Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.124B.

Section : Voluntary Fasts, six days of the month of Shawwal.Abu Ayyub al-Ansari reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said: "Whoever fasts during the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of Shawwal will be [rewarded] as if he had fasted the entire year." This is related by "the group," … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.124B.

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Section : Voluntary FastsThe first ten days of Zhul-Hijjah, especially the day of Arafah, for those who are not performing the pilgrimage.1. Abu Qatadah reported that the Messenger of Allah said: "Fasting on the day of 'Arafah is an expiation for two years, the year preceding it and the year following it. Fasting the day … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.124C.

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Section : Voluntary Fasts, Fasting during the month of Muharram, especially the day of 'Ashurah and the days immediately preceding and following it.Abu Hurairah reported: "I asked the Prophet: 'Which prayer is the best after the obligatory prayers?' He said: 'Prayer during the middle of the night.' I asked: 'Which fast is the best after … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.125.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.126.

Section : Being generous in providing household provisions on the day of 'Arafah.Jabir reported that the Messenger of Allah said: "Whoever is generous to himself and to his family on the day of 'Ashurah will have Allah's generosity bestowed on him for the rest of the year." This is related by al-Baihaqi in ash-Shu'ab and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.126.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.127.

Section : Fasting most of the month of Sha'ban (the month preceding Ramadan).The Prophet would fast most of the month of Sha'ban. 'Aishah said: "I never saw the Messenger of Allah fast a complete month save for Ramadan, and I have never seen him fast more in a month than he did in Sha'ban." This … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.127.

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Section : Fasting during the "forbidden" months.The "forbidden" months (during which killing is forbidden) are Zhul-Qidah, ZhulHijjah, Muharram, and Rajab. It is preferred to fast a lot during these months.A man from Bahila came to the Prophet and said: "O Messenger of Allah, I am the man who came to you during the first year." … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.127A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.128.

Section : Fasting Mondays and Thursdays.Abu Hurairah reported that the most the Prophet would fast would be Monday and Thursday. He was asked about that and he said: "The actions are presented on every Monday and Thursday. Allah forgives every Muslim or every believer, except for those who are boycotting each other. He says [about … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.128.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.128B.

Section : Fasting one day and not fasting the next.Abu Salama ibn 'Abdurrahman reported from 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said to him: 'I have been informed that you stay up in prayer during the night and fast during the day. 'Abdullah answered: "Yes, O Messenger of Allah." The Prophet … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.128B.