1) Fasting is not permitted on the doubtful day.

    2) The Day of `Id al-Fitr (the day following the end of Ramadan) as it has been previously explained.

     Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said that the Prophet had forbidden fasting on two days, namely, the day of al-Fitr and the day of al-Nahr the day the pilgrims offer sacrifice).

     3) The days of tashriq (the three days following the day of al-Nahr, that is, the 11th, 12th and 13th of the month of Dhu'l-Hijja.

     Ka'b Ibn Malik reported that he and Aws Ibn al-Hadthan were ordered by the Prophet to announce to the people: "None but a believer enters paradise... the days of Mina (i.e. during the pilgrimage) are days for eating and drinking".

     Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqqas said that the Prophet had ordered him to announce- to the people that there is no fast during the day of Mina. A group of 'ulama consider fasting during those days to be reprehensible.

    4) Friday should not - he a fasting day.

The Prophet said:
"Do not devote Friday night for Qiyam (night-long prayer) or Friday for fasting".

   5) The dahr fast (all the year round) is reprehensible.

The Prophet said:
"He who fasts the whole year does not fast. Who fasts the dahr finds himself in hell".

      A woman shall not perform the voluntary fast without the permission of her husband. The Prophet said "No woman shall fast without her husband's permission except in Ramadan ."

Muslim (Hijra) calendar:
Muharram.             Safar.                     Rabi' Awwal.
   Rabi' Thani.           Jumadal-ula.        Jumadal-   Thaniya.
   Rajab.                      Sha'ban.               Ramadan
   Shawwal.                 Dhul'Qa'da.         Dhul'l-Hijja.
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