Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapter: The Book of Fasting

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From: Sunan Ibn Majah
Chapter No. 9, The Book of Fasting
Hadith No: 1741
Narrated/Authority of Abu Mujibah Al-Bahili
that his father or, his paternal uncle: "I came to the Prophet (saw) and said: 'O Prophet of Allah (saw), I am the man who came to you last year.' He said: 'Why do I see your body so thin (and weak)?' He said: 'O Messenger of Allah! I do not eat during the day; I only eat at night.' He said: 'Who commanded you to punish yourself?' I said: 'O Messenger of Allah! (saw) I am strong enough.' He said: 'Fast the month of patience and one day after it.' I said: 'I am strong enough (to do more).' He said: 'Fast the month of patience and two days after it.' I said: 'I am strong enough (to do more).' He said: 'Fast the month of patience and three days after it, and fast the sacred months.'" Daif

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