Lessons from Hadith.


The Fasts of Ayyaam-ul-Beed

Hadhrat Milhaan Al-Qaisi (Radiyallahu anhu) reports, “Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) would encourage us to keep the fasts of Beed i.e. the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth”. He further narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) mentioned, “it is equivalent to fasting every day”. (Abu Dawaud)

This is because Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’la) through his infinite grace has promised reward ten-fold upon each action. Therefore, fasting three days is actually equivalent to fasting thirty days i.e. an entire month. Hence, the reward of practising upon this every month will equal to the reward of one who fasts every single day of his life.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) himself punctually fasted on these days and also encouraged his followers to do the same. According to the weightiest opinion, the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every lunar month have been titled Ayyaam-ul-Beed, the days of Beed.

During the winter months it is extremely easy to practice upon the above and gain the promised rewards. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said “Fasting in the winter is the cool easy profit” (Ahmed)

Hadhrat Umar bin Al-Khattab (Radiyallahu anhu) said,“Winter is the prize of the worshippers”.

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Radiyallahu anhu) said, “Welcome to winter! Blessings descend in it, its nights are long to pray in, and its days are short to fast in”.




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