Philosophy of Fasting #15
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Assalamualaikum and a very warm welcome to the philosophy of fasting Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen mean, All praise is due to Allah, peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, the last prophet and messenger of Allah. As always, it's my pleasure to welcome Dr. Atul Milan, dad to the studio As Salam aleikum. Dr. Alikum sit down with the live market. Thanks so much for joining us again on studio. Well, Doctor, I guess today I want to talk about the philosophy of fasting on traveling. So what is the ruling on the traveling because we mentioned about the illnesses that people may face? Why they can't fast. So let's take today's episode and talk about traveling. Okay,
Bismillah salatu salam ala Rasulillah. As we said that there are some permanent illnesses or permanent excuses and there are temporary executors that can be seen as excuses for a person not too fast right.
Now the traveler has been given an excuse by Allah, Allah Allah not too fast right? You know Allah Allah Allah says in the Quran for mankind I'm in Cambodia one hour Allah Subhan de two min a yam in your heart the one who is sick
or Allah suffer means he's gonna suffer right then he can have the excuse not to fast and then he must make it up the two minute you have an AHA also, it has been confirmed in numerous Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam broke his fast in traveling Yes. And now the person who is traveling provided that travel is classified as a sufferer okay, because in English you know the word the travel refers to moving from one place to another. Exactly, yes. So I for example, I can say when I travel in London, yes, I travel in London, but if I travel in London, I do not have the execuse not too fast. Exactly. Okay, because that trouble is not a classified as this suffer. Uh
It's not classified as they suffer. That allows me not to fast okay. Okay, I hope that your point is clear. It's clear to I just want to pick up on that though because you know, just for my benefit and hopefully the viewers at home you're mentioning traveling from like, if you're in London to one part of London to West London or East London that is not classified as that allows me to break my fast Well, moving on forward let me ask you, would it not be fair to say why are you traveling unnecessarily in Ramadan? Would you not postpone your travels? For example, if you're getting from the UK to Pakistan or the UK to an Arab country, we should not postpone these.
Some scholars said that is better to avoid the traveling not because you are going to break your fast but it will disturb you. Right. Okay. It will disturb you. And some scholars said if a person is traveling for haram reason, he's not allowed to fast Yes. Okay. Because they said that Allah will give you this excuse. If you are involved in Halal activity. Allah will not give you this excuse if you are involved in Haram activities, right.
So they said they are not allowed. Those who are traveling to do haram things they are not allowed to break their fast. But generally speaking, we say that Allah, Allah Allah give the one who is traveling long distance, like what you say they from Pakistan to America, from Pakistan, to the UK and so on. Yes. Not too fast right to break their fast and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam used to break his fast in numerous occasions. Now the question is, what is better, to fast in Ramadan to fast during a trouble in Ramadan or to break
You will fast.
So if I am traveling, let's say from Egypt to the UK, right and I can fast
during Ramadan come fast it's not difficult. So what is better for me to break my fast or not to break? My fast? That's the question Doctor which we'll see. Generally speaking, both are allowed. And during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, some people used to travel with the prophesy. Selim the Companions used to travel with the Prophet SAW Selim and some of them use too fast, and some of them use not too fast right, those people do not condemn the first group and the other group would not condemn the first group I say, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, he in certain occasions, he fasted during the trouble and he was the only
one to travel along with Abdullah Abdullah one of the other companions and in other occasions when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam noticed that it is becoming difficult for people to fast and now he started to what he called for a glass of of milk and he drank it in front of everyone
while the people are looking in order to tell them that it is good not to break your fast if fast is becoming difficult for you during your journey. In the other Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was traveling with the companions and there were some fasting people and there were people who did not force
the people who are not fasting is starting to serve the other people who are fasting because the people who are fasting felt a bit tired trains low so the Prophet sallallahu sallam said they have been moved to Rome in the Middle Ages that then I'm fasting people got their reward today because of what because they were serving the fasting people. So generally speaking, both options are valid.
What is better, what is better it is is what is easier for you? What is more convenient for you? So if the journey is quite long and you need to maybe serve yourself support yourself serve others, then it's better not to fast I say however it if you want fast is okay. If the journey is a short journey, and you will be traveling some people travel first class, okay, flight, etc. They will not feel anything of course. Although it is okay for them not to break. It is although surely it is okay for them to break their fast but it's better for them not to break their fast why? Because they are observing fasting during the blessed month of Ramadan. And generally speaking, it is better to fast
in Ramadan rather than to make it up outside the month of Ramadan. I say because the month of Ramadan as we said before,
it is a selected period of time. This is the wisdom behind it. It is a selected period of time that Allah likes the time itself. Yes. So it's better to make your Ibadat more in the month of Ramadan definitely definitely doctor you know, I totally agree with you. So something that's very clear for us is Islam is very easy, and very logic and very, very, you know, Allah subhanaw taala is the Most Merciful. So it gives us this time to reflect and it's very important to make sure that we understand the reasons why yes, she you said that Allah is so merciful and Allah does not want to burden us you know in the area when Allah Allah Allah gave us the execuse not too fast if we are
traveling or, or sick. For mankind I'm in Cameroon, our other suffering to Mina Yemen, aha, after that Allah Allah Allah says, you read Allah who become a Lucero while wala you read you become a Allah desires ease for you, except Allah does not desire difficulty for you, of course, duck to moving on let's now move forward to Ramadan and the Quran because I know over the past few weeks we've been making this program and inshallah it benefits the viewers at home. I want to spend a little bit of time now talking about the Quran in Ramadan it's very special.
