FASTING ON MONDAY

THE HOLY PROPHET MOHAMMED(SallAllahu Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) COMMEMORATED HIS OWN MAWLID…

The Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) commemorated his own Mawlid by Fasting Syedna Qatadah Al-Ansaari (RadiAllahu Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was asked about fasting on Monday and he replied: “It is the day on which I was born and on which I received the Divine Revelation”. ( Muslim)

This hadith is clear evidence of the importance of the commemoration of the Holy Prophet’s (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) birthday through worship. And Allah the Supreme has commanded in the Holy Qur’an to follow his example -; “Indeed following the Noble Messenger of Allah is better for you -; for one who is confident of Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much. [Surah Ahzab 33:21]

It is also important to note that the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) fixed a certain day, every week, for offering this gratitude. He did this for other matters also e.g. visiting Quba Mosque, visiting martyrs’ graves at Uhud, etc. So if Muslims “fix” a certain day, this too is part of Sunnah. Al-Hafiz ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, in his book Lataif al-maarif, explaining this hadeeth of Muslim said, “It is good to fast on the days that Allah honoured and favoured his servants.”

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Bismillah’hir Rahman’nir Raheem
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