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A Clarification of Some Common Doubts and Misconceptions Affiliated with the Month of Ramaḍān

   Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīnShaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-NajmīShaykh Muqbil ibn Hādī al-WādiʿīShaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn BāzShaykh Khālid ibn Ḍahwī al- ẒufayrīShaykh ʿAbd al-Muḥsin al-ʿAbbādShaykh Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-AlbānīShaykh ʿUbayd al-Jābirī

The blessed month of Ramaḍān is a time of worship and righteous deeds. However, during this month, many misnomers and false practices exist. The following is a compilation of common doubts and misconceptions corrected and clarified by Islamic scholars.

Benefit: Actualise the Sunnah - Break Your Fast With Dates

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Khālid ibn Ḍaḥwī al-Dhufayrī mentioned:

We would like to shed light on an error many of those who break their fasts fall into, due to their lack of attention. It is that people have become accustomed to breaking fast by drinking. They may drink milk with dates while milk is a liquid and dates are solids. Liquids enter the stomach before dates. Therefore, what has he broken his fast with, with milk not dates. So make sure to eat, chew and swallow dates (first) so that they can reach your stomach, so that you may be one who actualises the Prophetic Sunnah.

Source: كيفية الفطر على التمر
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: And Turn Away from the Foolish!

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Asalāmu ʿAlaykum

A piece of advice to my noble brothers and sisters - may Allāh have mercy upon us and you.

Let us benefit from the remaining days, minutes and seconds of this blessed month, as it may be our last. 

Do not allow the comical twitter rants and barks of the foolish consume your time, especially in this month.

Do not lower your morals or standards in responding to these people, as this is what they desire in the first place.

"And turn away from the foolish." (Al-Aʿrāf: 199)

Alḥamdulillāh, the Salafīs are busy learning the affairs of their religion, while others bootlick for scraps at the table of the people of innovation - and lately the raḍīo stations of the NOI.

أعرض عن الجاهل السفيه *** فكل ما قاله فهو فيه

فلا يضر نهر الفرات يوما *** إذا خاض بعض الكلاب فيه

Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymīyyah (Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá́: 20/103) said,

"The people of innovation are more evil than the people of lascivious disobedience according to the Sunnah and Ijmāʿ (consensus). Verily, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) commanded with fighting the Khawārij while he prohibited fighting the tyrannical rulers. And he (peace and blessings be upon him) said about the one who was drinking alcohol, 'Do not curse him, as indeed, he loves Allāh and His Messenger," while he said about Dhu al-Khuwaysrah, "There will come from the loins of this person a people who will read the Qurʾān but it will not go past their throats. They will leave the religion (in one narration, 'they will leave Islām') as an arrow penetrates the prey...'"


Be patient O Sunni, do not disembark from the ark in order to argue and quarrel with them.

As Imām Aḥmad mentioned among the foundations of the people of the Sunnah,

"And the abandonment of quarrelling, argumentation and disputation in the religion."

Ḥasan Ṣomali

7/24/2014

Benefit: Congregational Duʿāʾ In-Between the Tarāwīḥ Prayers

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Congregational supplications and sending peace and blessings upon the Prophet (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) in congregation at the end of the obligatory or voluntary prayers or even in between the tarāwīḥ prayers is an newly invented innovation. It has been confirmed from the Prophet (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalahi wa-sallam) that he said:

Whosoever introduces into this affair of ours (i.e Islām) that which is not from it, then it is rejected.

The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fatāwā

Source: Fatāwá al-Lajnah al-Dāʾimah 2/529
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Don't Make the Days of Ramaḍan Like Other Days

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Sulaymān ibn Mūsá [d119H] (raḥimahullāh) said:

When you fast, your hearing and sight should also fast, and your tongue should fast by keeping away from lies; and do not harm your servant. Do not let the day you fast be the same as the day you do not fast.1
 
1) Tārīkh Dimishq Vol. 22 p389.

Benefit: Fasting in Ramaḍān Whilst Leaving Off the Prayers

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

 [Q]: What is the ruling on one who fasts in Ramaḍān while leaving off the prayers?

[A]: The one who fasts while leaving off the prayers, then his fasting will not benefit him. It will not be accepted from him and he has not removed the obligation [of fasting] from himself [i.e. his fasting will not be counted]. Rather, he is not requested to fast as long as he leaves off the prayers because the one who does not establish the prayers is like the Jew or Christian, what if a Jew or Christian fasted, will it be accepted from them? It will not!

So we say to this individual: Repent to Allāh, establish the prayers and fast. Indeed Allāh accepts the repentance of the repentant one.

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn

Source: فتاوى في الصيام، الكتاب: ٤٨
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: From the Virtues of the Month of Shaʿbān

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Usāmah ibn Zayd (رضي الله عنه) said: "I said: 'O messenger of Allāh, I never saw you fasting any month as much as Shaʿbān.' He (ﷺ) said: 'That is a month which the people have forgotten about. [It is] between Rajab and Ramaḍān [and] in it the deeds are taken up to the Lord of the worlds; therefore, I like that my deeds be taken up when I am fasting.'"

Reported by al-Nasāʾī, and Shaykh al-Albānī deemed it to be authentic.

Translator’s note:The Prophet (ﷺ), in this Ḥadīth, mentioned some virtues of this month; from them is that it was a month in which he (ﷺ) would increase his supererogatory fasts. Also, it is a month in which the deeds are taken up to Allāh.

Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Injections, Blood Tests and Ḥijāmah While Fasting

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

[Q]: What is the ruling on a fasting person getting injected with a needle in his vein or his muscle and what is the difference between the two?

[A]: That which is most correct is that they do not break one’s fast, however injecting oneself with a needle of which nutrition is gained does break the fast. Likewise, one’s fast is not broken due to a blood test because it is not like ḥijāmah (cupping). The most correct position of the scholars is that ḥijāmah breaks the fasts of both the doer and the one it is being done to according to the statement of the Prophet (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam):

Both the ḥājim [the one who is doing the cupping] and the maḥjūm’s [the one who cupping is being done to] have broken their fasts. [Collected by Abū Dāwūd and Tirmidhī, graded ṣaḥīḥ by al-Albānī]

Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Bāz

Source: تحفة الإخوان بأجوبة مهمة تتعلق بأركان الإسلام. ص.١٤٠
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Is It from the Sunnah to Eat an Odd Number of Dates in Ramaḍān?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

[Q]: I heard that the fasting individual must break his fast with an odd number of dates like 5 or 7 etc. Is this obligated?

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīnرحمه الله: 

It is not obligatory to break one’s fast with an odd number of dates like 3, 5, 7 or 9. Rather, it is not even from the Sunnah except on ʿĪd al-Fiṭr. It has been authentically established that the Prophet ﷺ would not depart for prayer on the day of ʿĪd al-Fiṭr until he had eaten an odd number of dates. As for other than this occasion, the Prophet ﷺ would not intend to eat an odd number of dates.

Source: فتاوى نور على الدرب ٢٥٤
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

Benefit: Ramaḍān - Breaking the Fast Intentionally Without a Legitimate Excuse

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Faṭwá #22

  [Q]:What is the ruling on the healthy individual who intentionally eats or drinks during the day in Ramaḍān?

[A]:
It is not permissible for a healthy individual to eat or drink intentionally during the day in Ramaḍān. From one angle, he must abstain from food and drink for the remainder of the day. From the other angle, he must make up for it.

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg 70.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Ramaḍān - Do Sins Break the Fast

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Faṭwá #10

 [Q]:Do sins break the fast? And is it mandatory upon the sinner to make up his broken fast due to his sinning?

[A]: Sins vary, and the sins which don't break the fast reduce the reward of the fasting person. However, there are sins that break the fast, such as masturbation, committing adultery and things similar to that—we ask Allāh for forgiveness and wellbeing. There is absolutely no doubt that those things break the fast.

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg 37.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Ramaḍān - Is a Fidyah (Recompense) Required for the One Incapable of Fasting who Dies during Ramaḍān (for the Remainder of the Days)

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Faṭwá #20

[Q]:Do the caretakers of the one who was incapable of fasting and died during the month of Ramaḍān feed a poor person on his behalf [for every day that was missed after his death for the remainder of the month]?

[A]:
It is not necessary for his custodians to feed a poor person on his behalf [for every day that was missed after his death for the remainder of the month].

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg 63.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Ramaḍān - Is Reciting the Qurʾān at Night More Preferable?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  [Q]: Is it better to recite the Qurʾān at night or to sleep and then recite it during the day?

[A]: He should recite what he can by night or by day. But to recite it by night is better since that’s when Jibrīl would teach the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) the Qurʾān.

Dr. Ṣaliḥ ibn al-Fawzān

Source: .حال السلف الصالح في استقبال شهر رمضان
Translated by: Umm Sufyān

Benefit: Ramaḍān - The Fast of the Individual Who Was in a State of Impurity and Slumber at Dawn

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Faṭwá #21

  [Q]:What is the ruling on [the fast of] the individual who fell asleep while he was in a state of impurity and when the aẓān was sounded for the Fajr prayer he was still asleep?

[A]:
His fast is valid, and upon him is to make ghusl.

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg 69.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Ramaḍān - The Penalty for Having Sexual Intercourse During the Day in Ramaḍān

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Faṭwá #18

[Q]:Six years ago, a man had intercourse with his wife during the day in Ramaḍān and hasn't paid the penalty; therefore, what is upon him now?

[A]:
His situation must be investigated. It is not permissible to procrastinate the penalty; rather, it is mandatory upon him to pay it. If it were that he was incapable of fasting two months consecutively, then he must resort to feeding people. As for if he was capable, it is then compulsory upon him to fast.

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg 60.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Ramaḍān - The Penalty for the Sick Person Who Is Unable to Fast

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Faṭwá #17

[Q]:There is a sick person who hasn't fasted for two years; thus, should someone fast on his behalf or should people be fed on his behalf?

[A]:
People should be fed on his behalf.

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg 60.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

Benefit: Ramaḍān - The Recompense for the Individual Incapable of Fasting

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Faṭwá Series for Ramaḍān 2016 - featuring selected faṭāwá by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Faṭwá #19

[Q]:What is the recompense for the old man who is incapable of fasting? Is a poor person fed everyday during the month of Ramaḍān or is it sixty people?

[A]: A poor person is fed everyday. As for feeding sixty poor people, then this is done in the issue of ẓihār, and it is not [the penalty] intended for Ramaḍān. The safest thing to do is to feed ten poor people after [the first] ten-days have passed, then when [the second] ten-day interval has passed, feed ten more poor people, and similarly, the final ten-day interval.

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá al-Najmī (رحمه الله).

Source: Fatāwá al-Ṣiyām pg 61.
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed

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