Is this narration authentic?

أيما امرأة صامت بغير إذن زوجها فأرادها على شيء فامتنعت عليه كتب الله عليها ثلاثا من الكبائر

Any woman who fasts [optional fasts] without her husband’s consent, and he wishes to fulfill his desires with her but she refuses [as she is keeping an optional fast], Allah Ta’ala will record three major sins for her.



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (rahimahullah).

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 23)


However, ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the text unreliable (fihi nakarah).

(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 132)


The narration in question is therefore not suitable to quote.


There are authentic Hadiths which state that a woman should seek her husband’s permission before observing optional fasts, without the mention of three major sins being recorded for her. These should be quoted instead.

(Refer: Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 131/132)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar