Ramadan Fasting

Virtues of fasting six days of Shawwaal

 It is recommended(sunnah) for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal as it has lots of virtues Prophet (PBUH) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.”(1)and reported in other hadith “as if he had fasted a whole year“ The…

Ramadan Fasting

Some Common Mistakes in Ramadan

1 – Taking Ramadan as a ritual: For many of us Ramadan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of worship. We fast from morning to night like a zombie just because everyone around us is fasting. We forget that it’s a time to purify our hearts and our…

Ramadan Fasting

The excellence of Ramadan and Fasting

 1) The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:When (the month of) Ramadhaan enters, the doors of heavens are flung open and the doors of Hell are shut, and the Shayaateen are chained up in a narration it mentions:When (the month of) Ramadhaan arrives, the doors of Paradise are opened And in yet another narration,…

Ramadan Fasting

That which does not nullify the fast

1) To mistakenly or forgetfully eat and drink; thereby one is not required to make up the fast nor pay a penalty.The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:((Whoever forgets whilst fasting and then eats or drinks then he should complete his fast for verily it is Allaah who provided him the food and water)),[The…

Ramadan Fasting

That which nullifies the fast

That which nullifies the fast is divided into 2 categories:1) That which nullifies the fast and (as a result) obligates the making up of the fast only:a) Eating and drinking intentionally;b) Intentionally vomiting.The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) said:((Whoever intentionally vomits, then he has to make up the fast)),[Saheeh, transmitted by al-Haakim and others];c) Menses and post-partum…

Ramadan Fasting

The days on which fasting is prohibited

1) The two ‘Eed days, namely: al-Fitr ad al-Adh.haa; as ‘Umar ibn al- Khattaab (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu) said: Verily, the Messenger of Allaah prohibited fasting on these two days, the day of al-Fitr from Ramadhaan and the other day on which you eat whilst carrying out your (hajj) rites)), i.e. ‘Eed al-Adh.haa,[Transmitted by Muslim] 2) The days of Tashreeq,…

Ramadan Fasting

The obligation of Zakaatul-Fitr

1) Zakaatul-Fitr is obligatory upon every Muslim individual, whether they are young or old, male or female, free or enslaved.On the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhumaa) who said: ((The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) made obligatory (the distribution of) Zakaatul-Fitr in Ramadhaan from a Saa’ of dates or a Saa’ of barley upon the…

Ramadan Fasting

Supplication after breaking fast

ذَهَبَ الظَّمَأُ وَابْتَلَّتِ الْعُرُوْقُ وَثَبَتَ الْاَجْرُ اَنْ شَاءَ اللهُ(سنن أبي داود حديث2357) Meaning: Thirst has gone and veins are moistened and reward is confirmed if Allah wills.