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 →
The Messenger of Allâh (sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam) said: “Fast due to its sighting (i.e the new moon for the month of Ramaḍân) and break your fast due to its sighting. If it is hidden from you then complete the time (of the month of Sh`abān) as thirty days.” (Bukhāri and Muslim)
Imam Ibn Bāz (may Allâh have mercy upon him) said concerning the above ḥadīth:
The meaning of this speech is: That which is obligatory is that they (the Muslims) fast due to the sighting of the crescent and they break their fast due to the sighting of the crescent. It is not for them to fast based upon the calculations nor due to precautionary measures. It’s a must (that the fast starts) from the sighting (of the new moon) or the completion of the time (for the month of Sh`abān). Continue reading →
The Shaykh, Dr. Muhammad ibn Umar Bāzmūl, may Allāh preserve him and protect him, said:
It is not the intent of the Night of Decree (Laylat al-Qadr) to be plentiful in prayers for indeed, the Messenger (صلى الله علي وسلم) did not increase [praying], in Ramaḍân or in any other [month], more than 11 raka’at!
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 →
The Noble Scholar Shaykh Ibn Bāz (may Allâh have mercy upon him) stated:
Being that Allâh created His Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) upon the most complete description and the most noble of it as has come in the narration of Abu Hurayrah (may Allâh be pleased with him) the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
Indeed I have only be sent to complete the noble character.
The Messenger of Allâh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was the most generous of all the people. Likewise he is the most noble, most courageous and most complete in all of the praiseworthy characteristics. His generosity consisted of all the categories of generosity. His generosity use to increase in Ramaḍân more so than other months just as the generosity of his Lord increases in it. Continue reading →