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Fasting Mondays only

Fatwaa ID: 1749

A.aleikum, is it still a sunnah practice if someone fasts every Monday but cant fast on Thursday due to work and other reasons? I have heard some say it’s a must to fast both Mon n Thur…please advise.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

If you fast on Mondays only, you will still be acting upon a sunnah. You will be rewarded for your fasts. Fasting on Mondays and thereby acquiring its virtues is not contingent to fasting on Thursdays. What you heard is incorrect. It is best to fast both days but if one fasts only one, then that is still commendable.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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