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Ramadhans Over! Now What?

Abu Unsure September 12, 2010 4

Man is attacked by two main things which causes him or her to deviate from the path of Truth in this world; they being the whispers of the Shayateen and desires.

To Allaah belongs the loftiest attributes, Who out of His divine wisdom removed both in the month of Ramadhan so that we may worship Him to the best of our abilities; Shaytan was chained up so he couldn’t whisper into the breasts of Man as much, and we abstained from food and water so our desires were weakened. No wonder why the Masajid were filled day and night with servants of Ar Rahman.

The essence and beauty of Ramadhan could truly be recognised when Eid day arrived, as Shaytan was released and young girls and boys had full meals to charge their desires; cars were hired, freemixing was widespread and Masajid only full for the Eid and Jumu’a Prayers. For a full 30 days we worship Allaah, and then on Eid we transgress all bounds? It is evident this Month was merely a torturing and starving of the body for some.

Scholars mention one of the signs of our actions being accepted in Ramadhan is that we continue them after the blessed Month…What follows below is a short piece of advice to help us continue our good actions, we ask Allaah to grant us Tawfiq to worship Him with excellence. Ameen.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvlTxSSjKAI&feature=player_embedded

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  1. Umm Yusuf September 12, 2010 at 7:56 pm Reply Tweet

    Asalamu'alaikum brother, JazakAllah khair for the reminder. Just to clarify, in the video when the ustadh talks about combining intentions for the 6 days of shawwal- is this only with other nawafl fasts i.e monday's, thursday's, 13th/14th/15th and not the fard ones that a sister may have missed, as I had Sheikh Haitham and he said that the ones a women missed in ramadhaan should be done seperatley to the shawwal ones if one is to gain the full reward. please clarify. JazakAllah khair.


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  2. ridhaa September 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm Reply Tweet

    "…we ask Allaah to grant us Tawfiq to worship Him with excellence. Ameen."

    Aameen.


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  3. Abu Umayr September 14, 2010 at 1:33 am Reply Tweet

    Wa'alaikum assalam,

    According to the Hanafi opinion it is permissible to combine the intentions with the missed obligated fasts and they put forward strong evidences for this.

    The Ahnaf do however also say even though it's permissible, it is better to do the obligated fasts separately, so it seems best to follow what Shaykh Haitham has told you.

    Wallaahu 'Alam


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  4. tuppence September 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm Reply Tweet

    bismillahir rahmaanir raheem

    salaamu'alaikum wa rahmatullah

    "…it is permissible to combine the intentions with the missed obligated fasts…"

    i recall reading something of the same nature from sheikh saalih al uthaymeen rahimahullah, but he also stipulated that for the shawwaal fasts, one must make up any missed fasts and THEN proceed onto fasting the six for shawwaal. this is because the merit that is sought after in fulfilling the sunnah of the shawwaal fasts is that it is like fasting a whole year [or more], as pertaining to the ahadeeth on the topic. however the hadeeth tend to say [words to the effect] "whoever fasts the month of ramadhaan and FOLLOWS it with six days of shawwaal…"

    so the scholars say, [and i have run this past students adhering to the hanafi madhhab too] that since these fasts are connected to ramadhaan, one should make up the missed fasts they owe for ramadhaan before fasting for shawwaal, since ones ramadhaan cannot be said to be complete when fasts are still outstanding, be they due to hayd [menstruation], sickness or whatever else.

    this is an amalgamation of stuff i have come across over time, so please highlight [but also excuse] any errors insha'allah.

    i pray it is of benefit insha'allah, and allah is the acceptor of efforts.

    indeed allah is a witness over us, and allah knows best.


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