The Days On Which It Is Forbidden To Fast

1) The two days of Eid:

Abu Ubayd, he ex-slave of ibn Azhar, said, “I performed the Eid prayer with Umar ibn Khattab and he said, ‘The Messenger of Allah forbade fasting on these two days: The day you break your fast after your fasting and the day on which you eat from your sacrifice.”[1]

The hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade fasting on the day of al-Fitr and al-Nahr.”[2]

2) The days of Tashreeq (The days of Tashreeq are the days after the day of sacrifice on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah and the scholars differ as to whether they are two or three days):

Narrated from Abu Murrah the freed slave of Umm Hani that he entered with ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr upon his father ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas. He offered them food and said, “Eat.” He said, “I am fasting.” ‘Amr said: “Eat, for these are the days on which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would tell us not to fast and forbade us to fast, and these are the days of al-Tashreeq.”[3]

A’ishah and ibn Umar both said, “It is not exempted for anyone to fast on the days of Tashreeq except for the person who does not have a sacrificial animal.”[4]

3)  It is not allowed for the woman to fast while her husband is present except with his permission:

Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said “It is not permissible for a woman to fast in the presence of her husband except with his permission. And no one can enter the house except with his permission.”[5]



[1] Recorded by Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmizi and Ibn Majah

[2] Recorded by Bukhari and Muslim

[3] Recorded by Abu Dawud. Graded Sahih by sheikh albani.

[4] Recorded by Bukhari

[5] Recorded by Bukhari


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