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Fasting on the Last Wednesday of Safar: Sunnah?

03 November, 2017
Q As-Salamu alaykum. Can you enlighten me on the importance of fasting and special Nawafil on the last Wednesday of Safar?

Answer

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

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.

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Answering your question, The Fatwa Center at Islamweb, issued the following fatwa:

It is not permissible to exclusively designate the last Wednesday of the month of Safar for fasting or for any particular supererogatory acts of worship. This is allocating a particular act of worship to a particular time without religious evidence, and this is an innovation. It was authentically reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “If anyone introduces in our matter something which does not belong to it, will be rejected.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: www.islamweb.net