5 Pillars Made Plain – When do Muslims fast

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all. I'm Abdullah oduro. And welcome. This is a interesting issue that we're going to talk about. It's one of the W's of Ramadan, but it's a W of Ramadan that you're going to encounter. But upon encountering this, don't let this shake your conviction or your love of the community or the Muslim Ummah, etc. When is Ramadan, you're probably sitting with a friend now, a person that's a seasoned Muslim, or someone that knows exactly what I'm talking about with these three words. When is Ramadan. This is a trial or a test. For us, we can use the word challenge for us as Muslims. Let's

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start off with what we all know. Firstly, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Now the Ramadan is 29 or 30 days depending on the rotation of the moon and when it is spotted. Ramadan is from sunup to sundown, meaning that upon the entrance of the fudger prayer is when one should start to fast after the entrance of the time of the fudger prayer, the time that you see on the prayer schedule. If it says 650 by 650, you should stop eating stop drinking you cannot have intimacy with your mate all the way till the mug grip prayer. When the mug grip evening sundown to sundown prayer comes in. That's when you can commence to eating, drinking and being with your spouse

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intimately. It's just stop eating and drinking from that time span from fudger to on a daily basis for 30 days within this ninth month of the Islamic calendar. How does one determine the entrance of the month. Now, as we know with the lunar calendar, the beginning of the month is spotted by the crescent moon. As we see in the sky, there's a crescent moon that is when the month starts. Now typically, it should be a trustworthy individual that sees the entrance of the month of Ramadan being the crescent moon but nowadays within your Masjid your Ma'am, are there organizations that are trustworthy that are well known and reliable, they can tell you when the entrance of the moon comes

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in. And that is done by an Imam or the likes of them. So when you are told by a trustworthy individual that the inches are Ramadan has come in, that's when the next day or the next day at fudger prayer, you start to fast now what you're going to find as a side point as a an important point is that you will find Muslims they may not start on the same day, do not let this discourage you from fasting the month of Ramadan. Because sometimes we'll say the Muslims are not unified. You know, I have a calendar and I need to know what to tell my job when I fast. You know, you'll find certain opinions of scholars that say no, we have to see it and we can't know until the night before

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basically, after the night prayer, we'll be able to after the night prayer on Monday, we'll be able to tell you if you're able to fast on Tuesday, right? So that's what where you may find some people have that opinion, you may find others have the opinion that say look, we need to determine this 12 months in advance to know when we can take our vacations etc. Therefore, we look on the calendar and we go by calculations by calculating the science and seeing when the birth and the death of the moon take place when that will happen. So we approximate and nowadays we can be exact to find out when the birth of the moon will happen. So we know that Ramadan will be on the 28th of June and we are in

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January for instance. My advice to you is go with your local community or go with the individuals that you trust in your local community that have knowledge and taqwa and what you can perceive as mindfulness in fear of Allah, follow them. And in sha Allah. Allah is the all knowledgeable, he's the all wise, he's the own merciful and he is thankful for you that you are practicing this fasting in the month of Ramadan. Whether you fasted a day in advance or you had your eat on the day after that Allah knows best The most important thing is that you are trying the conclusion of Ramadan is characterized by what is called an IED. He and he linguistically means to repeat or to be consistent

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to come after one after the other. So this obviously will be every year. The EAD is the day after you conclude your Ramadan. So if it is the 30th day so let's say you break your fast on the last day at Muslim at mugger pray you break your fast, you will be told Okay, this is the last day of Ramadan, tomorrow will be eight. So that

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Next morning, let's say you break your fast on Friday night, Saturday morning is IID that is when you would go and pray the prayer and go and eat the rest of the day. What's important is that you celebrate on this day. This is when you want to give presents to your, your friends, your family, your neighbors, well, you can slaughter an animal and you can go and distribute it. And there's also what is called the cat and fitur. We talked about that and as a cat. So in this month of Ramadan, we asked you to we ask a lot to make use of those that are sincere. We asked him to make use of those that are diligent in finding out when the insurance of this month comes in. And when it ends. We

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asked him to make you have those upon this celebration of the month of Ramadan, that you will be those that celebrated in praying and in fasting and in thankfulness as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Thank you