The Virtue of Fasting Three Days Every Month & al-Ayyâm al-Bîd [The White Days]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَصُومُ – يَعْنِي مِنْ غُرَّةِ كُلِّ شَهْرٍ – ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ

Narrated by ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ûd: The Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم used to fast three days every month.

Sunan Abû Dawûd 2450. Declared Hasan by Al-Albânî


عَنْ حَفْصَةَ، قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَصُومُ ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ الاِثْنَيْنِ وَالْخَمِيسِ وَالاِثْنَيْنِ مِنَ الْجُمُعَةِ الأُخْرَى

Narrated by Hafsah – mother of the believers: The messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم used to fast three days every month: Monday, Thursday and Monday in the next week.

Sunan Abû Dawûd 2451. Declared Hasan by Al-Albânî


سَمِعَ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عَمْرٍو، – رضى الله عنهما – قَالَ قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم -… صَوْمُ ثَلاَثَةِ أَيَّامٍ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ صَوْمُ الشَّهْرِ كُلِّهِ…

‘Abdullâh ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم said to me:… Fasting for three days during the month is like fasting the whole of the month.

Sahîh Muslim 1159


عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ 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 ‏}‏ ‏”‏

It was narrated that Abû Dharr said:”The Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ‘Whoever fasts for three days of each month, he has fasted for a whole lifetime.‘ Then he said: Allâh has spoken the truth in His book: Whoever brings a good deed shall have ten times the like thereof to his credit [Al-An’âm 6:160].

Sunan An-Nasâ’i 2411. Declared Sahîh by Al-Albânî

In the narration collected by Imâm Tirmidhî [762, declared Sahîh by Al-Albânî] :

عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ مَنْ صَامَ مِنْ كُلِّ شَهْرٍ ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ فَذَلِكَ صِيَامُ الدَّهْرِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَأَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ تَصْدِيقَ ذَلِكَ فِي كِتَابِهِ ‏:‏ ‏(‏مَنْ جَاءَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا ‏)‏ ‏.‏ الْيَوْمُ بِعَشَرَةِ أَيَّامٍ

Abû Dharr narrated:”The Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ‘Whoever fasts three days in every month, then that is (similar to) fasting every day.’ Then Allâh Mighty and Sublime is He, attested to that in His Book, by revealing: Whoever brings a good deed, shall have ten times the like thereof. So a day is like ten.”


عَنْ جَرِيرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ صِيَامُ ثَلاَثَةِ أَيَّامٍ مِنْ كُلِّ شَهْرٍ صِيَامُ الدَّهْرِ وَأَيَّامُ الْبِيضِ صَبِيحَةَ ثَلاَثَ عَشْرَةَ وَأَرْبَعَ عَشْرَةَ وَخَمْسَ عَشْرَةَ ‏”‏

Narrated from Jarîr ibn ‘Abdullâh that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:”Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and the shining days of Al-Bîd are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.”

Sunan An-Nasâ’i 2422. Declared Hasan by Al-Albânî


عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ طَلْحَةَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا ذَرٍّ، يَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ يَا أَبَا ذَرٍّ إِذَا صُمْتَ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامٍ فَصُمْ ثَلاَثَ عَشْرَةَ وَأَرْبَعَ عَشْرَةَ وَخَمْسَ عَشْرَةَ ‏”

Abû Dharr narrated that : the Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “O Abû Dharr! If you fast three days out of a month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth.

At-Tirmidhî 761. Declared Sahîh by Al-Albânî


عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ، قَالَ أَمَرَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنْ نَصُومَ مِنَ الشَّهْرِ ثَلاَثَةَ أَيَّامِ الْبِيضِ ثَلاَثَ عَشْرَةَ وَأَرْبَعَ عَشْرَةَ وَخَمْسَ عَشْرَةَ

It was narrated that Abû Dharr said:”The Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم commanded us to fast the three days of Al-Bîd, the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.”

Sunan An-Nasâ’i 2425. Declared Hasan by Al-Albânî


عَنِ ابْنِ مِلْحَانَ الْقَيْسِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَأْمُرُنَا أَنْ نَصُومَ الْبِيضَ ثَلاَثَ عَشْرَةَ وَأَرْبَعَ عَشْرَةَ وَخَمْسَ عَشْرَةَ ‏.‏ قَالَ وَقَالَ ‏ “‏ هُنَّ كَهَيْئَةِ الدَّهْرِ ‏”‏

Narrated by Ibn Malhân al-Qaysi from his father: The Messenger of Allâh صلى الله عليه وسلم used to command us to fast the white days: thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth of the month. He said: it is like fasting all the time.

Sunan Abû Dawûd 2449. Declared Sahîh by Al-Albânî


Published by أبو زكريا عيسى الألباني

BSc (Hons) Microbiology | Qur'ān | Sunnah |

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