Reading the intention of fasting Sunnah Monday Thursday and its benefits

Reading the intention of fasting Sunnah Monday Thursday Along with the Benefits. The following is a reading of the intention of fasting Monday-Thursday, complete with a prayer for breaking the fast. In this article there are also benefits of fasting for health. Monday-Thursday fasting is a sunnah fast for Muslims.

Reading the intention of fasting Sunnah Monday Thursday has a priority for every Muslim who runs it. The following are the intentions and procedures for fasting on Mondays and Thursdays in the book Smart, a complete guide to Muslim women's worship, written by Muhammad Syukron.c

Intentions and Procedures for Fasting Monday Thursday

1. Intentions

The intention of fasting Monday and Thursday is done at night before dawn or in the morning at dawn.
The sunnah fasting intention on Monday and Thursday is as follows:

نَوَيْتُ صَوْمَ يَوْمَ اْلاِثْنَيْنِ سُنَّةً ِللهِ تَعَالَى

“Nawaitu sauma yaumal itsnaii sunnatan lillahi tana'ala”

Meaning: "I intend to fast on Monday, sunnah because Allah ta'ala."

2. Suhoor

Reading the intention of fasting Sunnah Monday Thursday. Eating sahur as one of the Sunnah of fasting. This is based on a hadith from Anas bin Malik radhiyallahu 'anhu that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said:

تَسَحَّرُوا فَإِنَّ فِي السَّحُورِ بَرَكَةً

The meaning is: "Have your breakfast, because really in sahur there is a blessing." (Muttafaqun 'alaih)
But when you don't eat breakfast because you wake up late, your fast is still valid.

3. Refrain from some things that cancel

Fasting is refraining from eating, drinking and lust from sunrise to sunset.

4. Open

Iftar is done at sunset. The iftar prayer is the same as the prayer used in the obligatory iftar, fasting in the month of Ramadan.

Prayer for breaking the fast from the history of HR Abu Dawud

God bless you

Dzahabaz zhama'u wabtallatil 'uruqu wa tsabatal ajru, God willing. Meaning: "The thirst has disappeared, and the veins are wet and the reward is still there, God willing."

The advantages of Mondays and Thursdays are generally explained in the following hadith of Abu Hurairah:
Rasulullah shallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam said,

تُفْتَحُ أَبْوَابُ الْجَنَّةِ يَوْمَ الاِثْنَيْنِ وَيَوْمَ الْخَمِيسِ فَيُغْفَرُ لِكُلِّ عَبْدٍ لاَ يُشْرِكُ بِاللَّهِ شَيْئًا إِلاَّ رَجُلاً كَانَتْ بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ أَخِيهِ شَحْنَاءُ فَيُقَالُ أَنْظِرُوا هَذَيْنِ حَتَّى يَصْطَلِحَا أَنْظِرُوا هَذَيْنِ حَتَّى يَصْطَلِحَا أَنْظِرُوا هَذَيْنِ حَتَّى يَصْطَلِحَا

“Heaven's gates are open on Mondays and Thursdays. Every servant who does not commit a little bit of shirk towards Allah will be forgiven (on that day) except for someone who has a dispute (feud) between him and his brother. Later it will be explained to them, end their problems until the two of them reconcile, end their problems until the two of them reconcile." (HR. Muslim no. 2565).

Supporting reasons regarding Monday-Thursday Fasting:

From 'Aisyah radhiyallahu 'anha, he explained,


"The Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam used to save the choice of fasting on Mondays and Thursdays." (HR. An Nasai no. 2362 and Ibnu Majah no. 1739. All Hafizh Abu Thohir explains that this hadith is hasan. Shaykh Al Albani explains that this hadith is authentic)

Usama bin Zaid said,

قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّكَ تَصُومُ حَتَّى لاَ تَكَادَ تُفْطِرُ وَتُفْطِرُ حَتَّى لاَ تَكَادَ أَنْ تَصُومَ إِلاَّ يَوْمَيْنِ إِنْ دَخَلاَ فِى صِيَامِكَ وَإِلاَّ صُمْتَهُمَا. قَالَ « أَىُّ يَوْمَيْنِ ». قُلْتُ يَوْمَ الاِثْنَيْنِ وَيَوْمَ الْخَمِيسِ. قَالَ «ذَانِكَ يَوْمَانِ تُعْرَضُ فِيهِمَا الأَعْمَالُ عَلَى رَ inde

“I said to the Apostle -shallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam-, “O Messenger of Allah, you are seen fasting so that it is thought that there is no time for you not to fast. You look like you're not fasting, so it's thought you've never fasted. Except for the 2 days that you talked to him and fasted at that time." The Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam asked, "What are these two days?" Usamah replied, "Monday and Thursday." Then he said, "The 2 days are the time for worship to the Lord of the universe (to Allah). I really like it when my practice is facing while I'm in a state of fasting." (HR. An Nasai no. 2360 and Ahmad 5: 201. Al Hafizh Abu Thohir explained that this hadith is hasan).

From Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu 'anhu, Rasulullah shallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam said,

تُعْرَضُ الأَعْمَالُ يَوْمَ الاِثْنَيْنِ وَالْخَمِيسِ فَأُحِبُّ أَنْ يُعْرَضَ عَمَلِى وَأَنَِا صَائمِِ

"Various acts of worship face (to Allah) on Mondays and Thursdays, that's why I like it when my deeds are faced while I'm fasting."

(HR. Tirmidzi no. 747. At Tirmidzi explains that this hadith is hasan ghorib. Al Hafizh Abu Thohir explains that the sanad of this hadith is hasan. Shaykh Al Albani explains that this hadith is shahih lighoirihi, that is, witnessed from other lanes).

From Abu Qotadah Al Anshori radhiyallahu 'anhu, Rasulullah shallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam was asked about fasting on Mondays, then he replied,

ذَاكَ يَوْمٌ وُلِدْتُ فِيهِ وَيَوْمٌ بُعِثْتُ أَوْ أُنْزِلَ عَلَىَّ فِيهِ

"That day is the day I was born, the day I was sent or the revelation was sent down for me." (HR. Muslim no. 1162)

Benefits of Fasting Monday Thursday

Benefits of Fasting Monday Thursday

The Prophet explained some of the benefits that can be taken when fasting on Mondays and Thursdays, one of which is:

1. Birthday of the Prophet, Determination of Prophethood, and the Revelation of the Qur'an

Prophet Muhammad SAW as a role model for Muslims, was born on Monday.
He received the first revelation said by Jibril who brought a prophetic treatise, on Monday.

Based on the discussion of Abu Qatadah ra, Rasulullah SAW said:

"That is the day I was born in it and the day I was appointed as an Apostle or the day I was sent down the Qur'an." (Muslim HR)

2. Charity Registration Day

The recording of human charity records every day seems to be carried out on Mondays and Thursdays.
Therefore, if charity registration is carried out while we are fasting, hopefully the worst value will decrease.
Meanwhile, hopefully the value of the good deeds that have been done will increase.
In a story, Rasulullah SAW said:

"The deeds are checked every Monday and Thursday, that's why I like to have my deeds checked while I'm fasting." (HR Turmudzi)

3. Hoping for Allah SWT's Forgiveness

Some close friends asked what was wrong with Mondays and Thursdays, until Rasulullah SAW paid special attention.

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah ra, Rasulullah SAW said:
"Actually these deeds are offered every Monday and Thursday, because of that Allah is willing to forgive every Muslim or every believer, except for 2 people who are hostile, because that is His word: Strengthen both of them." (Reported by Ahmad)

There is one worst deed that Allah SWT does not tolerate for its actors, namely being hostile to each other. Because of this, it deserves attention, to always get along well with colleagues, relatives, partners and people around you.

4. Helps Lose Weight

Fasting is a safe way to lose weight because many studies have shown that when fasting, it allows the body to burn fat cells more efficiently than just a normal diet.

5. Increases Insulin Sensitivity

Fasting has been shown to have a positive effect on insulin sensitivity, enabling it to tolerate carbohydrates (sugar) better than not fasting. A study shows that after a period of fasting, insulin becomes more effective in ordering cells to take glucose from the blood.

6. Accelerate Metabolism

Fasting gives rest to the digestive mechanism in the body, and this can provide metabolic energy to burn calories more effectively. If digestion is bad, this can affect a person's ability to metabolize food and burn fat.

7. Can Extend Life

Believe it or not, the less people eat, the longer people will live. Research has shown how the life span of people in certain cultures is increased by their diet. However, there is no need to live among foreign communes to benefit from fasting. One of the special effects of aging is a slower metabolism.

8. Increases Hunger

Fasting helps regulate hormones in the human body so that you experience true hunger pangs. We know that obese people don't receive the right signals to let them know they are full because of their overeating patterns.

9. Improve Diet

Fasting is a useful practice for those who suffer from the problem of overeating, and for those who find it difficult to establish a proper eating plan due to other tasks and focuses.

10. Improves Brain Function

Fasting has been proven to increase the function of the brain because it increases the production of a protein called neurotrophic factor which is derived from the brain (BDNF).

BDNF activates brain stem cells to turn into new neurons, and stimulates many other chemicals that promote nerve health. This protein protects some brain cells from changes associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

11. Boosts the Immune System

Fasting boosts the body's immune system because it reduces damage by free radicals, regulates the state of infection in the body and starves cancer cells.

12. Contribute To Self-Enlightenment

Fasting has helped some people feel more connected to life through their practice of reading, meditation, yoga, and martial arts among others.

13. Helps Cleanse Skin and Prevent Acne

Fasting can help cleanse the skin so that the body is temporarily freed from digestion, fasting can focus its regenerative energy on other mechanisms.

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