Showing posts with label #ramdan. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ramadaan and Ahadees


Saying of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam]
If people had known the reality of Ramadaan, my (Prophet's) Ummat would wish that the whole year may be Ramadaan.


Ramadaan and Ahadees


Every act of goodness is rewarded. Rewards are given based on the sincerity of the intention. Fasting is the only worship about which Allaah Kareem has said that He Himself is the reward for it. This means that one develops such a close relationship with Almighty Allaah that Allaah Kareem Himself becomes the helper.
The Holy Prophet, [peace be upon him], said: "Allaah, the Lord of Honor and glory says: All other deeds of man are for himself, but his fasting is purely for Me and I shall reward him for it.


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Fiqh of fasting : The Intention of fast


INTENTION OF FAST
Q.1: What is meant by intention of fast?
A. "Neeyat" means to have firm intention of offering prayer in the heart. Expression of words by the tongue is not essential but desirable to harmonize the intention of the tongue with the heart. So is the case with the intention (Neeyat) of fasts.
Q.2: What is the wording of Neeyat?
A. If one makes "Neeyat" (intention) of fast during the night he should say:
I intended for the sake of Allaah that I will observe obligatory fast of this Ramadaan tomorrow
Adding "Inshaa Allaah Ta'aalaa" to the wording of Neeyat is desirable act provided that it is done with the intention of seeking Almighty Allaah's help and grace. Neeyat must be firm. If wavering, fast will not be deemed to have been observed.
Q.3: What time should Neeyat be made?
A. The time for Neeyat of obligatory fasts of Ramadaan, "Nazar Mo'aie-yan" and "Nafil" fasts begins at the sunset and lasts till the sun reaches meridian Shar'ee i.e. one should form Neeyat (intention) of fast at least 39 minutes and at most 48 minutes before "Zawaal" (decline of the sun). The intention of these three kinds of fasts can also be made in the day but it is commendable to do so during the night.


Ramadaan and Ahadees


Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad [Sallal Laahu Alaieh Wa Sallam] have said..
There are eight gates of Paradise and one of those is called "Raiyaan". The believers who observe fasts will enter into paradise from this gate.

Fiqh of fasting Ramzan kareem.


 Q.3: What objective of fast has been expounded by the Holy Quraan?
A. The Holy Quraan has expounded the aims and objectives of the fast in three brief sentences:
1. That the believers should praise His (Allaah's) "Kibriyaai" (Magnificence, Grandeur) and "Azmat" (Greatness).
2. Be thankful to Him (Allaah Kareem) on receiving Divine guidance that He lifted up the mankind to the height of "Rif at-o-'Izzat" (eminence and honour) from the depth of ignominy and disgrace.
3. That the believers may eschew evil deeds and "Taqvaa" (fear of Allaah Almighty, piety) may develop in them.
"Taqvaa" is a particular state of the heart which, when attained to, prevents one from evil deeds and sins and he becomes a voracious doer of virtues. This is the very object of fast that such an excellence should develop in a human being. In other words, it may be said that the fast inculcates "fear of Allaah" in human being whereby he controls his "Nafs" (self) and thus the deference and greatness of the command of Allaah Kareem gets embedded in his heart defeating all other temptations. Once the command of Allaah Almighty got into the heart of a believer he would definitely give up his unlawful, illegitimate and evil habits and would never dare commit sins. This moral glory is called "Taqvaa".

Friday, June 10, 2016

THE QURAAN ON FASTING

The first step for a Muslim to realize is the fact that fasting the month of Ramadaan is obligatory and that Allaah Almighty has prescribed it for us in His Mubaraak Holy Book:
Allaah [Subhanhu Wa Ta'alaa] has told us about Fasting in Ramadaan on several places in the Qur’aan Al Hakeem.




"Fasting for a fixed number of days is prescribed for you, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a poor person (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know."
Allaah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allaah for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him"

Fasting Ramazan

Fasting is a universal institution in as much as all the religions of the world. It is reported in Tafseer e Kabeer that fasting was compulsory on all the previous nations, from the nation of Hazrat Aadam [Alaiehis-Salaam] to the nation of Hazrat Ieesaa [Alaiehis-Salaam]
It has been practiced in different cultures around the world, from the Babylonians to the Incas, the Confucians, Jains, the Zoroaster Romans, the Babylonians, Assyrians followers of Hinduism, Confucius they have all practiced it. The philosophers, cynic, Stoic, Pythagorean or Neo-Platonic, left advice for fast. Great religious personalities throughout history have adopted fasting as the principal method of self-discipline.
Before the advent of Islaam, the institution of fasting was well established among the Christians and Jews living at that time.



Hazrat Nabi Moosaa [Alaiehis-Salaam] prepared himself to receive revelation from Almighty Allaah after forty days of fasting. The Jews observed an annual fast on the Day of Atonement in commemoration of the descent of Prophet [Moosaa [Alaiehis Salaam] from Mountain Sinai.
Fasting on the day of Ashooraah (10th Muharram) was compulsory for the nation of Hazrat Moosaa [Alaiehis-Salaam]
Hazrat Nabi Ieesaa [Alaiehis-Salaam] fasted for forty days in the desert and commanded his followers to fast.
Leaving the message that fasting and self control opens the door to a deeper, more intimate, more powerful relationship with God [Allaah Almighty].