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Ayyam al Beed (The White Days)

The next White Days are about 2 and a half weeks away....

The White Days

Jareer ibn ‘Abdullaah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:“Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and ayyam al-beed are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (Narrated by al-Nasaa’i (2420); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, (1040)).

“Beed”  is the plural of “Abyad” which means white. Three days (the 13th , 14th and 15th) of each lunar month are called “Al-Ayyam-ul-Beed” for the reason that their nights are bright because of the moonlight. The moon begins to diminish gradually after these days.

Abu Dharr (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) said: 

The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to me:“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)).

Abu Hurayrah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) said: 

“My close friend [i.e., the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)] 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, 72 1).

The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Shall I not tell you of something that will take away the evil of the heart? Fasting three days of each month.’
(an-Nisaa’i 2/2386)




The White Days also provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the phases of the moon. TJ Homeschooling has lots of links to resources to learn about the moon phases. You can browse myMoon Phase tag to find all kinds of learning resources.

And you can mosey over to my Moon Phase Pinterest Board for even more:
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