Category: Ramadan
Fatwa#: 19163
Asked Country: United Arab Emirates

Answered Date: Feb 24,2011

Title: Is it permissible to specify one of two days in a given week to keep the fast of nadhr (vow)?

Question

I wanted to know about the fast of nadhr (vow).

If I make the following vow: “O Allah if my wish is fulfilled then I will fast once in a week either Monday or Thursday for two months.” 

Is it permissible to fast any one of those two days every week?

Answer

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Yes, it is permissible to make a vow to fast either of the two days every week. You will then have the choice of fasting either on Monday or on Thursday every week according to your vow. If any of the vowed fasts are missed then they have to be made up.

The fasts of nadhr (vows) are wājib (obligatory) and one should be mindful of observing them as soon as the wish or desire is fulfilled. [i] [ii] [iii]


And Allāh knows best.

Ml. Sohail Bengali
Chicago, IL (USA)

Concurred by:

Muftī Abrar Mirza
Chicago, IL (USA)

Under the Supervision of Muftī Ebrahim Desai (South Africa)

 

 ولو قال: عليّ صوم هذا الشهر يوماً كان عليه أن يصوم هذا الشهر في أي الوقت ما شاء [i]

الميحط البرهاني كتاب الصوم، الفصل الحادي عشر في النذور: ٢/ ٤٠٠ دار الكتب العلمية

 

 وإذا نذر بصوم كل خميس يأتي عليه، فأفطر خميسا واحدا، فعليه قضاؤه [ii]

المرجع السابق: ٢/ ٤٠٣

 

ولو قال لله علي صوم هذا الشهر يوما لزمه صوم ذلك الشهر بعينه متى شاء موسعا [iii]

 عليه إلى أن يموت ؛ لأن الشهر لا يتصور أن يكون يوما حقيقة وهو بياض النهار فحمل على الوقت فصار كما لو قال لله علي أن أصوم هذا الشهر وقتا من الأوقات

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق، كتاب الصوم، فصل في النذر ٢ /٥٢٠ دار الكتب العلمية

 

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