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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