Fasting the 13th, 14th and 15th of every Islaamic month

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Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 703, Fatwa No.710
al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fowzaan – Volume 3, Page 151

Question: Regarding al-ayyaam al-beedh (13th, 14th and 15th of the lunar month), is it true that the Messenger fasted them when he was travelling as well as when he was back home, or is it something recommended only?

Response: The Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to exert himself in offering voluntary fasts, and he would fast [so much] that it would be said he does not stop fasting, and (likewise) he would not fast until it would be said he does not fast; So the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would exert himself in offering voluntary fasts both whilst travelling as well as when he was back home.

As for him offering the voluntary fasts during al-ayyaam al-beedh (13th, 14th and 15th of the lunar month), then I do not know as nothing currently comes to my mind about this.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.