Channel: Faith IQ
A questioner asks that she didn’t fast the day of Arafah because she had obligatory fasts to make up. Now her family says that it is a sign from Allah because Allah did not allow her to fast on Arafah. Is this at all true?
Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda answers.
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questioner asks, I did not fast study of auto FDA, because I thought that I had to make up my days from Ramadan. Before I could fast any voluntary days. Now my family says that this is a sign that I'm doing something wrong in my life, because a lot did not let me fast that day. Is this true?
We get these types of questions a lot. And every single time I get one of these questions, it absolutely just breaks my heart.
Let me answer the technical part first, and then I'll get to the human part of it. First and foremost, you do not have to make up all your fast from that Ramadan before you can go about and fasting any voluntary days, that is not a requirement. You have the right you can continue to make up your fast and pick up any optional fast and special days like autoflower, whatever, as they come along. That is completely fine. And okay, you can kind of switch them around, not to come to the human part of it.
There is nothing in our religion, nothing in the Quran, nothing in the Sunnah, that phrases or frames anything like that, that somehow somebody wasn't able to fasten a lot of I'm not even because of their laziness, not even because of their negligence, but because of sincere confusion, because they wanted to do right by their religion, and for to turn that to weaponize the religion and someone's spirituality against them, to try to tell them that this proves that you're a terrible human being. And God doesn't love you. And that's why this happened to you. It's just one of the most terrible things that happens in our communities, is one of the most disgusting thing that
happens in many families. And there's nothing that allows for this in our religion, in the rahmati was not good unless a God says My Mercy encompasses everything, everything, everyone, where do we get off? Same things like this, the man who killed the uncle of the prophets a lot, he seldom was forgiven.
And the list goes on and on and on. So I'm really not sure where we come up with these concepts from and where these ideas come from. But for anybody who's been told these things, when exposed to these ideas, been accused with this kind of stuff. Sincerely, my heart goes out to you. You know, may Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for you. And may Allah bless you, and May Allah forgive the people who say things like this, but we really really got to move away from these types of concepts, folks, we really got to you know, put these things away. They're very dangerous and they're very hurtful and our religion does not have room for them. May Allah subhanaw taala guide us all to the truth.
And may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to develop a sense of empathy and kindness and generosity and the practice of our Deen and religion does not come alone, Hayden said Mr. Lee Kum Rahmatullahi wa