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Fasting is Beloved to Allāh – Shaykh Fawzān

Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān said,

Fasting is beloved to Allāh, due to this it is compulsory upon the fasting person to rectify his intention, making his fasting sincerely for Allāh. And he should intend to draw closer to Allāh, with his fasting, whilst being patient with any difficulties he finds in fasting, because fasting is an act of obedience to Allāh. Therefore, upon him is to purify his intention and to be patient.

He should then also know, that fasting isn’t merely refraining from food and drink; rather it is also refraining from everything Allāh has prohibited. He protects his hearing and tongue from that which is prohibited, such as backbiting; slandering and listening to music. And he protects his sight from looking at those things which are prohibited for him. These affairs are prohibited throughout the year, but even more so for the fasting person.

It could be the case that a fasting persons hunger is severe upon him, as is his thirst and tiredness, but he has no reward with Allāh. This is because of his tongue, speaking with that which is prohibited. His eyes looking at that which is prohibited. And his ears listening to that which is prohibited. This person in reality, he didn’t fast (in the complete sense), he merely left off food and drink.

Fasting is a tremendous act of worship, if someone fasts, then indeed he should stay far away from everything which is unsuitable and unbefitting.

A fasting person is similar to the one performing hajj or umrah, they have to leave off some affairs which are permissible. For example eating and drinking in their origin are permissible. However whilst fasting, he abstains from them.  And likewise he must stay away from those affairs which are impermissible, whilst fasting and at all other times, but the issue becomes even more severe whilst fasting.

Hence, it is obligatory upon the fasting person to take care of his fast from everything which will affect it negatively.


Abridged and Paraphrased from Shaykh Sālih al-Fawzān’s, Majālis Shahr Ramadhan al-Mubārak pgs 14-16

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Staying Up All Night, Eating Sahoor and Missing Fajr – Shaykh Fawzaan

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan was asked:

[What is the ruling on] those who get back late, around 12:30am, from their friends at social gatherings, then they have some sahoor, sleep and miss fajr?

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Shaykh Salih al-Fawzaan was asked:

[What is the ruling on] those who get back late, around 12:30am, from their friends at social gatherings, then they have some sahoor, sleep and miss fajr?

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Taqwa can be Attained by Fasting – Imām as-Sa’di

Imām as-Sa’di (rahimahullāh) said in explanation of Allāh’s statement:

‎{ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ }
That you may become al-Muttaqūn [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)]. Al-Baqarah: 183

Verily, fasting is from the greatest causes (of attaining) taqwa, because (fasting has within it) obeying the commands of Allah and staying away from his prohibitions.

Benefits of Fasting in Relation to Taqwa.

  •  The fasting person leaves that which Allāh has prohibited for him – from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse and the likes of these affairs which the soul inclines towards – seeking closeness to Allah and hoping in reward from Allāh because of his leaving off these things; this is from taqwa.
  •  Likewise from the means of attaining taqwa is, the fasting person trains his soul with the murāqabah of Allāh, so he leaves performing that which his soul desires – whilst he has the capability to carry out his desires – due to his knowledge that Allāh is all aware of what he does.
  •  Fasting constricts the pathways of the shaytān, for indeed he runs through the veins of mankind, hence by way of fasting his influence is weakened and his effectiveness in inciting people to disobedience is decreased.
  •  On the whole the fasting person is plentiful in performing acts of worship and obedience. Acts of worship and obedience are from the characteristics of taqwa.
  • And from the means of attaining taqwa, is that the rich person when he tastes the pains of hunger, this necessitates and obligates that he is charitable and benevolent to the poor and destitute, this is also from the characteristics of taqwa.

Taysīr al-Karīm ar-Rahmān fī Tafsīr Kalām al-Mannān (Dār ibn al-Jawzī) pg. 84

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The Wisdom Behind Fasting – Shaykh al-‘Uthaymīn (rahimahullāh)

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sālih al ‘Uthaymīn (rahimahullāh) said,

The wisdom behind fasting is not that a person merely prevents himself from the grace of Allāh (‘azza wa jal), such as food, drink and sexual relations; however the wisdom behind fasting is something greater than that, it is (that you attain) the taqwa of Allāh, as Allāh (tabāraka wa ta’āla) said when he mentioned the obligation of fasting

‎[البقرة:183] ‎{ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ }

That you may become al-Muttaqūn [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)]. Al-Baqarah: 183


At-Talīq ‘ala Risālah Haqīqah as-Siyām pgs. 12-13

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Protect Yourself from Allāh’s Anger and Displeasure – Shaykh ‘Abdur Razzāq al-Badr

Shaykh ‘Abdur Razzāq al-Badr (hafidahullāh) said,

The taqwa of Allāh is to obey Him, adhere to His commandments and abstain from His prohibitions.

The meaning of taqwa, is that the servant places a barrier between him and between that which he fears. And the taqwa of a servant in relation to his Lord, is that he places between him and his Lord a barrier that protects him from that which he is scared of, from Allah’s anger, displeasure and punishment.

And that is not achieved except by the performance of acts of obedience and refraining from acts of disobedience.


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