Impermissibility of fasting on the day of doubt [يوم الشك]

Reference: Fataawa as-Siyaam libni Jibreen – Page 101, Fatwa No.123

Question: What is the day of doubt [يوم الشك]? And is it permissible to fast on this day?

Response: The day of doubt is the 30th day of Sha’baan. It is not permissible to fast on this day, as there is a hadeeth on the authority of Salmaan (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu) who said:

«Whoever fasts the day which is doubtful then he has disobeyed Abal-Qaasim (Muhammed ﷺ)».

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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