Forbidden and recommended days for fasting

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: What are the forbidden days to fast in the Islamic calender/ year? Also which are the favourable days to fast in the months and year.



1. It is impermissible to fast on five days during the year. The two eids and three days after eidul adha (Ayaamut Tashreeq).

2. The 13th 14th and 15th of every month, Mondays and Thursdays, two days in Muharram i.e Aashura (9th and 10th or 10th and 11th) and the 9th of Zul Hijjah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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