Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 1 (281).

'Abdullah bin Shaqeeq Radhiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "I inquired from 'Aayeshah Radhiyallahu 'Anha regarding the (nafil) saum of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. She replied: 'At times Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam fasted continuously. We used to say, he will keep on fasting (this month). At times he did not fast, till we began thinking he will not … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 1 (281).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 2 (282).

Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "Someone was asked about the saum of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam? He replied: 'It was his noble habit to fast on different occasions. In some months he fasted for so many days, that it was thought he would continue fasting. In other months he did not fast, we thought he would … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 2 (282).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 3 (283).

Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu relates: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam fasted the major portion of the month at times, till we thought that he did not intend ending the fasts. In some months he did not fast, we began to think he would not fast now. Besides Ramadaan he did not fast for a full month".CommentaryThe … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 3 (283).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 4 (284).

Ummi Salaah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports: "I did not observe Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam fast for two consecutive months, besides the month of Sha'baan and Ramadhaan".CommentaryApparently this hadith seems to contradict all the previous ahaadith. Till now all the ahaadith were unanimous that besides Ramadhaan Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam did not fast for a complete … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 4 (284).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 5 (285).

"Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "I did not observe Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam fast for more days in any month (excluding Ramadaan) other than Sha'baan. He fasted for the major part of the month, and nearly fasted for the full month".CommentaryThis goes a bit further where Sayyiditina 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha clearly mentions the fasting of the … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 5 (285).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 6 (286).

'Abdullah bin Mas'ud Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam fasted for three days at the beginning of every month, and he very seldom did not fast on Friday".CommentaryOne has been persuaded in many ahaadith to observe saum for three days in every month. The thawaab (reward) for every good deed is tenfold, therefore the … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 6 (286).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 7 (287).

Aayeshah Radhiyallahu anha reports: "Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam (often) gave importance to the fasting on Mondays and Thursdays"CommentaryIn some narrations the reason for giving importance to these days are mentioned. One reason will be mentioned in a hadith of Sayidina Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu anhu which follows in this chapter, that deeds are presented on these … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 7 (287).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 8 (288).

Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu anhu says: "Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said: 'Deeds are presented (before Allah subhanahu wata'allah) on Mondays and Thursdays. I desire that my deeds be presented whilst I am fasting'".CommentaryMaking it possible for these to be easily accepted. The question may arise regarding the presenting of deeds. The gist of a hadeeth mentioned … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 8 (288).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 9 (289).

'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam fasted three days of every month. In some months he fasted on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, and in some months he fasted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays".CommentarySo that in this manner all the days of the week are covered. The days of Friday were intentionally omitted as … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 9 (289).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 11 (291).

Mu'aadhah Radiyallahu 'Anha says. "I inquired from 'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha, did Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam fast for three days of every month?" She replied: "Yes". I then asked: "On which days of the month did he fast". She replied. "He did not fast on specific days, but whenever suitable".CommentaryAt certain times it was the practice … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 11 (291).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 12 (292).

Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports: "The Quraysh observed the fast of 'Aa-shura in the days of jaahiliyyah (pre-Islaarnic period of ignorance). Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam also observed this fast (before the hijrah as a nafl). (After the hijrah) when he came to Madinah Munawwarah he observed these and commanded the ummah also to observe it. When … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 12 (292).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 13 (293).

'Alqamah Radhiyallahu anhu relates: "I asked Aayeshah Radhiyallahu anha: 'Did Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam fix a day for 'Ibaadah? She replied: 'The practices of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam was of a continuous nature. Who among you have the strength, which Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam had?'"CommentaryThat meant to set aside a day for some special devotion. … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 13 (293).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 14 (294).

'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam once came home, a woman was present at that time. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam inquired. 'Who is this woman?' I replied: 'This is a certain woman who does not sleep at night'. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: 'One should observe only that amount of nawaafil which one … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 14 (294).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 15 (295).

Abu Salih R.A. reports "I enquired from Aayeshah and Ummi Salamah Radhiyallahu anhuma that which act was the most beloved by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam?" Both gave the reply "That deed which was practised continuously, even if it was a little".CommentaryThe object of all these ahadeeth are that saum, and likewise all other nafl deeds, … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 42, Hadith Number 15 (295).