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Did Not Eat Saḥūr – Does He Have To Renew His Intention To Fast?

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

Intentions Matter When Speaking the Truth

Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allāh have mercy upon him):

If the person who speaks the truth intends (with that) being uppermost in the land (over the people) and/or causing corruption therein, then he is on the same level as the one who fights out of fanaticism and showing off. On the other hand, if the person speaks (the truth) sincerely for the sake of Allāh, making the religion for Him (Alone), he is from the Mujāhidīn (i.e. those who  strive) on the path of Allāh; (he is from the) inheritors of the Prophets (and) the successors of the Messengers.

Source: Al-Fatāwā, 28/235

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
30th of Muḥarram, 1437 AH (11/13/2015)
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