ENCOURAGEMENT TO FAST AL-AYYAAM AL-BEED.

ENCOURAGEMENT TO FAST AL-AYYAAM AL-BEED

ENCOURAGEMENT TO FAST AL-AYYAAM AL-BEED
CONTENT.

1) VIRTUES OF FASTING.

2) ENCOURAGEMENT TO FAST AL-AYYAAM AL-BEED.

3) FASTING AL-AYYAAM AL-BEED IS DONE ACCORDING TO THE LUNAR CALENDAR, NOT THE SOLAR.

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1) VIRTUES OF FASTING. :-

Narrated Abu Sa`id:I heard the Prophet saying, “Indeed, anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s Pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.”

SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 4, Book 52, Hadith 93)

It was narrated from ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir that the Messenger of Allah said:”Whoever fasts one day in the cause of Allah, the mighty and sublime, Allah will separate him the distance of one hundred years from the fire.” (Hasan)

SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2256)

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:“Whoever fasts one day in the cause of Allah, the Mighty and sublime, Allah will remove his face away from the fire in return for the day (the distance of) seventy autumns. (Sahih)

SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2246)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2248)

It was narrated that Abu Saeed Al-Khudri said:”The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Whoever fasts one day in the cause of Allah, Allah will separate between his face and the fire by (a distance of) seventy autumns in return for that day.”‘ (Sahih)

SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2247)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2250)

It was narrated from Abu Saeed that the Prophet said:”Whoever fasts one day in the cause of Allah, the mighty and sublime, Allahwill separate his face from the fire by (a distance of) seventy years.” (Sahih)

SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2249)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2251)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2252)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2254)

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:“There is no good deed that the son of Adam does, but between ten and seven hundred Hasanahs will be recorded for him. Allah, the mighty and sublime, said: ‘Except fasing, for it is for me and I shall reward for it. He gives up his desires and his food for my sake. Fasting is a shield, and the fasting person has two moments of joy. One when he breaks his fast and another when he meets his Lord. And the smell that comes from the mouth of the fasting person is better before Allah than the fragrance of musk.” ‘ (Sahih)

SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 2, Hadith 2217)

Narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Fasting and the Qur’aan will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say, ‘O Lord, I deprived him of his food and his desires during the day, so let me intercede for him.’ And the Qur’aan will say: ‘I deprived him of his sleep at night so let me intercede for him.’ Then they will intercede.”

MUSNAD AHMAD (HADITH 6448)

SOURCE OF MUSNAD AHMAD :-

http://www.islamweb.net/hadith/display_hbook.php?bk_no=121&hid=6448&pid=672351

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2) ENCOURAGEMENT TO FAST AL-AYYAAM AL-BEED. :-

The three days of each month may be fasted at the beginning of the month, in the middle or at the end, and may be done separately or consecutively, but it is better to fast on the ayaam al-beed, which are the days on which the moon is full, namely the 13th, 14th and 15th of each lunar month.

Narrated Abu Huraira:My friend (the Prophet) advised me to do three things and I shall not leave them till I die, these are: To fast three days every month, to offer the Duha prayer, and to offer witr before sleeping.

SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 2, Book 21, Hadith 274)
SUNAN TIRMIDHI (Book 8, Hadith 79)

Abu Dharr narrated that :the Messenger of Allah said: “O Abu Dharr! When you fast three days out of a month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth.” (Hasan)

SUNAN TIRMIDHI (Book 8, Hadith 80)

It was narrated from Jarir bin ‘Abdullah that the Prophet said:”Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and the shining days of Al-Bid, the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (Sahih)

SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2422)

It was narrated that Abu Dharr said:”The Messenger of Allah commanded us to fast the three days of Al-Bid, the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (Hasan)

SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2424)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2425)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2426)

Mu’adha al-‘Adawiyya reported that she asked ‘A’isha, the wife of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him), whether the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed fasts for three days during every month. She said:Yes I said to her: Which were (the particular) days of the month on which he observed fast? She said: He was not particular about the days of the month on which to observe fast.

SAHIH MUSLIM (Book 6, Hadith 2600)
ABU DAWOOD (Book 13, Hadith 2447)
IBN MAJAH (Vol. 1, Book 7, Hadith 1709)
SUNAN TIRMIDHI (Book 8, Hadith 82)

There is broad scope in the command to fast three days, as it says in the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), but the best days of the month for fasting are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth, as it says in the other saheeh ahaadeeth.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: When fasting three days of every month, is it essential that it be only on the ayyaam al-beed? Or is it permissible to fast any three days of the month?

He replied: It is permissible to fast at the beginning of the month, in the middle or at the end, on consecutive days or separately. But it is better if it is done on the three ayyaam al-beed, which are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth. ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to fast on three days of every month, and he did not mind whether he fasted at the beginning or at the end of the month.

(MAJMOO’ FATAAWA AL-SHAYKH IBN ‘UTHAYMEEN, 20/QUESTION NO. 376)

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3) FASTING AL-AYYAAM AL-BEED IS DONE ACCORDING TO THE LUNAR CALENDAR, NOT THE SOLAR. :-

What is meant by al-Ayaam al-Beed is the 13th, 14th, and 15th of each lunar month, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“They ask you about the new moons. Say: These are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the pilgrimage

(SURAH AL-BAQARAH 2 VERSE 189)

So the timing of certain acts of worship and the ‘iddah (waiting period for women who have been divorced or widowed, etc.) are worked out according to the lunar months of the Hijri or Islamic calendar, not the solar months of the Gregorian or Western calendar.

Posted on March 13, 2013, in SAWM (FASTING) and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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