Yes, Subhan Allah Quran
is very special in Ramadan and Ramadan is the month of the Quran. You know, we have three, three verses in the Quran they're talking about Ramadan.
And the Quran. The first one is in surah
baqarah yes when Allah Allah Allah Allah says, Shall Hello Ramadan a lady on Zilla V hill or earn who? Who deadliness you have a united Minella with
the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed.
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in surah you know, in Surah tell others we all know the surah in Angelina who feel a little warmer the rock and Isla Laila to cut the requirement officials. We have revealed the Quran in the night off by others. Yes. Okay. So
Poron was revealed in the month of Ramadan. In fact, do you remember
where you mentioned Hadith Swathi Lebanon ASPA the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the scriptures of Ibrahim were revealed in the first night of Ramadan. Yes, the torah was revealed after six days of Ramadan or after six nights of Ramadan. And the injeel was revealed after 13 days of Ramadan. And this award was revealed after 18 days of Ramadan and the Quran was revealed in the 24th night of Ramadan. Okay, so or after 24 Nights.
Either 24th or 24 days of Ramadan. So, what does this mean? It means that Allah, Allah Allah, it chose the month of Ramadan to be what to be the month of his speech of his revelation, and to come to mankind of course. So Ramadan is special because Ramadan was honored by the revelation of the Quran Subhanallah and the night of power in particular is more special is the best of the best because Quran was revealed in particular in that night mashallah, thank you so much for that doctor. That's all we have time for right now. In this part, I guess we'll pick up on that after the break inshallah. Well, stay tuned we're just going to take a break assalamu Alikum welcome
Slowly coming up. Very welcome back to the philosophy of fasting. Doctor before the break, we were talking about basically the Ramadan on the Koran. I want to take this opportunity today to talk about you know, this part of the program it's parallel you've touched my heart and I hope you've touched the the the viewers hearts at home, to you know, encourage themselves to read the Quran. So what what is the Quran so special in Ramadan, you've mentioned the the part that the Quran was revealed during the month of Ramadan here, if you allow me just just one point about the relevance, the revelation of Quran in Ramadan, you know, because Allah Allah Allah Allah says Sharona Madonna
lady on Zilla feel oran and Allah Jalla wa Allah says in Nyanza la vie Leila Tim Mubarak and Allah, Allah Allah says in answer no fee later.
So the Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan, yes, what what does that mean? You know, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is good to give a bit of background about what's
going on is the speech of Allah, Allah Allah. So Allah, Allah spoke the Quran long time ago. And although the Quran is the exact speech of Allah, Allah had not changed at all at all. Not even a single letter. Yes, at all, Krishna. So Allah, Allah, Allah spoke the Quran long time ago. And Allah, Allah Allah wrote the whole Quran and Allah Allah Allah Allah kept that or under T wrote Jen lower Allah in the Preserved Tablet, fee Aloha my foot.
Then Allah, Allah Allah sent the preserved tab the Quran from the Preserved Tablet to the lower heaven in the night.
Okay, in the month of Ramadan, so this is the revelation of the Quran during the night of the huddle during the month of Ramadan. Okay, so this is the meaning of it. However,
Allah Jalla wa Ala is started to reveal the Quran
to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam again in the month of Ramadan. Okay, so sending the Quran from the Preserved Tablet above the seventh heaven to the lowest heaven, right took place in the month of Ramadan. Mashallah, then the start of revelation on Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was in the cave of Hira? Yes, it started as well in the month of Ramadan. So, both Okay. Both descent took place in the month of Ramadan. And when the Prophet sallallahu sallam was in Hara cave, he received the angel Jibreel and he told him Aquila, Accra, yes, okay. And the province is telling us to say or said, Matt, and we'll call it means I am
illiterate, I cannot read Zen Gibreel revealed to him their cover, this mural became the HELOC. holofoil insane. I mean, so this verse and this surah was revealed, according to many scholars in the month of Ramadan, and in particular, in Les little puddle, of course, there was I just want to pick up on a very quick point, you mentioned the word occur. So what does this word pacifically mean? Quran means read, write,
read, yes. So this is as they say, this is an encouragement for us to read, okay, okay, or to recite. Now, I don't want to get into the discussion that Quran wants. The Quran wants us to learn, and read, taken from this verse, of course, okay, I don't want to get into this discussion, because this verse might not lead to what people understood from it, which is reading and studying, of course, which might not refer to this. So I don't want to get into this because people would stop here thinking about it. We'd have too many emails Doctor regard here, because people normally refer that Islam is the religion of knowledge. Yes. And they say that the first verse to be revealed to
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam is read Yes, okay. But to read here has a little bit different to meaning. So so we have to be careful on in which context we exactly use it or we can use it. But my point is, that Allah, Allah Allah, on of the month of Ramadan by number of things, and the main thing is by sending his speech exactly to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So we have the best Prophet Muhammad Salah Lila says, the best of his speech, the Quran, and the best month is Ramadan. Yes, of course. And Quran is something special to Allah, Allah Allah. Yes, this is Quran.
