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What are the nafl fasts?
Nafl fasts: Nafl means extra, what is not obligatory. But it is voluntary or optional. Nafl it is not required by Allah (SWT). Muslims are not sinful for neglecting Nafl, but they are rewarded for doing it.
What are the best days to fast?
Days for voluntary fasting
- any 6 days in the lunar or “Islamic” month of Shawwal (the month after Ramadan (Hijri)
- Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays is desirable if possible.
- The White Days, the 13th, 14th, and 15th day of each lunar month (Hijri)
- the Day of Arafah (9th of Dhu’I-Hijja in the Islamic (Hijri) calendar)
What Sunnah fast?
Fasting twice a week is not only Sunnah, or tradition of the Prophet, but in fact is said to be a healthy routine for your body. There are studies that show that intermittent fasting is an opportunity for the body to cleanse itself of waste and to increase one’s metabolic rate, helping burn more calories.
Which Prophet fasted every day?
The Prophet (SAW) would fast every Monday, Thursday, and the so-called Lunar Days which are the 13th, 14th, 15th or every Lunar Month – these days sum up to roughly one-third of the month. On regular days, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) would practice intermittent fasting which is eating once a day.
How many fasts are there in Shawwal?
Fasting during Shawwāl The first day of Shawwāl is Eid al-Fitr. Some Muslims observe six days of fasting during Shawwāl beginning the day after Eid ul-Fitr since fasting is prohibited on this day. These six days of fasting together with the Ramadan fasts, are equivalent to fasting all year round.
What DUA do you say before fasting?
Dua for breaking fast in Ramadan: Allahumma inni laka sumtu, wa bika aamantu, [wa ‘alayka tawakkaltu], wa Ala rizqika aftartu. English translation: Oh Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance.
Is it better to fast in the morning or night?
Fasting in the evening and overnight, then eating early in the day is the pattern that has the most profound benefits. The research is clear that people who eat in the morning and afternoon have healthier blood lipid profiles and better blood sugar control and tend to weigh less than those who eat late in the day.
At what age is it compulsory to fast?
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, but is not mandatory for Muslim children until they reach puberty, usually between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls, and 12 and 16 for boys.
Can I kiss my wife private parts in Islam?
It is permissible to kiss the private parts of the wife before intercourse. However, it is makruh after intercourse. Therefore, any method of sexual intercourse cannot be said to be forbidden until clear evidence of the Qur’an or Hadith is found.
Can I touch my wife in Ramadan?
Ali Ahmed Mashael: In Ramadan, it could stir desire and therefore, hugging and kissing is forbidden. Physical affection between a married couple during Ramadan corrupts the worship. A couple must refrain from doing this until after iftar.
Is Shawwal fast compulsory?
“Whoever fasts in Ramadan and follows it with six days of Shawwal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.” (Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawood, Al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaai and Ibn Maajah). Dear readers, although the fasting of Shawwal is not obligatory it is highly recommended as the above Prophetic sayings point out.
What month is after Shawwal?
The names of the months in the Islamic calendar are: Muharram; Safar; Rabi’ al-awwal; Rabi’ al-thani; Jumada al-awwal; Jumada al-thani; Rajab; Sha’aban; Ramadan; Shawwal; Dhu al-Qi’dah; Dhu al-Hijjah.