This past Monday, despite having intention to observe the sunnah voluntary fast, I ended up forgetting about it completely. Now this is something that tends to happen to me a lot usually for fasting ‘al-Ayyam-al-Beed’ meaning the three middle days of the month on the 13th, 14th and 15th of each lunar month.
They are also known as the three white days because their nights are bright due to the moonlight.There are great virtues of fasting on such days but insha allah i’ll leave that for another post.
So, to help me remember them, I’ve decided to set a calendar reminder on my phone to remind me at least two days in advance. Yes! two days to get myself mentally prepared. Incase you are one that intends to observe sunnah fasts but forget as a result of not following the Hijri calendar, don’t worry, I got you. I’ve decided to add a side widget which you can either find on the page side bar or at the bottom of the page depending on if you are using a phone or a laptop to help remind you in advance.
In addition, I’ll be sure to add dates of other Islamic events too insha allah. There you have it.
I pray and hope we use the opportunity we have and while we can to engage in many good deeds as possible. Insha allah I pray the reminder benefits all.
Its Thursday tomorrow insha allah so a gentle reminder incase you wish to observe the sunnah fast.
Barakallahu feekum and Asalamu 'alaikum Your Sister in Islam (Umm Yusuf / Mina)