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Is a global day of fasting and dua inititative permissible?

Last updated: 31st March 2020
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Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi, There is an initiative that is circulating on social media about a global day of fasting. It reads: Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters, Let us UNITE in supplication and ASK ALLAH (Most Merciful) to grant us a cure to save us from the Coronavirus. We invite you to join in Global Unity and have a Day of Fasting. GLOBAL DAY OF FASTING Thursday 2nd April 2020 PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD BY SHARING THIS POST ON THIS DAY LET US PRAY FOR: -A CURE FOR THE VIRUS -THAT WE WILL REACH THE MONTH OF RAMADAAN -THAT HADJ CAN BE FULFILLED -THAT WE MAY RETURN TO OUR MASJIDS -AND MAY ALL THE OPRESSED MUSLIMS BE FREED MAY ALLAH PROTECT US ALL INSHA ALLAH *i have typed this verbatim with capitalization and spelling as it appears on the image of a hijabi making dua. Is this permissible? I have no idea who initiated this. Thank you for any guidance and daleel. Jazhak Allahu Kahairan, Atiya Atah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

There is no problem with this but if its made compulsory and those not doing it is looked down upon then this will be Bid'ah (innovation).

And Allah knows best

8 ٍSha'ban 1441/ 2 April 2020

Answer last updated on:
2nd April 2020
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Location: London