Nafl, voluntary fast
Allaah says:] Fasting is Mine and it is I Who give reward for it.
(Al-Bukhaari, Fath, no. 1904)
There is nothing equivalent to fasting.
(Al-Nisaai, 4/165; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/413)
The prayer (duaa) of the fasting person will not be refused.
(Reported by al-Bayhaqi, 3/345; see also al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1797)
The one who fasts has two joys: the joy of breaking his fast and, when he meets his Lord, the joy of having fasted.
(Reported by Muslim, 2/807)
Fasting will be an intercession for the slave on the Day of Resurrection, when it will say: O Lord, I stopped him from eating and drinking during the day, so let me intercede for him.
(Reported by Ahmad, 2/174; al-Bayhaqi classed its isnaad as hasan in al-Mujtama, 3/181; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/411).
The smell (coming from the mouth of) the fasting person is better in the sight of Allaah than the scent of musk.
Fasting is a protection and a strong fortress against the Fire.
(Reported by Ahmad, 2/402; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/411 and Saheeh al-Jaami, 3880)
Whoever fasts one day for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will keep his face seventy years distance away from the Fire because of it.
(Reported by Muslim, 2/808)
Whoever fasts a day seeking the pleasure of Allaah and then dies [i.e. that is the last thing he does] will enter Paradise.
(Reported by Ahmad, 5/391; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/412)
In Paradise there is a gate called al-Rayyaan, through which those who fast will enter, and no-one else will enter through it. After they have entered, it will be locked and no-one else will enter it.
(Al-Bukhaari, Fath, no. 1797).
[18/11, 05:44] Jameel Masoom: Abu Dharr radhi Allahu anhu narrated that:
The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam commanded us to fast for three days of every month; that is on the days of the full moon; the 13th, 14th, and 15th (of the lunar month).’ (Related by An-Nasa’i and At-Tirmidhi and rendered authentic by Ibn Hibban)
Narrated From Jarir bin ‘Abdullah radhi Allahu anhu that the Prophet said:
“Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and the white days (shining days) are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” [Sunan an-Nasa’i]
Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As radhi Allahu anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,
“Observing Saum (fasting) on three days of every month is equivalent to a full month’s fasting.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
[18/11, 05:45] Jameel Masoom: Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays:
1 –Abu Qatadah al-Ansari narrated radhi Allahu anhu that the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam was asked about fasting on Mondays. He said: “On that day I was born, and on it the Revelation came to me.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1162)
2 – ‘Aishah radhi Allahu anha said: The Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam was keen to fast on Mondays and Thursdays. (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 745; al-Nasai, 2361; Ibn Majah, 1739; classed as saheeh by al-Albani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1044)
3 –Abu Hurayrah radhi Allahu anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said: “Deeds are shown (to Allah) on Mondays and Thursdays, and I like my deeds to be shown when I am fasting.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 747; classed as saheeh by al-Albani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1041)