Fasting on Mondays

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Q: Is there any truth to the claims that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) fasted on Monday because he was born on a Monday. If it is true, is it permissible to use this to say that one can celebrate his birthday?


A: At times Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would also fast on a Monday and at times he would fast on the 13th, 14th and 15th of the lunar month.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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