In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful.
It is the month of Birthdays and as my birthday approached, I reflected on the following Hadith which came to mind:
Abu Qatada Ansari (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Massenger (may peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on Monday, whereupon he said: It is (the day) when I was born and revelation was sent down to me.
After pondering over this, I decided that I would follow this Sunnah and begin fasting on my birthday. I figured it would be fitting to do this on my Islamic Birthday rather than the Gregorian equivalent.
Just as I was about to ‘Google’ my Islamic birth date, I remembered… I was born in the month of Ramadan!