And Allah honored the whole humanity by sending his speech, Allah, Allah Allah did not create Quran and send it to us. Because otherwise we will be dealing with a creation, exactly Allah revealed is poke the Quran. The Quran is the exact words that came from Allah, the exact words that came from Allah. Allah spoke Quran in reality, and the angel Jibreel heard the Quran from Allah directly. And then Gibreel send it to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam heard that directly from Gibreel. So Allah on earth, the whole humanity by his words, of course, and we should feel this honor by what first of all submitting to the Quran, reading the Quran, putting the Quran
into practice in everything in our life, and we will come to discuss what is our duty to example, but in this is the book that we are talking about.
And Allah, Allah, Allah honored the Quran in particular, in particular,
and singled it out out of the other revelations by protecting it and guarding it. Yes, so there is no
Other Revelation, there is no other book of Allah, although they are the books of Allah, the speech of Allah that has been preserved except the Quran, the Quran. Yes, so the Torah is the word of Allah. The Injeel is the word of Allah. Okay? The Torah is the exact word of Allah, the Indian is the exact word of Allah. Yes. However, Allah Jalla wa Ala, by allowed the rabbis and the monks to preserve them, yes. And he took upon himself to preserve the Quran. And that's why the Quran is preserved. But the Torah, the indeed, or all other books are not preserved. Yes. They seem to have changed over the centuries. I do know from past experience, doctor, that definitely the Bible, we
have so many versions of the Bible, you don't know what to believe or where it's coming from. Because in one verse mon chapter, it says something and then the next bible it say something else. Exactly. Yes. You know, the brother or the full Islam in from South Africa. Yes. He told me because he was a priest. Yes, he told me that there are more than 1000 Bibles.
And we have one Quran. There is a very amazing story about the preservation of the Quran. I don't think that we have time to discuss that story. But in sha Allah in the next episode, shall please remind me that you studied should be the first thing that is mentioned for sure Inshallah, but just see, we have to be careful. Bible is not the Torah. Exactly. Our Injeel is not the Torah. The Old Testament is not really the Injeel the Torah, the New Testament is not the NG the Torah is totally different from the Bible, that indeed is totally different from the Bible. Definitely. And Allah Allah, Allah, Allah revealed Torah and Allah, Allah Allah revealed another book called in G. Allah
Allah, Allah revealed Torah to Musa alayhis, Salam Allah, Allah, Allah and you revealed in jail to isa Alayhis Salam, they are considered to be the speech of Allah as the Quran is the speech of Allah. And we can swear by the Quran, and we can swear by that, indeed, we can swear by the Torah, we can say, by the Quran, well, Quran, what Kitab Allah, okay? And we can swear by that, indeed, and the Torah, but we cannot swear by the Bible. We cannot put our hand yes over the Bible. And this word, that's a question I was going to ask you. Why? Because in liability, and in and an Old Testament, and the New Testament, they are not the books of Allah. Yes. That was the one of the
questions I was going to ask you, doctor, because I do know and the court system in the UK, if you have to go to court for any reason, if you call for justice service or something like this, they say, you must put your hand on the book of the Bible and say I swear by this Bible, so that's clear that question up there, Doctor. let's very quickly round the program up today by saying the Quran was revealed after the 24th night of Ramadan as we found out, and it's the only book that's not been changed. And you're saying Allah Subhana Allah preserve this book for himself. So it has not been by himself by himself in Noona. Zina vichara. Well, we're in the hula Halophila once we have revealed
the dhikr and the vicar refers to either the Quran only or refers to Quran and Sunnah according to some other scholars. And Allah Allah, Allah says, We're enough, we are going to God to enter the hula however, we are going to God that we are going to protect it. So that's why the Quran from the time of the Prophet choice and until our time is protected and it has not been changed and if there is a change that will be identified and that is not the Quran and this will be inshallah Inshallah, the beginning of the coming. Thank you so much, doctor for joining us in the studio. That's all we have time for right now. Exactly.
Well, thanks, dear viewers for watching. Until next time, I'll leave you in the safe care of Allah assalamu Alikum welcome