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Fasting In The Month Of Rajab

Question

Please advise about fasting the month of Rajab?

Answer

In regards to the fast of Rajab the following narration has been recorded in Sunan-ul-Kubra of Baihaqi which states that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam would fast to the extent that we Sahaaba (Radhiallahu Anhum) would say that he won’t stop fasting, and he would at times leave out fasting to the extent that we would say that he won’t fast. This means that there weren’t a fixed number of days for fasting. He would fast for such a lengthy duration at times that we would say that he would complete the month, and at times he would omit fasting to the extent that we would say that he wouldn’t fast at all. In other words, at certain times he would fast more and at other times less. 

In conclusion, a person may fast as he wishes during the month of Rajab too, without stipulating and fixing a particular number of fasts.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

أنه ليس ثابتا على مقدار معين من الشهر، بل أحيانا يصوم الشهر حتى نقول: يكمله، وأحيانا يفطر حتى نقول: لا يصومه، ومعنى ذلك أنه أحيانا يصوم منه كثيرا، وأحيانا يصوم منه قليلا

( شرح سنن اي داود – عبد المحسن العباد) 

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