Fasting on a Monday as this was the day Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was born


Is there any Hadith with the words, ‘You should fast on a Monday because I was born on a Monday’ and is it authentic?



Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded the following:

Sayyiduna ‘Abu Qatadah Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked regarding fasting on a Monday. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘[Monday] was the day I was born and the day that revelation was sent to me.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1162)


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