The Noble Scholar Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
That which is obligatory upon the believer is to stay away from the prohibitions of Allāh. The acts of disobedience are prohibited at all times and in all places. However, in this noble month (Ramaḍān), it’s obligatory that staying away (from that which Allāh has prohibited) is even more so. Continue reading →
Here, there’s a matter which is a must that attention be brought to, and it is that some of the people sit at the table where a person’s fast is broken, have dinner and leave off praying Maghrib in congregation in the Masjid. As a result of that, the person commits a great mistake, and it is staying back from praying (the Maghrib) in congregation in the Masjid. He causes himself to miss out on a magnificent reward and subjects himself to the punishment (of Allāh). That which is legislated for the fasting person is that he first breaks his fast, then he goes (to the Masjid) for the prayer, then afterwards he has his dinner.
Question posed to Shaykh Abdullāh Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdilazīz Ibn Humayd:
The monthly cycle appeared directly after breaking the fast before performing the Maghrib Prayer. Is my fast sound?
Yes it is sound. As long as the menses did not come to you until after the setting of the sun, there is no making up of the fast upon you. This day (of fasting) is sound. As for the case if the menses came to you before the Adhaan, meaning by that, before the setting of the sun, the fast for that day has become invalid and it is a must that you make it up. As for the case when the menses has come to you after the setting of the sun and after you have broken your fast, the fast for this day is sound and it is not upon you to make it up, inshā-Allâh. Continue reading →
Shaykh al-Albānī, may Allāh have mercy upon him, said:
Allāh, the Exalted and Most High, says in the Noble Qurān:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become people having Taqwaa. [Sooratul-Baqarah (2): 183]
So in this āyah, as will not be hidden to all those who are present, Allāh, the Mighty and Majestic, informs the Ummah of Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) , through this āyah, that He has made fasting obligatory upon them just as He had made its like obligatory upon the nations before us. This is a matter that is well-known to all of the Muslims who read this āyah, and clearly understand its meaning. But what I wish to speak about is something else, a matter which very few of the general people notice – and this is the saying of Allāh, the Exalted and Most High, at the end of this āyah: Continue reading →
Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ṣâliḥ `Uthaymīn (may Allâh have mercy upon him) stated:
Eating the Saḥūr is Sunnah. If the person eats it, it is better. This is based on the statement of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم):
Take the Saḥūr for indeed there’s a blessing in the Saḥūr. (Bukhāri and Muslim)
If he doesn’t eat it, there’s no sin upon him. Many from amongst the people eat much at night for dinner so when the person gets up during the last part of the night he doesn’t have the desire for food and remains (sufficed) upon his dinner. Continue reading →