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Assalamu-alaikum, An Aleem says: – traditional Eid-e-Milad-Un-nabi is Bid’ah. It is not Islamically right. But, it is true that Rasulullah SAWS himself celebrates the days MONDAYs keeping Fast since it was his birth day, day of Hizrat, day of getting Nabuwat etc. I would like to know, if it is correct and if so, can we keep fast on Mondays like our prophet SAWS ? Zazakallahu Khairan.

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Assalamu-alaikum, An Aleem says: – traditional Eid-e-Milad-Un-nabi is Bid’ah. It is not Islamically right. But, it is true that Rasulullah SAWS himself celebrates the days MONDAYs keeping Fast since it was his birth day, day of Hizrat, day of getting Nabuwat etc. I would like to know, if it is correct and if so, can we keep fast on Mondays like our prophet SAWS ? Zazakallahu Khairan.

Answer

(Fatwa: 1131/975=B-1429)

 

The traditional Meelad is bid’ah, it has no proof. However, keeping fast on Monday is Mustahab (desirable), the Prophet (صلي الله عليه وسلم) used to keep fast on that day. It is in the Hadith:

سئل رسول الله عن صوم الإثنين فقال فيه ولدت وفيه أنزل علي (رواه مسلم)

“Prophet (صلي الله عليه وسلم) was asked about keeping fast on Monday, so he replied: on that very day I was born and the revelation came upon me on the same day”.

It is said in another Hadith: “Good deeds are being presented on Monday and Thursday and I like my good deeds to be presented while I am keeping fast.” (Tirmizi)

These are the virtues and reasons behind keeping fast on Monday. The person whom Allah has given strength should keep fast on that day, it is a matter of great virtue.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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