Nowadays, science also agrees that Fasting has its benefits. So, it’s not compulsory to fast only in Ramadan because you can also fast other than Ramadan to keep yourself healthy and purify the soul. You can make a habit of fasting on Monday and Thursday to develop strong faith and self-restraint.
Niyyat For Fasting on Monday and Thursday
The Dua for fasting on Monday and Thursday is shared below:
Dua for fasting on Monday:
نويت صوم يوم الاثنين سنة لله تعالى
I intend fasting on Monday, because of Allah ta’ala .
Dua for fasting on Thursday:
نويت صوم يوم الخميس سنة لله تعالى
I intend to fast on Thursday, the Sunnah because of Allah ta’ala .
The significance of Fasting on Monday and Thursday in Islam
It was narrated from Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on Mondays. He said:
“On that day I was born, and on it, the Revelation came to me.” Narrated by Muslim, 1162.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Deeds are shown (to Allaah) on Mondays and Thursdays, and I like my deeds to be shown when I am fasting.”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 747; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1041.
Benefits of Fasting on Monday and Thursday
- You can earn more Thawab by following the Sunnah.
- Replenishment and tighten the skin.
- Cleaning of poisons in the body
- Provide rest period for the digestive organs
- Bring down blood pressure
- Reduce the fats level from body
- slow down the ageing process
- Relaxation of soul
- Able to control sexual desire
- Creates a feeling of harmony with the need people