Tag: Fasting

Fasting six days of Shawwaal

Fasting six days of Shawwaal

Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six days will have […]

Fasting on Ashoora

Fasting on Ashoora

“Ashura” is an Arabic word that literally means “tenth”. Since it is originally “Aramaic” and came along in Arabic after Islam, it is considered to be common in all Semitic languages. The Day of Ashura, which is the common date of various events concerning the […]

Excuses for not fasting on Ramadaan

Excuses for not fasting on Ramadaan

One of the ways in which Allaah has made things easy for His slaves is that He has only enjoined fasting upon those who are able to do it, and He has excused those who are unable to fast for a legitimate shar’i reason. The […]

The virtues of Ramadaan

The virtues of Ramadaan

Praise be to Allaah. Ramadaan is one of the twelve Arabic months. It is a month which is venerated in the Islamic religion, and it is distinguished from the other months by a number of characteristics and virtues, including the following: 1) Allaah has made fasting […]

Fasting Across the Divine Scriptures

Fasting Across the Divine Scriptures

It goes without saying that fasting is one of the major acts of worship which are observed by the followers of all Abrahamic religions. However, the followers of each religion have their own form of fasting, but they still have many practices and beliefs in […]

Health Benefits of Fasting

Health Benefits of Fasting

During Ramadan, Muslims basically miss lunch and take an early breakfast and do not eat until dusk. Abstinence from water for 12 or so hours is not necessarily bad for health and in fact, it causes concentration of all fluids within the body, producing slight dehydration. […]

Seven Things that invalidate the fast

Seven Things that invalidate the fast

Praise be to Allaah. Allaah has prescribed fasting in accordance with the highest wisdom. He has commanded the fasting person to fast in a moderate manner, so he should not harm himself by fasting or consume anything that will invalidate the fast. Hence the things […]

The virtue of giving iftaar to one who is fasting

The virtue of giving iftaar to one who is fasting

Praise be to Allaah. It was narrated that Zayd ibn Khaalid al-Juhani said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever gives iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the […]

Some Sunnahs of fasting

Some Sunnahs of fasting

Praise be to Allah Fasting is one of the greatest acts of worship, and the reward of the one who fasts, seeking thereby the reward of Allah, is not known to anyone except Allah. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: […]

Delaying making up fasts

Delaying making up fasts

Praise be to Allaah. You have to do three things: 1 – You have to repent to Allaah for this delay, and regret your past negligence; you must also resolve not to do such a thing again, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And […]

Fasting and taqwa

Fasting and taqwa

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but […]