Channel: Faith IQ
Is spending Ramadan watching movies or XBox or PS4 permissible? What are the ways in which one should ideally spend one’s Ramadan if one wants to exhibit piety and Taqwa? Is it not better to save ourselves from these unmeaningful tasks and indulge in acts of worship?
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi touches base on these important questions.
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I spend all day on Xbox and ps4 and blockbuster movies in Milan What should I do?
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the month of Ramadan is the month where we demonstrate to Allah, our righteousness, our pious side. Now, no doubt, Xbox and these types of things, they might be permissible but they're not the best way to spend the days of Ramadan. The days of Ramadan are meant to be days of worship and a bad they're meant to demonstrate your your piety and your taqwa and it is mentioned there are scholars of the past when Ramadan would come, they would shut off everything. In fact, sometimes businessmen would lock their businesses and just spend their entire days and nights with family and with Ramadan and in the masjid. So I understand that it's difficult
to to to cut away 100% try your best and if you cannot, then for sure, minimize and make sure that you are spending a healthy amount of time with the Quran. As long as you're showing Allah subhana wa tada that you're way above average, you're doing what you don't do it outside of the month, make sure that you prioritize the religion and prioritize the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you know, if it gets boring for you to do rituals all the time, why don't you find something that is permissible and there's not going to be any sin in it. So the problem with movies obviously, is that there's going to be things that are in there that are not appropriate. And that's just goes against
the purpose of Ramadan, spend family time, spend time with your siblings, with your family that's headed that's permissible. Speak with do things that will have no sin and in fact can become actions of worship that will be better for you. Be productive in Ramadan and establish a habit of virtue and of piety and work your way higher and higher. And if you fall into something of this nature, just ask Allah for forgiveness and do a little bit of extra caught on so that you show Allah subhana wa Tada. You're trying your best