I am a lady who likes to observe Sawm (Fast) three days a month.
However, I can not do so for the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every Hijri month as I am sometimes on my menstrual or postpartum period. Is it permissible for me to observe Sawm (Fast) on any days other than the 13th, 14th, and 15th? Is this sufficient for observing Sawm for the whole year?
It is better for whoever likes to observe Sawm for three days on a monthly basis to do so on the White Days (13th, 14th, and 15th of every Hijri month). However, a person may observe Sawm on any other three days and hopefully this might be sufficient for observing Sawm for the whole year because every good deed is multiplied by ten. Moreover, the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not specify the White Days when he advised
Abu Hurayrah and
Abu Al-Darda' to fast three days a month. Besides, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said to
`Abdullah ibn `Amr ibn Al-`As (may Allah be pleased with them both)
Observe Sawm for three days during the month; this is like fasting for the whole year.
(Part No. 10; Page No. 405) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.