Ten Endeavors For A Better Ramaḍān | Aḥmad Banājah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The following article should serve as a benefit and incitement to the brothers and sisters who wish to make their Ramaḍān fruitful.

It was from a lecture by our brother Aḥmad Banājah al-Ḥaḍramī حفظه الله and was transcribed by Abū ʿAbdillāh Muḥammad Rifkhān. May Allāh reward them both with good.

May Allāh Taʿāla give us success this Ramaḍān and make it a manifest proof for us all on The Day of Judgement.


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Ruling on Elderly or Chronically Ill Person unable to Fast | Shaykh Muḥammad bin Hizām

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Question: Is it obligatory upon the person of old age and the one suffering from a chronic illness (those who are not able to fast) to feed poor people?

Answer: The scholars have differed regarding this matter. The Jumhūr (the majority of scholars) see the feeding of a poor person to be obligatory upon the one who is unable to fast. However, that which is correct is that it is Mustaḥabb (highly recommended) as there is no clear proof stating its obligation. As for the verse:

وَعَلَى الَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُ فِدْيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسْكِينٍ

“And as for those who can fast with difficulty (e.g. an old man) they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a poor person (for every day)”
[Al-Baqarah: 184]

This was during the earlier stages of its (fasting’s) legislation. This verse was then abrogated [1] by the verse that follows it:

فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ

“So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadān), he must observe Saum (fasts)”
[Al-Baqarah: 185]

Ibn Ḥazm rahimahullāh said: “Fasting is not obligatory upon the ill and old people who cannot fast (are not able).

Allāh the Most High said:

لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا

“Allāh burdens not a person beyond his scope”
[Al-Baqarah: 286]

And if fasting is not obligatory upon them, then likewise expiation (in its place) is not obligatory, because Allāh did not oblige them to do so, nor did His Messenger salla llāhu’alayhi wasallam and the wealth of the believers is protected and impermissible (to be wasted or taken without right) except if a clear proof or consensus of the believers exists.” Al-Muhalla: 4/415

Taken from: Translation of “Rulings Regarding Fasting [Summarized]” by Abu ‘Abdillāh Mūsā al-Bur’āwī

[1] ‘Abdullāh bin ‘Abbās رضي اللّه عنـه said that: “This (āyah) has not been abrogated, and it applies to old men and old women who cannot fast, so for each day they should feed one poor person.” Narrated by al-Bukhāri, 4505

Beware of the Sin | Ibn Rajab

‏قَـالَ الحَـافِظُ ابْـنُ رَجَـبْ -رَحِـمَهُ الله-:

احذروا المعاصي .. فإنها تحرم المغفرة في مواسم الرحمة. 

– لطائف المعارف” ص (٢٩٥) .

Al-Hāfidh Ibn Rajab -May Allāh’s mercy be upon him- said:

“Beware of the sin.. For it deprives (one) of the forgiveness in the seasons of mercy.”

Latā’if al-Ma’ārif, P 295

Brief Introduction to Fatḥ al-Bārī | Dr. Ṣāliḥ aṣ-Ṣāliḥ

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم An introduction to the book, Fatḥ al-Bārī fī Sharḥ Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, the renowned explanation of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī and its great author, Al-Ḥāfiẓ Abul-Faḍl Ibn Ḥajr al-ʿAsqalānī رحمه الله  Speaker: Dr. Ṣāliḥ aṣ-Ṣāliḥ رحمه الله  

Knowledge is sought | Imām Mālik

امام مالك رحمه الله قال 

“إِنَّ الْعِلْمَ يُؤْتَى وَلَا يَأْتِي”

– البداية والنهاية 10/174

“Indeed knowledge is sought, it does not come (to you).”
– Imām Mālik, al-Bidāyah wa an-Nihāyah v.10 p.174.

Classes by Shaykh ʿAlī at-Tuwayjirī | 19 Shaʿbān 1437

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Noble Shaykh ʿAlī bin Ghāzī at-Tuwayjirī حفظه الله, Teacher in the Faculty of the Holy Qur’ān, Department of Tafseer, Jāmi’ah Islāmiyyah of Madīnah, will be conducting classes this weekend details of which are as given below:

Location: Masjid Sālim bin Bakhīt, Mizhar, Dubāi, UAE (https://goo.gl/maps/NYiTsaoNDwA2)

Date and Day Time Topic
Thurday 26/05/2016 After Maghrib & ‘Ishā Tafsīr Sūrah Fātiḥah
Friday 27/05/2016 Ṣalāh al-Jumuʿah Khuṭbah al-Jumuʿah
Friday 27/05/2016 After ʿAsr, Maghrib & ‘Ishā Commentary on Kitāb aṣ-Ṣiyām from Bulūgh al-Marām
Saturday 28/05/2016 After ʿAsr, Maghrib & ‘Ishā Commentary on Kitāb aṣ-Ṣiyām from Bulūgh al-Marām