arafah YEARS, PREVIOUS
AND THE NEXT.
MONDAYS & THURSDAYS- OUR ACTIONS ARE
ON THE 13TH, 14TH, & 15TH OF IT IS LIKE FASTING
EACH ISLAMIC MONTH FOR THE WHOLE YEAR.
Forbidden days to fast 1. A married woman should not fast voluntarily without her husband’s permission 2.It is prohibited to fast on the Day of Eid al Fitr and the eid al Edha and the three days followiong eid al edha total 4 days, these are days of tashreeq 3, It is prohibited to fast on a day of doubt, which means that if there are people celebrating eid al fitr or eid al edha in your city or town and there are people who are not celebrating then this day is day of doubt. 4. It is prohibited to single out Friday or Saturday to fast except if these are the 13th, 14th and 15th of the Islamic month and you usually fast on those days or the Day of Ashura or the Day of Arafah falls on those two days. 5. It is prohibited to fast every day of the year. 5. It is prohibited to fast continously without breaking your fast.