Month: July 2013

Pregnancy in Ramadhaan – Fasting or Paying Fidyah or Making Up the Fasts – Shaykh Al Albani


Questioner : “I read in a book that if the pregnant women or the breast-feeding women fear for themselves, or for their child, that they should abstain from fasting, and should feed a needy person in place of each day, and that it is not obligatory upon them to make up the days. So how correct is this saying? We hope that you can clarify.”

Shaikh al-Albaanee: “Making up the days is not obligatory upon them, but rather kaffaarah (compensation) of feeding a needy person for each day is obligatory. This is the correct answer.

As for the aforementioned condition, i.e. that if the pregnant woman or a breast-feeding woman fear for themselves or for their child, then this condition is just an ijtihaad (personal deduction) from some of the scholars, and it should not be put as a duty upon the pregnant woman or the breast-feeding woman, because the Prophet (ﺻﻠﻰ اﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ و ﺳﻠﻢ) said:

Allaah -the Exalted and Most High- has remitted fasting from the pregnant woman and the breast-feeding woman.1

Then Ibn `Abbaas said in explanation of His Saying -He the Most High:

[Observing Saum (fasts)] for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. 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 Miskîn (poor person) (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, is better for you if only you know.[] [Sooratul-Baqarah (2):184]

[[Meaning: So whoever amongst you is ill, or upon a journey, then let him fast the same number of other days; and as for those of you who can fast with difficulty, then they have the option of feeding a needy person in place of each day.]]

Ibn `Abbaas -radiyallaahu `anhu- said: “Upon the pregnant woman and the breast-feeding woman is to feed (the needy).”

Meaning the aforementioned condition is not to be found, i.e. that the pregnant woman and the breast-feeding woman have to fear for themselves or for their child.”

Translated by Ustaadh Abu Talhah Dawood Burbank (may Allaah grant him and his wife abundant mercy)

  1. Hasan Saheeh: Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood (no.2408).

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Our Salaf: A Reminder to the Pseudo scholars and hasty youth

Abu Khaythama narrated to us, (saying): Fadl Ibn Dukayn related to us, (saying): Sufyaan informed us from yahyah Ibn Saeed who said: ‘’I heard Al-Qaasim Ibn Muhammad say: ‘’A person lives his (whole) life being ignorant is better for him than giving fataawaa without knowledge.’’ –


Source: Kitaabul Ilm of Abu Khaythama with the checking of Shaikh Al Albaani: Narration number:90. Page:23

[Part 1]Our Previous Teacher Was Beloved to Us, But Not Anymore–He is A Staunch Defender of a Mubtadi!

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Sufyaan ath-Thawree (d. 161H, rahimahullaah) said: “If you loved a man for Allaah and then he innovated in Islaam and you didn’t hate him for it, you never truly loved him for Allaah.”

By the Tawfeeq of Allaah (The Most High), the sensible students of Al-Hajoori, the sensible Salafi students in the Uk and the Maraakiz of Salafiyyah have abandoned the vile Haddaadi Innovator Yahyah Al-Hajoori. But sadly, our previous teacher—a friend of Al-Hajoori Al-Haddaadi Al-Mubtadi– still defends him and expresses rage against us for transmitting the verdicts of the scholars. We have not criticised him except due to his defence of a vile Haddaadi Innovator. Indeed, it is very sad that this bigot has once again embarked upon the destructive path of exaggeration whilst propagating falsehood, half-truths and confounding truth with falsehood, especially in this blessed month of Ramadhaan—defending an innovator!

Would it be praiseworthy if we still love this previous teacher or listen to his opinions even though he persists in his fanatical and bigoted defence of Al-Hajoori the Haddaadi, the Innovator?! Why is it that this man–over forty years of age—cannot still comprehend and accept reality?! Yes he was beloved to us in the past because he was not a defender of any innovator, but at present he is abandoned and given no consideration due to his persistence upon bigotry, fanaticism and falsehood?!

Inshaa-Allaah, we will reply to all his foolish and ill-informed attempts, which he hopes will aid him in propagating half-truths and confounding truth with falsehood. May Allaah guide him and make him realise his foolish behaviour. And may He (The Most High) grant him Tawfeeq to realise the consequences of defending a Mubtadi, rather one of the most harmful of them, as the carrier of the flag of criticism and praise of individuals, groups, parties and sects in our era–Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee al-Madkhalee–stated: see link:


To be continued….Inshaa-Allaah

Our Salaf: Their concern for the youth’s education in the Deen

Abu Khaythama narrated to us, (saying): Muhammad Ibn Fudayl related to us from Al-A’mash from Ismaa’eel Ibn Rajaa who said: ”We used to gather the children and narrate (hadeeth) to them.”
[Source: Kitaabul Ilm of Abu khaythama with the checking of Imaam Al Albaanee; narration number:73; page:20]