Fasting

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sought the virtue of fasting on ‘Aashura

Question

Is this narration authentic?

عن عبيد الله بن أبي يزيد، سمع ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما، وسئل عن صيام يوم عاشوراء فقال: ما علمت أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم صام يوما يطلب فضله على الأيام إلا هذا اليوم ولا شهرا إلا هذا الشهر. يعني رمضان

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Opening one’s fast with honey

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Is this correct?

When breaking your fast, break it with honey. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said: “Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to like sweet edible things and honey.”

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Allah Ta’ala glances upon the ummah on the first night of Ramadan

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I have come across this and it was quoted as a narration. Is this something found in Hadith?

“On the first night of Ramadan, Allah Ta’ala gazes upon all of humanity, His creation. If Allah Ta’ala gazes upon someone, He will never distance that person from His presence nor allow them to become lost in this life.”

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

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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.

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of this narration. Read More »

Fasting on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the sacred months

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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 »