The Nature Of Fasting #8
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad - The Nature Of Fasting
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with our explanation of schauffele Islam even teen years book,
or the nature of fasting.
And in the last session, we covered
the third point.
And so basically,
it'd been Tamia mentions that there are some scholars who said that certain things break the fast,
alcohol that you put in your eye.
And certain treatments for certain open wounds
and injections, and so on and so forth.
So the sheriff mentioned
their justification for that. And he mentioned how they mainly rely on previous and so they don't have any
evidence from the Quran or from the Sunnah, stating that these things break the fast, no explicit statement from Allah or His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And so these colors had resorted to class. And we explained what he asked means, to us is a valid proof that is used in our Sharia, but it has certain conditions that must be fulfilled in order for it to be valid. And so the share what he what he is doing is he is refuting and critiquing this position held by these callers saying that these things break the fast. And he mentioned that their main
justification, and their main argument is yes.
And so they used certain
and said that, you know, these things are break the fast are no different than those things that break the fast. And so what the chef has been doing is point by point he has been refuting this justification that they used, that, you know, they have PRs on their site.
And so, in total, the chef mentioned six points. He mentioned six points,
critiquing that view. And so we covered three so far, and today Inshallah, we're going to cover the remaining three.
And so, the fourth point that Chef mentioned,
the fourth point that he mentioned, is that
that yes, is only valid and can only be used.
When you know, when you know
what there is, and we explained previously the meaning of it.
When it comes to class,
when it comes to class,
the most important pillar of class is figuring out what the healer is what is meant by Allah, Allah is the reason the reason for a particular ruling.
So, for example, and we mentioned this example previously, alcohol is haram. What is the reason for why it is haram? Because It intoxicates
and so you can use that reason for anything else.
For anything else that we have in our times where we don't
evidence from the Quran or from the sunnah to say that it is haram
but it resembles alcohol and it resembles that alcohol based on that reason. So, alcohol is haram because
it intoxicants, we have something today let's say drugs certain drugs, it is haram because of the same because of the same reason the same error I love. So, this we call the real law.
So, the sheer he saying that chaos is only valid, if we know that Allah the reason for a certain ruling
and that is
that is after we follow the process of elimination. So basically what the chef is saying here is that the scholars how do they figure out what the of a certain ruling is? What is the reason behind a certain ruling?
Either there's a an explicit statement so for example, Allah azza wa jal himself said that this is why this is haram
or the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that this is haram or this is it could be any of the rulings it can be haram it could be halal, that this thing is haram or Halol because of such and such, so this is an explicit statement proving that this is the idea.
But how about where we don't have an explicit statement.
This is where the scholars they use their HT had
they try their best to figure out what the hill is. And so, the sheriff says the way to do that is is by following the process of elimination.
So, you look at a certain ruling and
you look at
the descriptions of this ruling. So,
you know ABC, X, Y and Z
these are the possible these are the possible reasons for why that thing is haram or halal.
you follow the process of elimination you eliminate one by one to try to arrive at the closest
the strongest reason for why that thing is haram.
So, this says that
if we were to follow this process of elimination,
sometimes we may be left with more than one possibility of why something is wrong.
And so, we cannot take one and rule out the other
we cannot take one
and then rule out the other and say the other is not the reason for why this thing is haram or halal.
once you have mentioned this now, he mentioned
right after that he mentioned
So, let us look at our fasting.
Let us look at fasting and let us look at
it let us look at the things that break the fast. So you have eating, you have drinking, and you have sexual intercourse and you have
menstruation or the menses for women. These are the four things that we mentioned in the very beginning.
That are the four things that are unanimously agreed upon, that they break the fast everything else that the scholars may have mentioned, are not unanimously agreed upon.
so these are the things that break the fast.
And then we have a hadith
in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forbade the one who makes will do too
to take the water into his nose and sniff it deeply if he is fasting.
And that hadith we mentioned previously as well, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
barely who's in Estancia in takuna saw a
sniff deeply the water into your nose so that you rinse it properly.
Sniff it deeply except if you're fasting so if
you're fasting, don't sniff it deeply, but just like
and the reason for that is because water will end up going into your, into your throat and down into your stomach.
this hadith is what V scholars used as their main evidence
for why certain things they considered break the fast. They did PS on this hadith.
