Thursday, 9 August 2012

Ramadan, Sins, Iftar, Ramadan Duahs

thefinalmessage|THE FRIDAY NOTE

Weekly Hadith - Ramadan;
Salman (RA) reports, "On the last day of Sha'baan, Rasulullah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)  addressed us and said: “ O people, there comes over you now a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than a thousand months. It is a month in which Allah has made fasting compulsory by day. And has made Sunnah the Taraweeh by night. Whosoever intends drawing near to Allah by performing any virtuous deed, for such person shall be the reward like the one who had performed a fardh in any other time. And whoever performs a fardh, shall be blessed with the reward of seventy faraa-idh at any other time.

"This is indeed the month of patience, and the reward for true patience is Jannah (paradise). It is the month of sympathy with one's fellowmen. It is the month wherein a true believer's rizq is increased. Whosoever feeds another who fasted,, in order to break the fast at sunset, fir the feeder there shall be forgiveness of sins and emancipation from the fire of Jahannam (hell), and for such feeder will be the same reward as the one who fasted (who he fed) without that persons reward being decreased in the least. "

Thereupon we said, "O Messenger of Allah, not all of us possess the means whereby we can give a person to break his fast..". Rasulullah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, "Allah Grants the same reward to the one who gives a person to break the fast a mere date, or a drink of water, or a sip of milk."  

Pearls of Wisdom; 
" Cease to sin, because you will not meet Allah (SWT) with anything (as valuable) as few sins" 
[A'isha (radiAllahu anha]

Weekly Q&A;
Q. Is it obligatory to renew the intention to fast Ramadan, each and every day, or is it sufficient to intend on the first day to fast the entire month, without renewing it each day?

 Praise be to Allaah. 
In the Name of Allah, the most Merciful and Compassionate,

According to the position of most scholars, it is obligatory to renew the intention in Ramadan each day. This is because every day is considered to be a independent act of worship. The proof of this is that if one day of fasting happened to be invalid, it does not invalidate any other fasts, and that one day is the only one you have to make up. 

However in the Maliki school, it is permissible to intend to fast the whole month. This is also a narrated position from Imam Ahmad. Therefore, the fasting person can, out of precaution, make the intention to fast the whole month on the first day, but he also has to renew the intention every day. Then, if he forgets one day to renew it, the intention he made at the beginning of the month will suffice him, according to the Malikis. And he is allowed to follow them in this point, as was pointed out by Shaykh Ibn Hajar, in Fath al-Jawad and other books.

And Allaah knows best.

Weekly Suggested Good Deed – Have patience at iftar; 
Avoid eating too much and try not to over-fill your stomach as this can lead to dietary complications and most importantly, pretty much contradicts the principal aims and spirit of Ramadan

Dua of the Week;
Duahs for Ramadan:
“Allahummaghfir lee warhamnee wajburnee wahdinee warzuqnee.”

“O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, help me, guide me and sustain me.”
[at-Tirmidhi al Tabarani]

This is a supplication that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) recited in the first 10 days of Ramadan, as these are the days of Mercy. The second 10 days are the days of Forgiveness and the third 10 days are the days of Salvation from the Hellfire.

We have duahs for Ramadan:

We also have a post about virtues and hadiths on Laylatul Qadr:


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