The Fast of the 27th of Rajab

Mufti Salman Mansurpuri حفظه الله said, “Receiving the rewards for one thousand fasts by fasting on the 27th of Rajab is not established in the Holy Quran, authentic hadith nor any reliable evidence.”[i]

Faqeehul Ummah Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi رحمه الله said, “The great virtue of the 27th of Rajab is famous amongst the masses. However, it is wrong. To believe in its virtue is wrong. To fast with this intention is wrong.”[ii]

Mufti Abdur Raheen Lajpuri رحمه الله said, “The narrations concerning the 27th of Rajab are fabricated or weak. They are not authentic or reliable. Therefore to fast on the 27th of Rajab, with the belief that it is Sunnah like the Aashoorah fast and that one will receive one thousand rewards, is prohibited.”[iii]

The grand Mufti, Maulana Azizur Rahman رحمه الله said, “There is no basis for what the general masses believe that by fasting on the 27th of Rajab one receives the rewards of a thousand fasts.”[iv]

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


[i] Kitabun Nawazil Vol.6 Pg.329

[ii] Fatawa Mahmoodiyah Vol.15 Pg.227-228

[iii] Fatawa Raheemiyah Vol.7 Pg.274

[iv] Fatawa Darul Uloom Deoband Vol.6 Pg.304

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