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Audio: It Is Optional For The Breastfeeding Woman To Fast and How She Should Pay The Fidyah by Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis

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MpubsFlagLogoQuestion (a): Should the breastfeeding woman who fears for her baby try to fast a few days or should she take the concession for the month? She wants to fast some as she feels she is being deprived of the rewards. 

Answer (a): As mentioned in the āyah of fasting in Sūrah al-Baqarah, whoever is able to fast but wishes not to, should pay the fidyah of feeding a poor person. This fidyah is an allowance that occurred since the beginning of Islām when fasting was prescribed but optional. However, when it was later became abrogated and fasting became wājib, the fidyah was lifted and removed except for a certain number of people, from them the breastfeeding woman…

Question (b): Does she have to feed a poor person daily or can she give them enough groceries for a month?

Answer (b):Allāh has legislated the feeding of a poor person, and that feeding is best done by giving uncooked food for them to cook for themselves. Some of the Salaf used to do this and there are some like Anas Ibn Mālik who, when he got old, would prepare food and gather 30 people at the end of Ramaḍān and feed them all…

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Audio: One Intention To Fast At The Beginning of Ramadhaan Is Sufficient For The Entire Month by Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis

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MpubsFlagLogoQuestion: Is one intention to fast for the month of Ramaḍān sufficient or does the fasting person have to renew their intention every day?

Answer: This is an issue that the Scholars have dealt with from the early times, which is the affair of having the intention from the night prior to the fast itself. This issue revolves around the ḥadīth of Ḥafṣah (رضى الله عنها) wherein the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Whoever does not have the niyyah for fasting before fajr then there is no fast for that person.” The People of Knowledge mentioned that this speaks of the wājib fasts and not the supererogatory fast. The most correct view is that of Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah and Shaykh Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Ibn ʿUthaymīn, which is that one intention is sufficient…

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Audio: An Encouragment To Fast For The Teenagers by Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis

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MpubsFlagLogoQuestion: What advice would you give to teenagers who have to fast and attend school. How are they to physically cope with the fast as well as how to avoid the fitnah they may encounter from peers?

Answer: Even though they are considered teenagers, they are without doubt on the verge of manhood, if they are not considered men in totality. If the early teens of 13 and 14 have not come of age, fasting is not compulsory upon them but we would not encourage the parents to encourage them not to fast lest they should fear for them. Rather it is good practice to nurture the children upon fasting…

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Audio: An Advice To The New Muslim Embarking on Their First Ramadhaan by Abu Hakeem Bilaal Davis

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MpubsFlagLogoQuestion: What should we advise a new Muslim embarking upon their first Ramaḍān with? E.g. How to deal with its physical trials, societal pressures, weak moments of wanting to break the fast etc.

Answer: There is no doubt that Allāh has guided the new Muslim to Islām and he/she should truly recognize this blessing. Islām is an easy, manageable religion regardless of the image portrayed by western media. The Sharīʿah (Islāmic Legislation) is not meant to overburden and overpower us, as is seen in the obligation of fasting which has in it a number of benefits…

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Article: The Reward for Feeding The Fasting Person by Shaykh Bandar ibn Sulaymaan al Khaybaree

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This article is a response to a question posed to our Shaykh Bandar al Khaybarī (حفظه الله) regarding who gets the reward for feeding the fasting person in Ramaḍān acting upon the authentic ḥadīth wherein The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Whoever gives iftār to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.” There is a difference of opinion among the scholars as to whether this means simply giving the fasting persona something to break their fast like a date or water etc, or does it mean feeding him until he is satisfied i.e. a full meal. This article was translated by our noble brother Abū Afnān Muḥammad ‘Abd Allāh (حفظه الله). Click "Continue Reading" to read the full answer of the Shaykh.