The Prophet Muhammad has urged people to fast this day. Abu Qataadah narrated that the Prophet Muhammad was asked about observing the fast on the day of ‘Arafah, he replied: “’Arafah’s fasting removes the sins of two years: the last and thecoming year.”[Narrated by…
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in…
Zaid ibn Khalid Al-Juhani reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever feeds a person who is breaking his fast will earn the same reward as him without anything being lessened from the reward of…
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An Arab-American Christian was shot dead on his porch by a neighbor who racially harassed the victim’s family for years, police said. Khalid Jabara, 37, was killed on the night of August 12 at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The…
Why do Muslims Fast?
- All the Above (64%, 44 Votes)
- It is Mandatory (13%, 9 Votes)
- Month of Qur’aan’s Reveleation (7%, 5 Votes)
- Non of the Above (6%, 4 Votes)
- To Learn Empathy (4%, 3 Votes)
- To Learn Desplin (4%, 3 Votes)
- Tradition and Cultural (1%, 1 Votes)
- It is Healthy (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 69
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said (which means):
“Those who fast Ramadhan and follow it with six days of Shawwal, it will be as if they fast for a lifetime.”
(Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nisa’i and Ibn Majah)
Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came to the home of Sa’d ibn Ubadah who presented him with bread and olive oil. The Prophet ate them and he said, “May Allah reward you for…
The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan is estimated to begin at sundown Wednesday in the U.S., but some Muslims around the world will face bigger challenges than others.
The Quran is clear that the fast should last from before dawn to after dusk but says nothing about how many hours that might be.
Since Islam has spread from its Arabian heartland to the far reaches of the Earth, Muslims who live farther north must fast several hours longer than those in Mecca. On the year’s longest day, June 21, some could end up fasting for as long as 20 hours…. MORE: usatoday.com