Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays

July 24, 2007

Ramadan is fast approaching us and we need to prepare for it.  The month of Shaban is only a couple weeks away as we are in the midst of the month of Rajab.  Therefore, let us prepare for Ramadan by fasting NOW!  Abu Hurayrah (ra) narrated that Rasoolullah (SAW) used to fast on Mondays and Thursdays.  Rasoolullah (SAW) said, “Deeds are presented on every Monday and Thursday.  Allah forgives every Muslim or every believer, except for those who are forsaking each other.  He says (about them), ‘Leave them'” (reported by Ahmad). 

Therefore, let us try to implement the fasting of Mondays and Thursdays before Ramadan begins and let us attempt to keep this routine as part of our lives even after Ramadan has passed us.  You may say that fasting these hot summer days is painful, but consider what one of the righteous scholars of the past said.  He commented how he loved to live on only because of three things and they were to fast in the long summer days, to pray (tahajjud) in the long winter nights, (and the third one is slipping my mind, hehe).

Let us implement the Sunnah of Rasoolullah (SAW) into our lives.  May Allah (SWT) guide us to the truth.  Ameen.  Wa assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu.

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