30 Days 30 Questions about Ramadan – EP04
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
Series: Abdul Nasir Jangda - 30 Days 30 Questions about Ramadan
How can women who can’t fast benefit in the last 10 nights of Ramadan?
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Selam Aleykum Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh who is holding NASA Jenga from Calum Institute coming to you with another session of the column hangout? 30 days, 30 questions, trying to answer people's questions about the month of Ramadan? We got a question that was asking very specifically, that during the last 10 days, the last 10 nights, it's, of course, the opportunity to seek out Laila to the other. So how can a Muslim sister who is experiencing her menstrual cycle therefore she's not able to pray or fast during the last 10 days? How can she still seek out and achieve the great reward of Laila to cuddle The Night of Power?
in answering that question, I'd like to kind of broaden the scope of that question. Our sisters who are not able to fast and pray a certain number of days during the month of Ramadan, overall, how can they continue to maintain their spirituality and continue to make Ramadan productive for them? You know, regardless of what time of the month of Ramadan it may be. So, there's a number of things that to take into consideration here. First and foremost are traditions from the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Do you imagine what we mean? Who also talked about this issue and talk about this, this predicament that men that women face, and what they have told us is that there are
still many things that our sisters can still do. During those days when they're able to faster pray, that will still help them achieve that sense of spirituality and benefit from the month of Ramadan, such as engaging in the vicar in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala, engaging in dua, you know, sitting in supplicating, to Allah subhanho wa Taala, you know, engaging in deep reflection and thought, catching up on some seeking of knowledge and reading, in regards to whether it be the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or an explanation of, you know, certain concepts or ideas in Islam. So between remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala, making dua being a good company, seeking
knowledge about the religion of Islam, very fundamental knowledge is very spiritually beneficial, and uplifting, like the life of the prophets, allottee, some deceit all of the prophets allottee some, that is something very productive and very beneficial, that our sisters can engage in during those days when they're not able to fast or pray.
And the same would go for the night of power Laila to understand that when the prophets a lot even talked about seeking out the reward of later to the other, it wasn't so much specifically about having to pray in a congregational community, and that is going on in the masjid. But what's more beneficial and more productive than that is to actually engage in individual private worship or a bother reflection remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala, during the night of the last 10 nights, to try to achieve that rewarded leader to other in overall throughout the month of Ramadan. It's a very, very powerful and productive way to maintain one's spirituality throughout the month of
Ramadan, when, you know, like I said, before, the sisters are not able to pray or fast. And you know, this is something that aside from what the, you know, the books teach us. This is a question that I have posed to the women in my own family. And when I received this question, I inquired of them, what would you recommend in this circumstance in this situation, and this was basically also was something that was corroborated by them as well, that while initially, it might seem like a bit of a struggle, excuse me, everyone is fasting, everyone is praying, I'm not able to do those things. But after a day or two, realizing that I can still make the Can I can still read, I can still study,
I can still make lots and lots of law, that that was very, very, extremely beneficial and spiritually uplifting to do during the month of Ramadan. And I'll even go as far as saying, and I don't mean to be patronizing, but I'm just simply offering an observation that a lot of times that communal aspect of the month of Ramadan, fasting is of course, a great act of very bad in worship, but then we're, you know, going to be a third parties and breaking paths in the masjid or whatever the case may be. And then praying motive all together, and then praying every shot together and praying to be together. That sounds very beneficial. And it no doubt is, but a lot of times an
imbalance occurs with a lot of people as well, that they're just going and doing what everybody else is doing there without sometimes even giving it a lot of deep thought or reflection. And they're not really achieving a great, you know, improvement in their individual private, personal intimate connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's a very powerful opportunity for our sisters, to be able to achieve that during the month of Ramadan. May Allah subhanaw taala make it a means of benefit and blessing for all of us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala reward all of our sisters who show much more greater resolve than we do through throughout the month of Ramadan, even when they're
not able to fast and pray
They still are keeping up their connection with the last panel which Allah, they're they're improving their relationship with Allah through the thicker the two are the steady in the good company, the seeking of knowledge. All those things that we talked about may have less power to them make it a blessing. Don't hold on for everyone. Again, this was the alum Hangout. If you got any questions, remember, don't hesitate to set that send them in. You can tweet them, you can Facebook them, you can email them with the hashtag Calum Hangout. A real quick explanation for some folks that might say already sent in a question. You didn't answer it. So the answer your question that
how come your question hasn't been answered? Either it's been answered because it was very close to another question that we've already answered. Or we're saving it for a little bit later to make it a little bit more relevant and appropriate for the time we got some questions about the captain fitted and aid and different things. So we talking about that as we get closer to the end of the month of Ramadan. And also we got some general questions as well which are very valid questions. We'll get to those as well inshallah. Once we feel that we have satisfactorily answered you know, the questions that are more pertinent and relevant to the month of Ramadan, again, just like me located on for
watching, and I'm hanging out with salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.