Sunday, 17 June 2018

Six Days of Shawwāl

A brief explanation of the matter



Imam Aḥmad ibn Naqīb al-Masri says in ʿUmdat as-Sālik:

'It is recommended to fast six days from Shawwāl, and it is recommended to do them consecutively after Eid. It one splits them up, it is permissible.'

Imam Muṣṭafā al-Bughā says in his commentary:

'It is on the authority of Abū Ayūb, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, {Whoever fasts Ramaḍān and follows it up with six days from Shawwāl, it's as if he has fasted his entire life[1].}

This is because one good deed is written down as ten, and thus Ramadan is like ten months and six days is like two months, completing an entire year. Therefore, if one does this every year, it's as if one fasts one's entire life.'


(The ḥadīth is narrated by Muslim in the Book of Fasting in the chapter on the recommendation to fast six days from the month of Shawwāl, following Ramaḍān, no. 1164; by Abū Dāwūd in the Book of Fasting in the chapter on fasting six days from Shawwāl, no. 2433; by at-Tirmidhī in the Book of Fasting in the chapter on what has reached us regarding six days from Shawwāl, no. 759, and he said it is ḥasan ṣaḥīḥ; by an-Nasāʾī in al-Kubrā in the Book of Fasting in the chapter mentioning the transmitters of Abū Ayūb's report and how they differ therein, after the chapter on fasting six days from Shawwāl, no. 2862-2867; and by Ibn Mājah in the Book of Fasting in the chapter on fasting six days from Shawwāl, no. 1716.)


[Translated from Tanwīr al-Masālik bi Sharḥ wa Adillah ʿUmdat as-Sālik wa ʿUddat an-Nāsik by Imam Musṭafā Dīb al-Bughā (Damascus: Dār al-Muṣṭafā, 1431/2010), v.1, p.532]


[1] Ar. ad-dahr, which in the normal context of the ḥadīth means an entire year, but Imam Muṣṭafā al-Bughā will explain how it could mean an entire lifetime.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Jumuʿah Prayer on Eid

A translation of this fatwa from Naseem al-Sham


http://www.elfagr.com/2255945


Question:

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful. May the peace, blessings and mercy of Allah be upon you. Is the obligation to pray the Jumuʿah prayer dropped if the first day of Eid is a Friday? Thank you very much and may you always be in a good state.

Answer (Imam Muḥammad Saʿīd Ramaḍān Al-Būṭī, may Allah have mercy on him):

The obligation to pray the Jumuʿah prayer is not lifted because of it coinciding with Eid if the person praying is present inside the city or town in which the Eid and Jumuʿah prayers are held. The obligation is only lifted for someone who comes from another town to pray the Eid prayer, for if he returns to his town he is not obliged to return once again to the town in which he performed the Eid prayer in order to perform the Jumuʿah prayer.

[This is the muʿtamad position of the Shāfiʿī school. Please see Fatḥ al-ʿAlām bi Sharḥ Murshid al-Anām fī al-Fiqh ʿalā Madhab as-Sādat ash-Shāfiʿiyyah by Imam Muḥammad ʿAbdullah al-
Jurdanī (Beirut: Dār Ibn Hazm, 1418/1997), v.3, p.13-14.]

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Bidding Farewell to Ramadan

The podcast of this article
 

The translation of the poem is: 

Ramadan, how sweet was our short meeting 
And how bitter it shall be the day we bid you farewell 
Oh but for those nights 
They passed by like a flash of lightning when it sparkles 

And with Allah alone is every success.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Podcast: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in Ramadan (Part 2B)

Podcast on the second part of this article



Which is the second part of this podcast

Talking Points: 
* His, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, recitation of the Noble Qurʾān *The Prophet’s, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, continuous fasting (wiṣāl) and his prohibition of it
*His bathing between the two Ishāʾs in Ramaḍān
*Warning against not fasting in Ramaḍān
*With the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in standing in the nights of Ramaḍān *The Prophet’s fasting, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, while travelling

Further Reading:
Part 1 of The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in Ramadan
Not Fasting Due To Illness
The Ruling on the Tarawih Prayer
The Book on the Adhkar of Fasting

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Podcast: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in Ramadan (Part 2A)

Podcast on the first part of this article




Talking Points:
 *With the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in his iʿtikāf
*Waking up his family, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
* His supplication, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in Ramaḍān
*His, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, increasing in good deeds in Ramaḍān

Further Reading: 
Part 1 of The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in Ramadan
The Book on the Adhkar of Fasting

Related Podcasts: 
Part 1A
Part 1B 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Podcast: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in Ramadan (Part 1B)

Part 2 of this podcast




Based on this article by Asma Ramadan

Talking points:
*His ifṭār, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
*The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, establishing that the crescent moon has been sighted for Ramaḍān and Shawwāl
*His, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, hastening to break his fast and his hastening to pray *The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in his suḥūr and his abstaining *The time of his suḥūr, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
*His, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, intention to fast from the night before, before dawn *The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, with his family in Ramaḍān

Further reading/Related: 
Moon Sighting: The Evidence from Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim with commentary by Sheikh al-Islam Yaḥyā An-Nawawī
Ramadan is Innocent

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Podcast: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in Ramadan (Part 1A)

Podast on the first part of this article




Talking points: 
*The connection between the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the blessed month of Ramaḍān
* The descent of the Noble Qurʾān in Ramaḍān
*The Prophet’s preparation, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, for Ramaḍān after being obligated to fast it and the elucidation of its virtue
*With the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, on the etiquettes of Ramaḍān

Related Posts:
Does the person who is unable to fast because of a long-term illness enter from this gate?
Not Fasting Due to Illness 

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Allah Knows What is Good for You

A translation from this video





By Imam Muhammad Mutawali ash-Sha'rawi, may Allah have mercy on him.

This clip is taken from the first five minutes of the Imam's tafseer of Surat al-Baqarah 2:186.

At the 0:57 mark, the imam is comparing this verse, which is a response to the Companions asking the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, about Allah, with the verses that answer their questions about legal rulings. The latter verses always contain the word 'Say!', i.e. the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is commanded to tell them the answer, which creates s.ome distance between Allah and them. (Examples would include al-Baqarah 2:189 and al-Anfaal 8:1) In al-Baqarah 2:186, this is not the case.