Is fasting permissible today?

Is fasting permissible today?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is Makrooh Tahreemi for one to fast on the “Ayyam al-Tashreeq”.[1]  Therefore, it will not be permissible for one to fast today[2] since it is the last “Day of Tashreeq”.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Concurred by,
Moulana Abdul Azeem Bin Abdul Rahmaan

Student Darul Iftaa


 1 و اما المكروه فهو قسمان، مكرزه تنزيها و مكروه تحريما، و الثاني صوم العيدين، و أيام التشريق ( نور الايضاح، ص 182)

[2] Refers to 29/10/2012, South Africa