Thursday, July 14, 2011

Types of Fast (Roza) Compulsory, Optional & Prohibited Fasts

Fard/Farz (Unavoidable/Obvious/Compulsory)
Fasting during the month of “Ramadan al Mubarak”.

Wajib/Wajjib (Necessary/Required)
Fasting for the fulfillment of a vow (promise, guarantee, declare, swear, undertake) or an oath (curse, promise, pledge,).

Sunnat/Sunnah (Needed/Desired)
Fast on the 9th & 10th of “Muharram al Haram”.
Fast on 9th of “Zil Hajj”.
Fast on 13th, 14th & 15th of every Lunar Month (Islamic Month).

Mustahab/Mustahib (Good Conduct/Optional)
Fast during the six (6) days of “Shawwal”.
Fast 15th of Shaban.
Fast on every Monday & Thursday.

Makrooh/Mukrooh (Bad Conduct)
Fast for a “Wife” to keep a Non-Fard (Non-Compulsory) Fast without the permission of her “Husband”.

Haram/Harram (illegal/Banned/Forbidden/Prohibited/Not Allowed)
Fast on the days of both Eids.
Fast on the 11th, 12th & 13th of “Zil Hajj”.

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