Channel: Ahsan Hanif
Series: Ahsan Hanif - The A-Z of Ramadan
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cenomar aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. Allah Allah, he was suffering with a woman who Allah was seldom at the Sleeman kathira. I'm about one of the most common questions that you get during Ramadan is about some of the most basic aspects of Ramadan. So in this very short video, inshallah I will give to you the ABC of fasting and the ABC that we need to know about in this month of Ramadan. The very first issue is the issue of intention. This is something which confuses a lot of people, do we have just one intention for the whole month of Ramadan? Or do we need to continuously renew this intention each and every single day for each
day of fasting, and the strongest opinion and the more correct opinion is that we need to have a new intention for fasting each and every day of Ramadan. So at the beginning of Ramadan, you have a general intention that you're going to fetch the whole month of Ramadan, but then for every single day, in the night before you start fasting before fudger, you make a new intention that you're going to fast on that day. And that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was referring to in the Hadith, Whosoever doesn't make the intention from the night, then he has no fasting or she has no fasting. So this is the first very important point. The second point, or one of the most common
questions and FAQs that you get concerning fasting and Ramadan, is the do's and the don'ts. What can't you do? What will break your fast especially to make this very easy, there are three things that will break your fast food, drink. And now two relations. These are the three general categories. Now how do you define this very easily, very simply, when it comes to Mao to relations, anything, which is Mao to relations will break your fasting, but anything which arouses your desire is also something which a person should stay away from. So one of the common questions you get is, is a husband allowed to kiss his wife or vice versa? Can we, for example, hug one another, and so on
and so forth. Anything which arouses the desire, then it's something which should be left off in the state of fasting, it is something which is disliked, because it may lead to more than just a simple case, or a simple embrace. So if, for example, it doesn't need to arousal of desire. For example, a child hugging their parents, or, for example, two brothers, they meet one another or two sisters meet one another, and they embrace or they shake hands or something like this, then insha Allah, that's fine. But anything which leads to arousal is something which should, which we should avoid in the state of fasting. The second issue when it comes to food and drink, what is the criteria for
this because one of the most common questions that we get concerning Ramadan is can we use toothpaste? Can we use eyedrops? Can we get a vaccination whilst we're fasting? What about if you're a diabetic can you use insulin? The very simple criteria for this is that we need to be aware of food and drink, we need to be aware of two criteria. Number one is something which enters the body, it reaches the inside of your body. So it's not just something which is on the surface like a lotion or like a cream, but it enters into your body. And the second thing is that it gives you some type of sustenance, it nourishes you, if it if it meets these two criteria, then it will break your fast
and is not allowed in the state of fasting. So for example, toothpaste, toothpaste, even though he may enter into your mouth, it is entered into your body, nor does it nourish you. And so therefore toothpaste is allowed likewise, eyedrops ear drops, a person is asthmatic, they can use an inhaler. If you need to get a vaccination, even though when enters the body, it's not something which will provide nourishment, for example, someone needs to give blood and so they take blood out insha Allah also that is fine. However, if it is something like insulin which does nourish the body, and it gives it some type of sustenance, then this won't be allowed. And so for someone that needs constant
and regular incident, for example, they wouldn't be allowed to fast in the month of Ramadan, but rather, they would have to move on to the issue of expiation. What is expiation? This is also a very common question, when you speak about expiation, really, there are mainly three types of people. Number one, is the person who is ill, or they have an illness or they're traveling or for example, a woman is on her monthly cycle. All of these people are allowed to stop fasting. In fact, the one who is managed on her menstrual periods, it is not even allowed for her to fast, but the person who is traveling or sick, it is allowed for them to miss that they are fasting, what do they do what is
expiation? They make up another day after the month of Ramadan finishes. And so they just make up one day for every day that they missed in the month of Ramadan. That's the first one. The second type of explanation of for those people who can't fast at all, in the month of Ramadan, outside of the month of Ramadan, like for example, the elderly people who are really old, failed weak people who, for example, may have a permanent type of illness or disease. May Allah azza wa jal
See was from that these are types of people who aren't able to fast at any point during the year. So if the doctor says that they are unable to fast, then what do they do instead, they feed one poor person per day, one poor person for every single day that they miss and this is something which Allah refers to also in the Quran. The third category of expiation are is for the woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. And so the woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding, if she feels for herself, meaning that if she fasts, she will become weakened, he may, he may affect her pregnancy or for example, she is breastfeeding and she is unable to fast while she's breastfeeding, then for them
also they are allowed to miss that fast and to make it up later insha Allah after the the pregnant woman has given birth or the breastfeeding mother has stopped or finished breastfeeding. However, if for example, the mother feels that the child is the one that will be harmed not now herself, but the child will be the one that is harmed then some Spanish recommend an issue Allah it is the safer opinion that not only does she make up the fast, but she also feeds one per person per day. So if she feels harmful herself, she just makes up the fast but if it is harmful, the child that she feels not for herself, then she also makes up the fast but she feeds one poor person per day and
Mashallah, that is very sucks Sydney. The rulings of expiation. Jackman Lafave was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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