Wednesday 15 Thu al-Hijjah 1441 - 5 August 2020
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When was fasting enjoined?

Question

In which year was fasting enjoined upon the Muslims?.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

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.