Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
What should I say when making intention to fast?
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. Sub Nasir Jenga from Columbia Institute coming to you once again with the following Hangout. 30 days 30 questions about the month of Ramadan? So the question that we got was what should I say, when making the intention to fast. So let's go ahead and start at the very top. intention is a very important part of our Deen in religion, the prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a very powerful, deep and far reaching, narration and tradition, the prophet of Allah peace and blessings be upon him says, in them Allah lupini out. And that's this is another lecture for another day. But it's a very profound statement of the prophets,
a lot of them that has many different implications. actions are based upon the intentions, actions or the outcome of the intentions, actions are helped and aided by the intentions and the reward of actions is in accordance with the intention. So in them allow melburnians intentions are very important when approaching or conducting any deed, particularly when it comes to acts of worship. The Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam has emphasized again, making the intention and having the proper intention specifically about fasting there are narrations from the prophets a lot he said I'm where he talks about the preference of making the intention from the night before. And at the
very least, having the intention to fast before someone begins to fast before the time of fudger. So in the month of Ramadan, which is where we're at right now, when somebody is intending to fast somebody is about to start fasting, they have to have the intention and is a requirement of this act of worship, as it is with prayer. as well. Somebody has to have the intention that I am fasting for the month of Ramadan. However, when we talk about what someone should say, then we have to take into consideration that intention. Nia, as it's called an Arabic is an action of the heart. It is not an action of the tongue it is an action of the heart and all the places with the acts of worship, where
Nia is emphasized and is even required. The intention does not have to be verbalized. In fact, you could go as far as saying that verbalizing the intention in a very specific way with very specific language, verbalizing the intention in a very consistent form almost making a formal Nia into AI out of it is something that should not be done, it is something that we should stay away from, because it's something that does not have any grounding in any traditions ahaadeeth narrations from the prophets a lot so and even the folks behind the scholars have advised us and warned us about this, that you definitely don't want to create something that doesn't originally exist within the deen and
doesn't have any type of precedent for evidence. And that's pretty much what our practice of the religion is based upon. So you might have come across certain verbalization something certain standard do eyes that are to be made at the time of school or Saturday. And I'm not going to go ahead and mention any of those here. Because those the meaning of it is actually very simple. It says things like you know, I'm going too fast today, or Oh ally, I'm fasting only for your sake, etc, etc. So there's nothing reprehensible about the meaning, but just the fact that it's been standardized in that form. And then many people read it, thinking that this is some type of formal
prophetic supplication, or formal prophetic invocation or intention that in and of itself, is problematic. So remember, what you want to do is when you wake up in the morning, and just think to yourself, just make up your mind, I am fasting. And generally speaking, if you're waking up in the morning, cooking eggs at 4am, hopefully you are fasting, otherwise, you have a very interesting daily schedule. So you just pretty much make the intention to fast is a month of Ramadan. And I'm gonna fast today and that suffices for the intention. Remember those verbal, formal, you know, phrases of the intention that you find, those are not things that are grounded within a Hadith, or
traditions from the prophets a lot he sent him. So that wraps it up for the Pelham hangout for today. Just come along. Hey, Don, thank you very much for tuning in. And we hope you're benefiting from you know, the month of Ramadan, the last 10 days and nights of the month of Ramadan. Remember, if you have any questions that you'd like answered, I know we're getting close to the end of the month. So if you have specific questions that relate to the end of the month of Ramadan, then go ahead and feel free to send those in. You can tweet them to us, you can leave them on the column Facebook page, you can
leave them in the comments of this video, or you can email them to us questions at alum institute.org. Just remember to title or tag your questions with hashtag alum hangout does that Camilla Hayden was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh