Combining Missed Fasts of Ramadan with Fasting of Dhul-Hijjah: OK?
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Combining Missed Fasts of Ramadan with Fasting of Dhul-Hijjah: OK?

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Reply Date

Aug 22, 2017

Question

Is it permissible to combine the intention in fasting missed days of Ramadan with the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah?

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Answer


Combining Missed Fasts of Ramadan with Fasting of Dhul-Hijjah

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


 

In this fatwa:

It is permissible to combine the intention on fasting the missed days of Ramadan and the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, except the ninth day, the Day of `Arafah, as fasting this day expiates the sins of both a previous and coming year.


Responding to your question, Dr. Mahmud Al-Khayami, Head of Islamic Studies Dept., Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, stated:

All Muslims are encouraged to do their best to do good deeds in these best days of the year.

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “No days in which the good deeds are better than these days – referring to the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.” (Al-Bukhari)

Fasting of Dhul-Hijjah

It is permissible to combine the intention on fasting the missed days of Ramadan and the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, except the ninth day, the Day of `Arafah, as fasting this day expiates the sins of both a previous and coming year.

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) when asked about fasting the Day of `Arafah said, “I hope it expiates the sins of the previous and the next year.” (Muslim)

Therefore, you should fast this day with a particular intention, not combining any intention with it, so that you can get the great reward which the Prophet promised in the above hadith.

Almighty Allah knows the best.




About Dr. Mahmud Al-Khayami

Head of Islamic Studies Dept., Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University

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