Is it permissible to fast on a Friday alone?

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Is it permissible to fast on a Friday alone?


Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

According to the Hanafi Mazhab, it is undesirable (makrooh tanzihi) to fast on a Friday alone. It is preferable to fast a day before or after Friday, if one intends to fast on Friday.

(Fatawa Mahmoodiyah Vol.10 pg.196 – Jami’ah Farooqiyah)

The Mazahib of Imam Sahafi’ (Rahimahullah) and Imam Ahmed (Rahimahullah) also hold the same opinion as the Hanafi Mazhab in the abovementioned ruling. However, according to the Mazhab of Imam Malik (Rahimahullah), it is desirable to fast on a Friday alone.

(Al Fiqhul Islami wa Adillatuhu Vol.3 Pg.1635-1639 – Aafaq Ma’rifah Mutajaddidah)

And Allah knows best
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