Some Believers (Momin) want to say extra sunnah fastings (Roza) and Niyyat for Sunnah Fasting is being shared today with English and Arabic dua versions.
When Ramadan Kareem ends, we start counting of days and months that when the holy month will come back and we would enjoy the blessings of fasting. Why we do this when our religion is offering us to observe fasting periodically throughout the year. Our Prophet (PBUH) was also fast periodically in the year. So, fasting on those particular days on which our Nabi (SAW) used to fast is called Sunnah fasting. Sunnah fasting is a way to express your love and obedience to Muhammad (PBUH).
So, this year don’t spend your time in counting days to welcome Ramadan and observe Sunnah fasting to refresh your Imaan! We are going to share the Niyyat (Dua) for Sunnah Fasting for your relief.
Dua / Niyyah for Sunnah Fasting
Dua for Sunnah Fasting in English:
O, Allah! I shall fast for Your sake, so forgive my future and past sins
The significance of Sunnah Fasting
Narrated by Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin: “Hunaydah al-Khuza’i reported on the authority of her mother who said: I entered upon Umm Salamah and asked her about fasting. She said: The Prophet used to command me to fast three days every month beginning with Monday or Thursday. (Sahih Muslim, Book 13, Number 2446)”
‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr narrated that:
“The Messenger of God was informed that I had taken an oath to fast daily and to pray (every night) all the night throughout my life (so he came to me and asked whether it was correct): I replied, “Let my parents be sacrificed for you! I did say so.” The Prophet then said, “You can not do that. So, fast for few days and give it up for a few days, pray and sleep. Fast three days a month as the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times and that will be equal to one year of fasting.” I replied, “I can do better than that.” The Prophet said to me, “Fast one day and give up fasting for a day and that is the fasting of Prophet David and that is the best fasting.”I said, “I have the power to fast better (more) than that.” The Prophet said, “There is no better fasting than that.” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 31, Number 197)
Days of Sunnah Fasting
- Fasting on Monday and Thursday
- On 13, 14, and 15 dates of each Lunar month
- Fasting in 6 days of Shawwal, the month after Ramadan Kareem.
- On the day of Arfah( 9 Dhu’I-Hajj)
- In the month of Rajab and Shaban (As often as you can)
- First 9 days of Dhu’I-Hajj
- Day of Ashura – 10th of Muharram