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Question ID: 1274 Category: Fasting
Voluntary Fasting

Assalamu Alaikum Mufti Sahab

I would like to fast on Mondays and thursdays . I usully check with my wife a day before fasting to see if she has anything else in mind. Some times she tells me not to fast because she dosnt feel like cooking or eating alone If I am fasting. She would like to fast too but she is week due to health issues and nursing our new born. I was concered that she will be held accountable if she says no to me fasting.I love my wife and I am concerned for her akhira . I feel guilty the day I am not fasting eventhough its voluntary fast .Please Advice .

Jazakallah Khair

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

It is Sunnah to fast on Mondays and Thursdays, and it has many virtues.

If your wife only sometimes forbids you from these “nafil” fasts then there is nothing wrong to entertain her desire, but its persistence is not better.

لا طاعۃ لمخلوق فی معصیۃ اللہ ۔

کان رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم یصوم الاثنین والخمیس  رواہ الترمذی والنسائی (مرقاۃ المفاتح،باب صیام  التطوع: ۴؍۴۸۵)

فقط واللہ اعلم بالصواب