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Ramadaan & Fasting

Fasting only on the day of Aashura – 10th Muharram

Nasihah (Advice): Virtue of the Fast of Aashura Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “The fast of Aashura wipes out the sins of a year.” (Muslim) __________________________________________     FASTING EXCLUSIVELY ON 10 MUHARRAM Fasting exclusively on 10th Muḥarram Question I understand that it is preferable to avoid fasting exclusively on …

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Status of fasting during the ten days of Zul-Hijjah

Nasihah (Advice): The fast of Arafah-Expiation for two years of sins   Sayyiduna Qataadah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Fasting on the Day of Arafah, I hope from Allah, expiates for the sins of the previous year and the following year.”(Tirmidhi)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Shawwal – Fasting on the days of Eid

    Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Do not fast in these days (Eid) for they are days of eating and drinking.”(Tirmidhi)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Assalamualaikum Just a quick question, a lot of people say that we cannot keep the shawwal fasts from the 2nd …

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Sadaqatul Fitr FAQ’s

  Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Abbas Radhiyallahu Anhuma narrates, “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam made compulsory the Zakaat (Sadaqah) of Fitr to cleanse the fast from improper actions and as a means of feeding the poor.” (Abu Dawood)   Kindly note that the Jamiatul Ulama KZN will be collecting Sadaqatul Fitr …

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The (quick) fiqh of Fasting

by Shaykh Mansur Ali Source: Ilmgate Posted by: MV Media   Definition: Fasting is to refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and having sexual intercourse from dawn till dusk with the intention of worship.   Types of fasting: 1. Fard: Fixed Fard: 1) Ramadan fast. 2) To vow to fast on …

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Leading Taraweeh Salaah on a chair

Nasihah (Advice): Standing and sitting during optional prayers   Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Amr Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallamsaid: “The prayer of one who sits down (without a valid reason) is equivalent to half of the prayer of one who stands.” (Musnad Ahmad) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Taraweeh,“Eight or Twenty?”

  The Truth In The Light of Ahadeeth   The following article, Taraweeh 8 or 20 is written by Moulana Zakariyya Memon as thesis for his Iftaa course. This article makes useful read to understand the issue clearly. The format is well laid out and well substantiated. May Allah accept …

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Fasting FAQs Part 1

Q: Does applying eye drops invalidate the fast as eye drops can be tasted in the mouth? A: No, even though the eye drops may be tasted in the mouth.   Q: Does swallowing one’s own saliva whilst fasting break the fast? A: No, irrespective of the amount swallowed. However, …

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