So they said, for example, alcohol that you put in your eyes, it breaks past certain treatments for certain open wounds.
If you were to apply that treatment,
it breaks a fast because that, you know that treatment that medicine, it penetrates and goes into the body.
So what did they use as their main evidence this hadith by Duke? Yes, the sheikh says will work? Yes, we'll dive. He says it is a weak Pierce.
And then he explains why.
And then he explains why.
And so he says
as we mentioned earlier, as we mentioned earlier, we have to look for the healer of the ruling of the hookah.
What is the what is the reason for why this particular thing in our Sharia is haram or is halal? Or is wajib obligatory why?
So these colors, these colors.
What they said is
the reason for why sniffing water deeply into the nose is prohibited
for the one who fasts is because something will end up going into into the brain.
That's what they said, they said this is the law. They said this is the reason for why it is not permissible for the fastest person to do that. And so anything that reaches the brain, then it breaks a fast just like anything that reaches a stomach.
And the same thing they said, they said the same thing applies to crucial that you put in your eyes, some of it goes through the eyes and into the brain.
And so the shares, he says that is not the reason for why it is not permissible to
sniff deeply. But rather than to hear.
The reason for why it is prohibited
water will go from the nose, into the throat and into the stomach. And then he adds, he adds that this water
when it reaches the stomach, it gives nourishment to the body.
And this is the key
in our discussion concerning things that break the fast
anything that enters your body and gives it nourishment, then that is what breaks the fast. And this is why this is why eating and drinking is forbidden
for the fasting person because it gives you nourishment, as the chef will explain.
that even if we didn't have this hadith
of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
even then it would be known
that the fasting person should not sniff deeply when he's performed well though, because if he does, that water will end up going into his stomach, even if we do not have this hadith.
Why? Because you don't want water going into your stomach. So that is the not as
the scholars said that you know it's going to reach the brain
so the shark says with regards to these things that they claimed break the fast
none of them none of them provide nourishment to the body.
None of them provide nourishment to the body, not alcohol that you use in your eyes, nor injections.
Whether it's an anal injection or any other kind of injection, nor treating wounds, open wounds, whether it's in the head or whether it's on the rest of the body. He says none of these things
provide nourishment to the body.
And he says as for
and this is where now the sheriff is going to talk about
the very nature of fasting. Why is it that eating and drinking was forbidden for the fasting person?
the hikma? What is the wisdom behind that? Allah subhanho wa Taala could have
made something else for us to stay away from
during the month of Ramadan, other than food and drink.
But specifically, he forbade food and drink.
Why and so now the show is going to talk about that.
Because this is directly related to
the proper, the proper reason for why
we're not allowed to sniff deeply and take water into our nose
when we are performing well.
And so the shift he says that Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran, cootie Valley como su yam Kamakoti, Valentina. Miam Corbally Kamala Khan, that taco, why was fasting prescribed? Because in order for us to attain taqwa, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said are so Madrona fasting is a guard, it is a protection.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the shaitan, AGM in Ebony Adam Majora Damn,
for what you call majority, he will do
drops. Also Liam said, that shape on runs in the son of Adam.
like blood runs in the veins.
And this is the proper this is this is the Hadith.
The second part that was mentioned here is not a part of the Hadith. And that is for what you call majority he will do away with freedom.
after the Prophet SAW, Selim said, you know shaitan runs in the son of Adam Lake, blood runs in our veins.
It is said that he said
you know, squeeze these veins.
Tighten them squeeze them,
by keeping yourself hungry with fasting.
This is not a part of the Hadith.
Nor can it even be found in any of the books of Hadith. And so as a scholar say that this is something that was added to the Hadith that is not a part of it.
But what is authentic is a prophet or Salam said that shaytaan runs, flows in the son of Adam,
how our blood flows in our body.
And now the sheriff explains, he says,
and so we are forbidden from eating.
For what purpose? Because it will help us to attain Taqwa.
As we he explains this what is the relationship between food and drink and taco, he explains, he says,
staying away from food and drink.
It causes our blood flow
to slow down
and it does not allow our body to produce as much new blood
our energy goes down
our bodily function it weakens
and this is this is meant this is this was done on
ropers Allah did this on purpose, why because
he, he flows within us like that just like, just like our blood, in the sense that when we have energy, that is when Trayvon comes to us,
and tells us to do this and to do that.
