Children’s Series – How Can Little Kids Fast?

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, my beloved children, I'm so excited to be talking to you today about the fast now, how can you fast when you're so young? If you're four years old, three years old, five years old? How are you going to manage the fast, you won't be able to manage it. And Allah knows that. So Allah says, it's not compulsory on you until you become an adult, when you're grown up, then you're going to have to fast. In the meantime, all you have to do is just get yourself used to it slowly but surely. So what should you do? Let me give you a few tips. Okay. So when your family gets up in the morning, for what is known as a hole, and some people call it the

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surgery, just before the event of fudger, they have a little meal, you get up with them, tell them please get me up, I want to get up and I want to have my soul. So panela. And then you can have that whole have something light, a little bit of water, perhaps some dates, I usually like to have a banana, maybe a little bit of oats, some yogurt, something healthy, some fruits, but not too much, not a heavy meal. And then when you hear the advent of 5g, you stop eating, Mashallah your fast has begun, and you make an intention, Oh Allah, I'm trying my best to fast I'm still a child. I know it's not compulsory for me, but I want to try. So then, say, for example, the alarm went off at five

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o'clock, you stopped eating at five o'clock, you're trying stretch it there after, after solid and fragile, you might want to sleep for a while. If you have school, you might want to get up after that for school. But remember, you're fasting. So you're going to go, you're not going to eat or drink. And if you're not feeling well, or if you get dizzy, or if you really feeling very hungry, you're allowed to eat at that point. So take it to the point where you then feel like you have to eat some of the children depending on your age, obviously, they last five whole hours. So for five hours, from five o'clock to 10 o'clock, they haven't eaten a thing, they didn't drink a thing.

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Subhan Allah amazing, that is very, very good. And then at 10 o'clock, they have a little snack, and they stopped to eat again, up to about three o'clock, and then three o'clock, they have a little snack again, maybe a little bit bigger, and then they stop eating until the fast opens again, at six o'clock, sometimes seven o'clock. If you're in a country, like where I am right now, in Africa, fast is not so long, it's only 13 hours. So it would be easier for you, you might just need one snack in the middle as a child, okay? Because it's not compulsory on you anyway, but we're trying our best and we're gonna get there. And then if you're in a country where it's very, very long, 20 hours, 18

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hours, it's not going to be so easy, but you can try and do your best. If you fasted from five o'clock to 10 o'clock today, tomorrow, make it five o'clock to 11 o'clock, the next day, maybe five o'clock to 1130 or 12 o'clock, and then five to one o'clock and just have a little lunch and go back, stop eating again. The idea is to get you used to it, will you be rewarded for it, obviously to try. It's not a proper fast of Ramadan that the adults do, but you're getting there, okay, maybe in the weekends, or when you don't have to go to school or if the fastest short sometime, you might be able to do the whole fast if you rest, and you take it easy, and you don't exert yourself too

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much for that for that particular date. You might be able to have a fast or to Subhanallah I know of some children as young as five and six who have fasted every single fast and they managed it. But don't worry, it's not compulsory, I have to make it clear to you that it's not compulsory at this point because you're just a child. So Allah says that it's only for the adults when it's compulsory. For those who are younger, you can start slowly but surely just like prayer, and just like on and I'm going to get to that in Sharla in a previous sorry in one of the episodes inshallah. So I want you to do myself a favor, do me a favor. If you're watching this on my official YouTube channel

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known as Mufti menk official, leave a comment at the bottom and I'll try to reply to you tell me how you're doing with your fast, how long you can fast in the day, how many times you had to have a snack, whether you've managed a full fast or not and how old you are. And if you fasted the whole of Ramadan the last time let me know you deserve a pat on the back. Mashallah.

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Mashallah Baraka so my beloved children, remember, were just going to try our best. And no matter how you've done, you've done well, you have done well because at this stage, like I said, you just have to get the hang of it to get used to it in sha Allah. And the idea is once you grow up, you're going to be fasting full time. And then even when it comes to the time, of if

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Make sure just before if you haven't eaten anything, and then when everyone else is breaking their fast you sit around and you break your fast with them you make you do. You do Salah to the mothership and you enjoy that iftaar just like everyone else and inshallah in that way you get used to the blessings of this beautiful month of Ramadan. May Allah make it easy for you. And not only am I praying for all our children out there, but I'm sure your parents your loved ones those you live with those around you will all be cheering you along. But if you're not well, I want to tell you something it's not a good idea to fast when you know you're not well, you know, you have a fever,

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you have a flu, maybe you're sick in one way or another, then don't fast because the prophets are seldom has taught that to the adults as well. It's a leeway from Allah subhanho wa Taala so what about the children? children? Don't worry, it's okay. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for you guys. And I'd like to hear from you. Joseph como la fere salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh