Fast any 3 days a Month for this Reward

عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم : مَنْ صَامَ ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ فَقَدْ صَامَ الدَّهْرَ كُلَّهُ ، ثُمَّ قَالَ : صَدَقَ اللَّهُ فِي كِتَابِهِ : {مَنْ جَاءَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا

Abu Dharr (radi Allahu anhu) said: Allah’s Messenger (sallAllahu alayhi wa salam) said :  “Whoever fasts  three days from every month , it is like fasting the whole year, then Allah revealed what supports this in His book, ” Whoever comes with a good deed will have ten times the like thereof to his credit” .

Collected by:At-Tirmithi (762) , An-Nisa’I (2409) and Ibn Majah (1708) graded as being Sahih by Shaykh Al-Albani and Shaykh Muhammad Adam.

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Benefits for this topic:


  • Abu Dharr al-Ghifari. There is a difference of opinion about his exact name , but what is well known is – Jundub ibn Junādah[1]

Reason for revelation:

  • The verse: ” Whoever comes [on the Day of Judgement] with a good deed will have ten times the like thereof [to his credit](Al-An’am 160), was revealed because of this hadith.[2]

Description of the fast

  • A person can make his intention after Fajr as long as he didn’t do anything which breaks the fast.[3]
  • A person can fast any three days a month he wishes. For example, you can fast on the 1st,2nd , 3rd, or on the 13th,14th and 15th or you can observe fasting on the 21st,22nd, or 23rd and still receive the reward.[4]
  • The person has the right to fast these days in succession or he can divide them up. So for example, you fast on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd or you can fast on the 1st, 11th, or 29th of each month[5].
  • Fasting on the white days of the months (13th, 14th, 15th ) is recommended and is better.[6]
  • Sometimes the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa salam) would fast the first Monday and Thursday of the month. Then the following week he would fast on Thursday only.[7]

Is there a contradiction in this hadith and fasting ramadhan along with the  6 days of Shawwal?

  • There is no contradiction between these two hadith. Allah has the ability to reward the person twice. He can be rewarded for his  fast in Ramadhan along with the six days of Shawwal and for his fasting three days a month, together.[8]
  • Reminder ** Follow   the Islamic calendar for these days.

Translated and compiled by the one in need of Allah’s Mercy

Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle Sr.

Doha, Qatar 1435©

Republished 28/3/2016

[1] Isabah fee tamyeez As-Sahabah by Ibn Hajr # 9868

[2] Shaykh Muhammad Adam explanation Sunnan An-Nisa’I vol 21 page 333 printed Dar Al-Barum 1st edition 1424H

[3] Majmu’ Fatawa Sh Abdul Aziz bin Baz page  vol 15/pg420 by Dar Asda’ 3rd edition 1428H

[4] Sahih Muslim 1160

[5] Majmu Fatawa Sh. Al-Uthaymeen  by Darut Thuriyah 2nd edition 1426H, vol 20 pg.11-12

[6] Sunnan An-Nisa’I 2422

[7] Sunnan An-Nisa’I 2414 checked by Sh. Al-Albani

[8] Explanation of Sunnan An-Nisa’I page 333 printed Dar Al-Barum 1st edition 1424H

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