But when we don't have that energy,
then his influence over us also weakens.
It's all the shakes is.
This is because of nourishment that is provided to the body.
When nourishment is provided to the body,
the body produces blood.
And the blood starts to flow. And the person gains energy.
As opposed to these other things that the scholars mentioned, that break the fast like alcohol in the eyes, injections, treating certain wounds, open wounds, he said, even if something is going into the body,
it is not providing nourishment. And so it doesn't give the body that energy and that blood flow
that is going to help Shaitan to you know, come and
push a person to do evil.
And so based on this, we understand, based on this, we understand that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forbade the fasting person from
sniffing water into his nose deeply when he's performing, we'll do that the reason for that is
that you don't want water entering into your stomach
thereby giving you nourishment.
So, that is the
that is the reason for why
it is prohibited for the fasting person to do that.
the shift goes on to mention the fifth point.
So this was the fourth point, point number five.
textual evidence from the Quran from the Sunnah.
And also each man
the fasting person
must stay away from food from drink and from sexual intercourse.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, mentioning that same Hadith that shaitan
flows in the son of Adam, like
like how blood flows
and then he says
he says that
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said
he da da da Ramadan foot the hut Abu Abu Jana well holy a lot of webinars
also feed it a che RP
that when Ramadan starts,
the gates of gender are opened, the gates of hellfire are closed and the devils XIAO PING are locked up.
And then he says the same thing that we mentioned earlier that
when this happens
when the shayateen are locked up, and the gates of health Hellfire are closed.
This happens when the fasting person
you know he's staying away from
food and drink. And
this causes his body to weaken.
And when that happens, the heart
the spiritual heart then focuses its attention on what
on that which is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala doing good deeds.
Why because it doesn't have the energy to do bad deeds
and the influence of shaitan is not really that strong because the shayateen, the devils are locked up.
And all of this happens because the fasting person is not gaining any nourishment. And that is a key point here, the fasting person is not gaining any nourishment
as opposed to these other things that enter the body,
if they're entering the body and not provide nourishment, then it won't change the state of obedience that the fasting person is in.
And then he answers the question of okay, what if?
What if these things like alcohol that's used in the eyes? or
certain treatments for open wounds? What if they end up entering into the body through the blood vessels?
Through the veins?
Then, doesn't that enter into the veins and into the bloodstream? Therefore, you know, providing energy and nourishment? So the sheriff, he answers this question.
And so he says, No,
it's no different than rubbing oil on your skin. Yes, some of that oil will penetrate your skin and go into your body.
Even if it enters your bloodstream, it will not provide it nourishment.
And so he says
it's fine, if something enters the body, and even goes into the bloodstream.
There's nothing wrong with that.
But if it does not provide nourishment,
it if he does not give nourishment to the body,
then it doesn't matter.
And then he mentioned point number six, and this the last point that he mentioned,
and that is
there are certain things that the fasting person is permitted to, to do, like smell certain perfumes,
rub oil on his body.
And so he says
in the eyes, and, you know, certain treatments for open wounds, this is closer
to, you know, sense that a person smells and goes into his nose particles. And also,
you know, rubbing oil, it's closer to that which is permissible.
And it is not closer to,
to food and drink.
The point that a chef is making here is that these scholars who, you know, forbade these things. For the first thing person, they did it based on class, as we said,
they looked at the Hadith that we mentioned, about sniffing water.
And they said, this is similar.
And so the chef will say no,
it's not similar to that, but rather, it's similar to these other things that are permissible.
smelling certain things, Steam, even steam, you know, if you were in a steam room, yes, certain particles will enter into your nose and go go into your body but
it's not like so much that it'll it'll provide nourishment to your body. Likewise oil that you rub
it will penetrate and go into your body, but
it does not break your fast. Likewise, alcohol is saying that alcohol and these other things are closer in resemblance to these things.
And they should be made to resemble these things which are permissible for
the fasting person to use.
And then the chef mentions a very, very good point and that is
that even if
no, no, he's basically addressing this question of
of that which you may take in to your mouth.
And it does not provide nourishment. So now
they're asking, Okay, how about if you were to
if you were to eat, let's say,
or stones, it's going into, into your mouth and you're eating, you're swallowing, it goes into your stomach.
So they say this does not provide nourishment.
It does not provide nourishment.
