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Is the fast during the day of Mehraj according to the practice of the Holy Prophet (SAW)?

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Fast of Mairaaj

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


To the best of our knowledge, there is absolutely no evidence in the established and authentic Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) whereby he (saws) observed, or commanded the believers to observe a fast (or any specific rite, ritual, commemoration, celebration, or prayer) to commemorate the Night of Mairaaj.


Thus if one were to observe any rite, or ritual, or celebration, or fast, or prayer specifically to commemorate the Mairaaj of the Prophet (saws), he/she would be guilty of observing something which was neither performed nor endorsed by the Messenger of Allah (saws), and such an act would never be acceptable as worship to Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Worlds. In fact, such an act would constitute a clear manifestation of inventing or observing a ‘bida’ or an innovation, and every innovation in the perfect deen of Islam would be an error and a grave sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.


Sahih Muslim Hadith 1885 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah

That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon: “The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran; and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws). The most evil affairs are the innovations (bida), and every innovation (bida) is an error.”


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4515 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib

That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: “If anyone introduces an innovation (bida in religion), he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation (bida) or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (bida), he is cursed by Allah, by His Angels, and by all the people!”


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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