Fasting

The reward on ‘Eidul Fitr for the one who completes the duties of the month of Ramadan

Question

I heard various scholars in our country citing a narration during the ‘Eidul Fitr sermon. The Hadith roughly states our Most Gracious Master, Allah Ta’ala, asking the angels what the reward is for the worker who completed his work. The angels reply that the worker should be fully paid. Then Our Master says that His servants, male and female, have fulfilled the obligation upon them and gone out for invocations and He swears by His honour, beauty, nobility, majesty and high status that He would most certainly respond to them. Then Our Master tells His servants to go back as He has forgiven them and replaced their evil deeds with good.

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Fasting on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the sacred months

Question

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following Hadiths:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have mentioned that: “The reward of 700 years of worship will be recorded for that person who fasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of the sacred months [of Rajab, Zil Qa’dah, Zil Hajjah and Muharram.]

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is also reported to have mentioned that a reward equal to two years of worship will be recorded for that person for each of the three days (i.e. Thursday, Friday and Saturday) of fasting during these sacred months. Read More »

Fasting whilst on journey

Question

Can you please verify and explain the following Hadith:

 قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: “‏لَيْسَ مِنَ الْبِرِّ الصِّيَامُ فِي السَّفَرِ”‏

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A Hadith on fasting and carrying out other good deeds in Ramadan

Question

Please comment on the status of this narration:

من أتى عليه شهر رمضان صحيحا مسلما، صام نهاره، وصلى وردا من ليله، وغض بصره، وحفظ فرجه ولسانه ويده، وحافظ على صلاته مجموعة، وبكر إلى جمعه، فقد صام الشهر، واستكمل الأجر، وأدرك ليلة القدر، وفاز بجائزة الرب

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An unreliable narration explaining the vast reward for one sajdah in Ramadan

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

“Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When the first night of Ramadan dawns, the doors of the skies are opened and none of its doors are then closed until the last night of Ramadan. No Mu’min performs salah during it’s night, but Allah Ta’ala will record for him one thousand five hundred good deeds for every sajdah that he makes and Allah will build a home for him in Jannah made out of red ruby, which will have sixty thousand doors, each of its doors leading to a palace made of gold, ornamented with rubies.

When he fasts on the first day of Ramadan, all his past sins are pardoned and seventy thousand Angels seek forgiveness on his behalf daily from the time of Fajr until sun set.

For every sajdah that he makes during Ramadan, either by day or by night, he will receive a tree -in Jannah so huge that- a person on horse back will ride in it’s shade for five hundred years.

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