Fasting Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays every week

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 707, Fatwa No.716
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.8966

Question: My habit is to fast Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays every week, so is there any harm in that?

Response: If the matter is as you have mentioned, then you have done well so long as you do not single out Fridays alone for fasting, because the Prophet ﷺ said:

«None of you should fast on a Friday unless he [also] fasts the day before or the day after», transmitted by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his family and his companions.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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