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Fasting on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the sacred months

Question

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following Hadiths:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have mentioned that: “The reward of 700 years of worship will be recorded for that person who fasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of the sacred months [of Rajab, Zil Qa’dah, Zil Hajjah and Muharram.]

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is also reported to have mentioned that a reward equal to two years of worship will be recorded for that person for each of the three days (i.e. Thursday, Friday and Saturday) of fasting during these sacred months. Read More »

Fasting whilst on journey

Question

Can you please verify and explain the following Hadith:

 قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: “‏لَيْسَ مِنَ الْبِرِّ الصِّيَامُ فِي السَّفَرِ”‏

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A Hadith on fasting and carrying out other good deeds in Ramadan

Question

Please comment on the status of this narration:

من أتى عليه شهر رمضان صحيحا مسلما، صام نهاره، وصلى وردا من ليله، وغض بصره، وحفظ فرجه ولسانه ويده، وحافظ على صلاته مجموعة، وبكر إلى جمعه، فقد صام الشهر، واستكمل الأجر، وأدرك ليلة القدر، وفاز بجائزة الرب

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A lengthy unreliable Hadith on fasting and other occurrences in Rajab

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

Rajab is a tremendous month in which Allah multiplies the good deeds. So whoever fasts a day from Rajab it is as if he fasted a year; and whoever fasts seven days of it the seven gates of Jahannam are closed to him; and whoever fasts eight days from it the eight gates of Jannah are opened to him; and whoever fasts ten days from it will not ask Allah except that Allah will grant it. And whoever fasts from it fifteen days a caller will call out from heavens “Verily you have been forgiven whatever you have done in the past, so renew your good actions.” In Rajab Allah carried Nuh in the ark for six months, the last of them being the day of ‘Ashura, in which it landed on the mountain of Judi, and Nuh fasted along with all those with him as well as the animals, in thanks to Allah….

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All doors of Jannah open

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Are these Hadiths sahih?

1. On the Day of Resurrection, the eight gates of Paradise will be opened for all people who perform the five daily salah, fast in the month of Ramadan, pay zakat, and refrain from major sins. They will enter it through whichever gate they wish. (Hakim)

2. All the gates of Paradise will be opened to him who performs the five daily salah, who fasts in Ramadan, who gives the zakat, and who abstains from seven major sins. It will be said to him, “Enter it peacefully and safely.” (Nasai)

Jazakallahu Khayran.

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