[Revive A Sunnah] Fasting on Monday and Thursday


 It was narrated from Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on Mondays. He said:

“On that day I was born, and on it the Revelation came to me.”Narrated by Muslim, 1162.

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 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. )

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Deeds are shown (to Allaah) on Mondays and Thursdays, and I like my deeds to be shown when I am fasting.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 747; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani inSaheeh al-Targheeb, 1041.


Fasting will be an intercession for the slave on the Day of Resurrection, when it will say:

“O Lord, I stopped him from eating and drinking during the day, so let me intercede for him.”[Reported by Ahmad, 2/174; al-Bayhaqi classed its isnaad as hasan in al-Mujtama’, 3/181; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/411).

“Whoever fasts one day for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will keep his face seventy years’ distance away from the Fire because of it.”[Reported by Muslim, 2/808]

May Allah aid us to fast for His sake. Aameen.

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