Good Deed: #97 Fast voluntarily on Monday and Thursday

2:183 (Y. Ali) O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,-

33:35 (Y. Ali) For Muslim men and women,- for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in Charity, for men and women who fast (and deny themselves), for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in Allah’s praise,- for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward.

The Prophet (peace be on him) mentioned that: “The deeds of the worshippers are presented before Allah on Monday and Thursday, I like my deeds to be presented while I am fasting.” (Nasa’I)

The prophet (peace be on him) was asked about fasting on Monday, he said:” That is the day I was born and the day (the first Revelation) was sent down on me.” (Muslim)

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to fast on Monday and Thursday. On being asked about that the Prophet said: “Deeds are presented on every Monday and Thursday. Allah forgives every Muslim or every believer, except for those who are forsaking each other. He says [about them]: ‘Leave them.’ “ (Reported by Ahmad with authentic chain of narrators)

Aayeshah Radhiyallahu anha reports: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam (often) gave importance to the fasting on Mondays and Thursdays” Tirmidhi 287:7

Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu anhu says: “Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: ‘Deeds are presented (before Allah subhanahu wata’allah) on Mondays and Thursdays. I desire that my deeds be presented whilst I am fasting'” Tirmidhi 288:8

Action Plan

1. Make intention to fast
2. Wake up for suhoor/sehri and have a good breakfast before the true dawn
3.Make tahajud/qiyam layl
4. Abstain from food, drink, sexual intercourse and evil from sunrise to sunset.
5. Make iftaar on time at maghrib time

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  1. Goni kalima says:

    Real inportance of fasting rajab?

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