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1) Fasting is not permitted on the doubtful days.

2)The day of 'Id al Fitr' (the day following the end of Ramadan) as it has been previously explained. "Abu Said al Khudri" said that the Prophet had forbidden fasting on two days, namely, the day of al Fitr and the day of al Nahr (the day the pilgrims offer sacrifice).

3) The days of tashriq (the three days following the day of al Nahr, that is, the 11th, 12th and 13th of the month ofDhu'l Hijja). "Ka'b Ibn Malik" reported that he and "Aws Ibn a Hadthan" were ordered by the Prophet to announce to the people: " None but a believer enters paradise.. the days of "Mina" (i.e. during the pilgrimage) are not days for fasting. "Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqqas" said that the Prophet had ordered him to announce to the people that there is no fast during the day of "Mina". A group of "'Ulama" consider fasting during those days to be reprehensible.

4) Friday should not be a fasting day without fasting a day before or after it. The Prophet said "Do not devote Friday night for Qiyam (night-long prayer) or Friday for fasting".

5) The "Dahr fast" (all the year round) is reprehensible. The Prophet said:"He who fasts the whole year does not fast. Who fasts the Dahr finds himself in hell".

6) A woman shall perform the volunatry fast without the permission of her husband. The Prophet said:" No woman shall fast without her husband's permission except in Ramadan".

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