Fasting on ‘Eed day

Question 7: What is the ruling on someone who fasts on ‘Eed day, despite knowing that it is ‘Eed day?

Answer: It is not permissible to fast on ‘Eed day, based on the Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeths reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that forbid observing Sawm (Fasting) on the days of ‘Eed-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) and ‘Eed-ul-Ad-haa (the Festival of the Sacrifice). Muslim scholars have agreed by Ijma‘ (consensus) on the prohibition of this, and it is incumbent upon anyone who does that to make Tawbah (repentance to Allaah, may He be Exalted), and never to do it again... read more here.

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