Is It Haram to Fast on Thursday, yet Friday Is Ramadan?

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Fatwa ID: 05966

 

Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

 

Question:

 

Is it haram to fast on Thursday, yet Friday is Ramadan?

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “None of you should fast a day or two before the month of Ramadan unless he has the habit of fasting (Nawafil) then he can fast that day.” [1]

 

A person should not fast a day or two before Ramadan unless that day lines up with a day he would’ve fasted anyways. So if a person fasts every Thursday then he can fast the Thursday before Ramadan starts on Friday. 

 

[1] Sahih al Bukhari 1914]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

 

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