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When was fasting enjoined?

In which year was fasting enjoined upon the Muslims?.

Praise be to Allaah.  

Fasting the month of Ramadaan was enjoined in 2 AH, and the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasted nine Ramadaans. 

Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Majmoo’ (6/250)” 

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasted Ramadaan for nine years, because it was enjoined in Sha’baan 2 AH, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died in Rabee’ al-Awwal 11 AH. 

And Allaah knows best.

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