Posted by: alqamardesigns | August 5, 2009


What are the “3 White Days”?

The Prophet Muhammad (S) used to fast the middle 3 days of each Hijri month, that being the 13th, 14th and 15th.

Below are some Authentic Ahadeeth to encourage us to perform this great Ibadah..

“If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, (761); al-Nasaa’i, (2424); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, (1038)).

“Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and Ayaam al-beed (The white days) are the 13th, 14th and 15th.” (Al-Nasaa’i).

“My close friend [i.e., the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)] advised me to do three things which I will never give up until I die: fasting three days each month, praying Duha, and sleeping after praying Witr.(al-Bukhaari, 1178; Muslim, 721).

“There is nothing equivalent to fasting.” (Al-Nisaa’i, 4/165; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/413)

“The prayer (du’aa’) of the fasting person will not be refused.” (Reported by al-Bayhaqi, 3/345; see also al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1797)

“Fasting is a protection and a strong fortress against the Fire.” (Reported by Ahmad, 2/402; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/411 and Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3880)

“Whoever fasts one day for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will keep his face seventy years’ distance away from the Fire because of it.” (Reported by Muslim, 2/808)

“Whoever fasts a day seeking the pleasure of Allaah and then dies [i.e. that is the last thing he does] will enter Paradise.” (Reported by Ahmad, 5/391; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/412)

Let’s hasten and take advantage of these days before a day will come that we will be begging to be returned so we can perform good deeds..

Ahmad narrated (10560) that Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Hour will not begin until time passes quickly, so a year will be like a month, and a month will be like a week, and a week will be like a day, and a day will be like an hour, and an hour will be like the burning of a braid of palm leaves.” Ibn Katheer said: Its isnaad is (saheeh) according to the conditions of Muslim. And it was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7422

Another reason that makes these Three white days special is that they are Sha’baans Three White days ..(read Hadeeth below)..

Narrated by al-Nasaa’i and Abu Dawood, and classed as saheeh by Ibn Khuzaymah, according to which Usaamah ibn Zayd said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, I do not see you fasting in any month more than in Sha’baan.’ He said, ‘That is a month concerning which many people are heedless, between Rajab and Ramadaan. It is the month is which people’s deeds are taken up to the Lord of the Worlds, and I would like my deeds to be taken up whilst I am fasting.’” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i, 2221


{adapted from an email sent by Sister Heba}


  1. sir, would it be possible for me to be update for the THREE WHITE DAYS each months at around on the 10th, this is becouse i hardly know the islamic month, please.
    my email:

    • Asalaamualaykum, I will pass your email to a sister who usually sends out to her mailing list the three white days each month.

  2. as salaamu alaikum
    can you please add my email to the list

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