Tag: Fasting صيام

Umar on Fasting: True fasting is to avoid sins and vain talk

May 28, 2017

Ash-Sha’bi reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Fasting is not merely from food and drink. Rather, it is from lies, falsehood, vain talk, and swearing.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 8683 عَنْ الشَّعْبِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ لَيْسَ الصِّيَامُ مِنْ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ وَحْدَهُ وَلَكِنَّهُ مِنْ الْكَذِبِ وَالْبَاطِلِ وَاللَّغْوِ وَالْحَلِفِ 8683 مصنف […]

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Jabir on Fasting: You must fast from sins with dignity and tranquility

May 27, 2017

Sulaiman ibn Musa reported: Jabir, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “When you fast, then let your hearing, seeing, and tongue fast as well from falsehood and sins, and avoid harming your servants. Rather, you must have dignity and tranquility on the day of your fasting. Do not make days you do not fast […]

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Salaf on Fasting: A purpose of fasting is to remember the poor and starving

May 24, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Some of the righteous predecessors were asked, “Why has fasting been instituted?” They said, “That the rich will taste hunger and thus will not forget the hungry.” Source: Laṭāʼif al-Maʻārif 1/168 عن ابن رجب وسئل بعض السلف لم شرع الصيام قال ليذوق الغني طعم الجوع فلا ينسى الجائع 1/168 لطائف المعارف لابن […]

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Fudayl on Sincerity: The righteous became so by generosity, purity, and sincerity

January 31, 2017

Abu Nuaim reported: Fudayl ibn Iyad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Those who achieved never did so, in our view, with an abundance of fasts, nor prayers. Indeed, they only achieved, in our view, with the spirit of generosity, purity of heart, and sincerity to the community.” Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 8/103 قَالَ الفضيل رحمه الله […]

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Hadith on Fasting: Fasting is a fortress and shield for the believer

June 25, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting is a shield and it is a fortress among the fortresses of the believer. Every deed is for its companion, but Allah says: Except fasting, as it is for me and I will reward it.” Source: Musnad al-Shāmīyīn 3381 Grade: […]

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Hadith on Fasting: True fasting is from falsehood and sin

June 23, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, fasting is not only from eating and drinking. Rather, fasting is from vanity and obscenity. If someone abuses you or acts foolish against you, then say: Indeed, I am fasting.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 3561 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to […]

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Hadith on Fasting: There is nothing similar to fasting in reward

June 20, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me a deed to do.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must fast, for there is nothing equal to it.” Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 2223 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مُرْنِي […]

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Hadith on Fasting: Whoever fasts will be separated from the Hellfire by great distances

June 12, 2016

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever fasts a day in the way of Allah, then Allah will make a trench between him and the Hellfire whose distance is like that between the heavens and the earth.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1624 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي […]

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Yunus on Love: I strive to love for people what I love for myself

April 9, 2016

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Maymun ibn Mihran wrote to Yunus ibn Ubaid, may Allah have mercy on him, saying, “I would love for you to write to me about what you do that I might do it.” Yunus wrote back to him, saying, “Verily, I strive for my soul to love for people what it loves for […]

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Hadith on Moderation: Do not worship to the neglect of your body and family

January 2, 2016

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “O Abdullah, I am told you fast all day and pray all night.” I said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet said, “Do not do so. Fast and break your fast, pray in the night and […]

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