The best days for voluntary Sawm and the best months for paying Zakah

Q: Which days are most recommendable to observe voluntary Sawm (Fast) and which months are most recommendable to pay Zakah (obligatory charity)?

A: The most recommendable days to observe voluntary Sawm are Mondays, Thursdays, the White Days (13th, 14th, and 15th of every Hijri [lunar] month), the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, especially the Day of `Arafah (9th of Dhul-Hijjah), the 10th of Muharram along with one day before or after it, and the six days of Shawwal.With regard to Zakah, it should be paid during any month after the passage of a full Hawl (one lunar year calculated from the time a property reaches the minimum amount upon which Zakah is due) on a property that has reached the Nisab (the minimum amount on which Zakah is due). (Part No. 10; Page No. 386) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.