FASTING IN ISLAM | RAMADAN
Fundamental of Islam is based on the Five Pillars and Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. Fasting in Islam during Ramadan is one of the mandatory acts that every Muslim should carry out throughout his life. It was made fard by ALLAH(SWT) and was followed by all Prophets and Messengers throughout their lifetime. Fasting in Islam is an act of Taqwa making him God-Conscious.
Fasting in Islam teaches each and every believer sabar and self-control in their life. Which help in controlling their Nafs and to strengthen one’s faith. Fasting in Islam also serves the purpose of cleansing the Nafs and freeing it from harm.
ALLAH(SWT) has said in Surah Baqarah verse [2:185]
“The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month…”
FASTING IN ISLAM ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY
There are two main facts that coincide with Fasting in Islam on Monday and Thursday other than the month of Ramadan.
It is reported in a Hadith when The Prophet(PBUH) was asked on fasting in Islam on Monday and our beloved Prophet(PBUH) responded by saying that “On that day I was born, and on it, the Revelation came to me.”
It was narrated that Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet(PBUH) was keen to fast on Mondays and Thursdays.
In an another Hadith, It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet(PBUH) said: “Deeds are shown to ALLAH(SWT) on Mondays and Thursdays, and I like my deeds to be shown when I am fasting.”
The other thing about fasting on Monday and Thursday constantly is to control your Nafs. If he/she are in their age of marriage and they can not get married it is recommended to fast Monday and Thursday.
It is also recommended to fast in 13, 14, & 15 of each lunar months or you can fast Monday & Thursday of every month. It is permissible to fast in beginning or end of the moth but it is recommended to fast in the three days of the lunar month
These are the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet(PBUH) which he did himself and becomes our responsibility to follow the footstep of our leader the man who lived his life to please ALLAH(SWT) and to guide this Ummah to the point where it is today. May ALLAH(SWT) bless Prophet(SAW) and his noble Companions(May ALLAH(SWT) have mercy on their soul). Keep It Halal for the sake of ALLAH(SWT).