Fasting for the ijtimaa

Q: It is said that we ladies should fast before and on the days of the Ijtima. Is this true? And should the men as well?

A: This is not specific for men or women for the ijtima. You may fast whenever you want and on whichever days you want. Yes, what is requested is sincere du`aas for the success of the ijtima.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)