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Monday and Thursday fasting Shia view

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May the peace, blessings and mercy of God be upon you all. 

I am aware that Sunnis believe that the Messenger of God used to fast on Mondays and Thursdays. What do the Shias believe with this matter? Is it true, or not? Do Shias condemn this statement or not? Do Shias have a different belief?

Also, I would like to fast outside of Ramadan because it increases my taqwa, am I allowed to do this, if no, why? If yes, on what days? [Any hadith on fasting outside of Ramadan for Shias?]

I would like to say that I am not here to refute with anyone.

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Salam Alaykum. the popular and famous verdict in shia's scholars is there is nothing spacial about Mondays and Thursdays and even some of them rule's  that you better not to fast in these days but as i told before the majority believe that those days are like other days in fasting.

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about the holy profit we have some narrations that confirms Sunnis beliefs  that the Messenger of God used to fast on Mondays and Thursdays but there are some indication that make scholars to think the narrations were issued because of Taqiya. for more you can read Mer'ato-al-oghol vol 16 p 361 

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According to Ayatollah Sistani, fasting on these days is recommended:

1.       First and last Thursday of any month

2.       13th, 14th and 15th of any month

3.       All Rajab and Shaaban

4.       Nurooz (first days of the new year)

5.       4th till 9th of Shavval

6.       25th and 29th of Zi Qade

7.       First day till 9th of Zi Hajj E

8.       18th of Zi hajj (Qadir eid)

9.       24th of I Hajje (Mobahila')

10.   First day, third and 7th of Muharram

11.   17th of Rabi Al Avval (birthday of prophet)

12.   15th of Jamadi Al Avval

13.   27th of Rajab (Mabath)


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Hi i found it in Ayatollah Sistani`s site:

1757. Fasting is Mustahab on every day of a year except those on which it is haraam or Makrooh to observe a fast. Some of them which have been strongly recommended, are mentioned here:
The first and last Thursday of every month and the first Wednesday after the 10th of a month. If a person does not observe these fasts it is Mustahab that he gives their qadha. And if he is incapable of fasting, it is Mustahab for him to give one mudd of food or prescribed coined silver to poor. 13th, 14th and 15th day of every month. On all days of Rajab and Shaban or on as many days as it is possible to fast, even though it may be one day only. The day of Eid Nawroz. From the 4th up to the 9th of the month of Shawwal. The 25th and 29th day of the month of Zi qa'da. From the 1st day to the 9th day (i.e. 'Arafa day) of the month of Zil hajj. But if, it is not possible for one to recite the Duas of 'Arafa due to weakness caused by fasting, it is Makrooh to fast on that day. The auspicious day of Ghadir (18th Zil hajj). The auspicious day of Mubahila (24th Zil hajj). The 1st, 3rd and 7th day of Muharram. The birthday of the Holy Prophet (17th Rabi'ul awwal). 15th day of Jumadi'ul oola.
Fasting is also recommended on 27th of Rajab - the day the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) declared his Prophethood. If a person observes a Mustahab fast, it is not obligatory on him to complete it. In fact, if one of his brethren-in-faith invites him to a meal, it is Mustahab that he accepts the invitation and breaks the fast during the day time even if it may be after Zuhr.










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