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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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Can we observe the six fasts of Shawwal later in the year?

Question

I am aware that the Hadith says if one fasts in Ramadan and 6 more in Shawwal, one receives the reward of fasting the entire year as 36 fasts will be multiplied by Allah Ta’ala 10 fold which then equals 360.

My question is: that Allah Ta’ala has promised (in Surah: Al-An’am, Ayah: 160) to multiply the rewards of all deeds by at least ten.

This is general and so it applies throughout the year. Hence if someone observes six more fasts in any other month besides Shawwal, he should be attaining the reward of those additional sixty days too. So why does the Hadith specify the month of Shawwal for these additional fasts?

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The fasting person and Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam)

Question

Please verify the following: 

Once Musa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah ‘Ta’ala

O  Allah! You have granted me the honour and privilege of talking to you directly, Have you given this privilege to any other person?

Allah Ta’ala replied, O Musa! during the last period I am going to send an Ummah, who will be the Ummah of Muhammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) with dry lips, parched tongues, emaciated body with eyes sunken deep into their sockets, with livers dry and stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger. They will call out to me (in du’a) they will be much much closer to me than you.

O Musa! while you speak to me there are 70000 veils between you and me but at the time of iftar there will not be a single veil between me and the fasting Ummati of Mohammed (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) .

O Musa! I have taken upon myself the responsibility that at the time of iftar I will never refuse the du’a of a fasting person!

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What to recite at iftar

Question

A friend sent me the following. Could you please verify?

1. Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: When the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) broke his fast, he would say:

ﺫَﻫَﺐَ ﺍﻟﻈَّﻤَﺄُ ﻭَﺍﺑْﺘَﻠَّﺖْ ﺍﻟْﻌُﺮُﻭﻕُ ﻭَﺛَﺒَﺖَ ﺍﻷ‌َﺟْﺮُ ﺇِﻥْ ﺷَﺎﺀَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ

Dhahabaz-zama-u, wabtallatil-‘uruqu wa thabatal-ajru insha Allah

(Thirst has gone, the veins are moist, and the reward is assured, if Allah wills).”

This is the reliable du’a.

2. Do not recite this famous Du’a while breaking the Fast:

ُاللّهُمَّ لَكَ سُمتُ وَ عَلَي رِزقِكَ أَفطَرت

“Allahumma laka sumtu wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu”

This narration is mentioned in Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Fasting. The narrator of this narration, Mu’adh bin Zohra is weak.

This Du’a is not proven from the Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), not proven from the Sahih Hadith. Read More »