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Abu Rayyah Rejects that the Fasting of Ramadan Along with Three Fasts of Each Month are Equivalent to Fasting Throughout the Year

 

On page 68, Abu Rayyah says:

 

قال ابو هريرة انى سمعت رسول الله (ص) يقول: صوم رمضان و صوم ثلاثة ايام من كل شهر صوم الدهر

Abu Hurairah said: “I heard the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam saying, ‘fasting for the month of Ramadan and thereafter fasting for three days in every month is equivalent to fasting entire year.’”

 

Our comment: This hadith is reported by your Shia, who do not accept anything unless it is narrated by the Ahlul Bayt from their grandfather.

Abu Basir reports from al Sadiq, Jafar ibn Muhammad, who reports from his forefathers, who narrate from ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhu that the Messenger salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

 

ان فى الجنة غرفا يرى ظاهرها من باطنها و باطنها من ظاهرها يسكنها من امتى-الى ان قال- واما ادامة الصيام فهو ان يصوم الرجل شهر رمضان و ثلاثة ايام فى كل شهر يكتب له صوم الدهر

There are some cottages in Jannat, the exterior can be seen from inside and the interior can be seen from outside. It will be occupied by those from my Ummah… As for fasting perpetually, it is when a man fasts in the month of Ramadan as well as three days of every month. He will be granted the reward of fasting the entire year.[1]

 

Al Majlisi reports from Abu Basir and Muhammad ibn Muslim, who report from Imam Jafar rahimahu Llah: My father related to me from my grandfather who relates from his forefathers:

 

ان امير المؤمنين علم اصحابه فى مجلس واحد اربعمائة باب مما يصلح للمؤمن فى دينه و دنياه الى ان قال صوموا ثلاثة ايام من كل شهر فهى تعدل صوم الدهر

Amir al Mu’minin taught his companions, in one sitting, four hundred chapters which are sufficient for the believer as far as his din and worldly needs are concerned… Fast three days every month as it is equivalent to fasting the entire year.[2]

 

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[1] Ma’ani al Akhbar, pg. 251.

[2]Bihar al Anwar, 10/89-101, 16/270, 100, 101, 97/92, 97-99, 100, 103, Bab Sawm al Thalathat al Ayyam fi Kul Shahr; ‘Uyun al Akhbar, 2/118.

 
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