But yet it breaks the fast.
So now the shift he addresses this, this note here that, or this objection, that you said, you know, only that which provides nourishment to the body breaks a fast.
But how will these things if you swallow it, it breaks a fast.
And this is agreed upon that basically, anything that you enter in through your mouth or your nose, and go it goes into your stomach, then it breaks up fast, regardless of what it is.
And so the short answer is this doubt, and this objection by saying that,
even if it enters into the stomach, and it's not providing nourishment,
it becomes dissolved in the stomach.
And something, even if it's a small amount, will go into your bloodstream and provide nourishment.
But it's a very,
it's a very small amount
because it was dissolved by the stomach,
it will go on to provide nourishment, but a deficient nourishment. Not a good, not a good perfect nourishment. And so, this is why this is why it is forbidden for the fasting person to enter to swallow anything, anything that goes into the stomach, regardless of what it is, whether it is nourishing or not. Whether it is something that provides nourishment or not, we don't look at whether it provides nourishment or not. If it is entering through the regular passageway which is the most where the norms why because of this reason that the field measures
and so he says this is no different than poison.
If a fasting person was to drink poison,
yes, it's not providing nourishment.
but it still breaks fast
or anything else he says he says anything else that a person
swallows that is harmful
is so big, so fast. And he says
because these things if they are harmful, if they are harmful and they are haram for us to take It's haram for a person to swallow poison while knowing that this is poison
because it's harmful to the body.
If this is haram outside of Ramadan when you're not fasting
and how well if you're fasting
he says this is the same like Xena
Xena is haram
inside Ramadan or outside of Ramadan.
So how about if it was inside of Ramadan
when it is not permissible for you to have Halal sexual relations with your wife.
So if that is forbidden in Ramadan, then how about Xena then it's even worse
so that is the analogy that the chef uses here
to basically say that
what enters your body through your mouth
if it is entering through your mouth and you know ending up in your stomach even if it is something harmful.
It is hot or
it is haram
Even if it is not something that provides nourishment.
And so, the conclusion that we come to the summary of everything that was mentioned here is that we basically have
two passageways, or we basically have the normal passageway to the stomach, which is the mouth and the nose, anything entering through these normal passageways
to the leading to the stomach,
it breaks a fast regardless of what it is,
regardless of what it is,
but anything entering from any other
point of the body
that is entering into the body.
We look at does that thing provide nourishment to the body or not?
Because there is no direct, there is no direct passageway to the stomach, from other than the mouth and the nose.
Yes, there may be certain ducts in the body,
certain small avenues that go from certain parts of the body to the stomach, but they are not direct. Such as you know, the eye. They say that there is a duct that goes and connects with the stomach.
you know, injections that you get IVs, or
muscular injections or any other kind of injection, anal injections, etc. But they're not direct. They're not direct. So this is where we look at does that thing provide nourishment to the body or not. So if it provides nourishment, such as in the case of
the IVs, that we have nowadays that take glucose
provide it to the body of the sick person who is not able to eat or drink,
then this breaks the fast without a doubt. This breaks the fast without adult because it is providing nourishment. And nourishment is a very thing that we don't need.
in order to attain that level of Taqwa in order to attain that level of Taqwa. And that's why the Scholars say that
hunger is the path that leads to Jannah.
That hunger is a path that leads to Jannah because it is a path that helps one to attain Taqwa. Because when you don't eat, or you eat very little,
you don't have that energy to be pushed to do that, which is haram. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advise
the youth to, to get married, if they're able to, and if they're not able to, then they should fast. Why did he mention fasting? Because fasting lowers your energy. And so you're not as keen on committing Zina, when you are in that state of fasting.
You know, when your body doesn't have that energy?
So this is what the chef mentioned here.
And then after that,
he mentioned another objection.
And this is where we'll stop in sha Allah, where basically,
the objection is, so how about sexual intercourse? So we've understood eating and drinking. It provides nourishment to the body that helps one or if a person wants to stay away from that from food and drink that helps want to attain Taqwa. But how about sexual intercourse? You know that what what is that? What is the relationship between that and fasting? So the Sheikh will answer this, this objection that is raised and we will, we will cover that in sha Allah Jota Allah. In the next session, we ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to accept from us all of our good deeds are fasting and all of our good deeds during this month, we ask Allah subhana wa Tada
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