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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advises Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to fast the white days (Ayyamul Bid)

Question

What is the authenticity of this narration?

Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to me: “If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (The Ayyamul Bid)

 

Answer

Imams Tirmidhi and Nasai (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 761, Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 2424)

 

Also see here and here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar