Revising for Ramadhaan | Lesson 4

Saturday 27 May 2017 – Lesson 4

  • Brief recap of previous Lessons
  • Who are the people who must fast? (see Lesson 1 for more detail)
  • Who is allowed to miss Fasting? (see Lesson 3 for more detail)
  • Traveller Recap
  • The one who has the ability vs the one who does not?
  • Making the choice whether or not to fast as a traveller if one is able
  • When does the traveller have to make up the fast (max one year)
  • What happens if you haven’t made it up even after one year (feed one poor person for every day missed and seek forgiveness)
  • Making up missed fasts first before doing the 6 days of Shawwaal
  • Hadith of Aisha (radiallaahu Anhaa) making up her fasts

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Revising for Ramadhaan | Lesson 3

Saturday 20 May 2017

Chapter: Things which Break your Fast

  • Brief recap of previous Lesson
  • Removal of blood from the body
    • Large vs small amount
    • Medical reason, e.g. blood sample or tooth removal
    • Accidents
  • Does vomiting break your fast?
    • It will break your vomit if it is intentional
    • Accidental vomiting does not break the fast
    • Hadeeth regarding this
  • What about eye/nose/ear drops? Are they allowed during fasting?
    • Eye and ear drops do not break fasts as they do not have a direct inlet to the stomach, however best to avoid them
    • Nose drops will break fast as the nose is a direct passage to the stomach
    • Similarly, when making wudhu water should not be drawn too far into the nose or gargled for the same reason – Hadith
  • What about the siwak?
    • It is mustahab (liked)
    • What about flavoured siwaks?
  • What about fragrances that are gaseous (e.g. oud, sticks)
    • Does not necessarily break your fast
    • However, if fragrance is gas with heavy particles then that can be a problem

Things which don’t break the fast but reduce the reward:

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Revising For Ramadhaan | Lesson 1

Saturday 6 May 2017

Chapter: Fasting

Fasting is one of the 5 pillars of Islam, it is obligatory for every Muslim according to:

  • The Qur’an
  • The Sunnah
  • Ijmaa’ (consensus)
  • Known from the religion to be a necessity

“O You who believe, fasting has been prescribed upon you, just as it has been prescribed upon those before you” [2: 183]

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Lesson 30 | Summary of Fiqh | Types Of People Who Cannot Be The Imam

Saturday 1 April 2017

Chapter: The types of People who cannot be the Imam

  • The role of the Imam is a great responsibility
  • There are Certain types of qualities that an Imam should have
    • See Lesson 29 which deals with these qualities
  • There are certain characteristics an Imam must be free from
  • 1. A Fasiq cannot be an Imam
    • A fasiq is one who has gone outside of being an upright Muslim
    • Has committed major sins, but not shirk
    • Fisq is of two types
      • Fisq of actions (open type), e.g. fornication
      • Fisq of belief, e.g. incorrect beliefs, such as rafidah or Jahmiyya
    • The hadith of the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)  that a Faajir (a sinner/wrongdoer) cannot be the Imam
    • Prayer behind such a person is prohibited
    • The people of authority should ensure they don’t put forward a fasiq/faajir (open sinner)

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