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And I asked the last panel to Allah to guide me to say what is correct, and guide us to hear this speech and to follow the best of it.
So to start with praying
to Allah Subhana Allah, that he shall have what he saw in his family and his household with his mercy on an Oscar last to Allah to make his affair easy. And I know how interested he was,
in this particular debate, actually one of the people who initiated the idea and work in the early time and making this debate take place. I know also, he was very scared about debating us on the floor. And I hope this didn't cause any overwhelming stress caused illness, but
it his way out. And now maybe he can hear me and he's proved me wrong and come strong. But anyway, it's not about debating each other as even though I was preparing to pick on him, but at least I have shut up about it. So we will those who are interesting in debate, we should spice it up a little bit. With some of the issue. The point is,
explicitly, you know, I don't know, what's the answers for the question that my colleagues will have. But definitely, it's a good experience for all of us to see how the student of knowledge, they might have differences of opinions, how we look at things from different perspectives. And because we just a very small version of what the original Halo homerun law used to be.
Um, so that being said, we're very excited. Of course, the month of Ramadan is fast approaching, and we're all incredibly excited about it. It's something that we wait for the entire year. And we ask Eliza Jenna to allow us to experience and once again, a few days away, if you could just begin with a little bit of an introduction to the month of Ramadan, reminding us of its virtues as well as you know the greatness of the month.
If you allowed me to say something before I start about this issue, Mark. I also want to recognize something important, which has happened.
Today, it's all over the media and social media, which is the death of a great Muslim Atlantic,
Muhammad Ali is really a person that I grew up overseas hearing about him, see my parents, my father, kind of my older brother, in the middle of the night watching him. This is one of the first ambassador to America to where I lived in that part of the world overseas. And
I just want to say something about a client, that's okay, just for a few
seconds or a minute, which is
and the good things about
Mohamad replied that for us today that you represent someone who did not hide his identity, when it is not something very popular to show your identity.
Today, it's very hard for us to do so. So a lot of people just kind of hide out hide, or shy away from saying that they are Muslims. But one thing great about him, he never shied out to say, also, one thing I want to point out in his life, that he's a person who really had great principles. But not only that, he stood up for his principles. When you he knows that this is a word, which is not just unfair, I'm not going to be part of it, I'm not going to be part of it. He didn't just go with the norm, when he said that this is wrong, that the racial divide that how racially divided the country is and the racism that we have at that time.
As long as he stood up fast and strong against that, you know, he didn't just go with what the public is never afflicted by that. I was watching an interview for him when he was in England. And he didn't ever hesitant to step for a principal, but you believe that which is God? And he asked you in the audience, how many of you guys believe in God? And one, he asked what you will do when you retire? He said, I will prepare myself to meet my Lord, to pick up my God.
Seeing that, proudly, it is something should inspire our young brothers and sisters, to be also proud of their principal and district trustee. You remember the story when they tried to put his name on a star? The Hollywood street among What do you call that? Yeah, the star Hollywood Boulevard or? Yes. So when he tried to do that, he said, No, I'm not gonna put the protozoans name on the floor, people to step on. And he demanded to be behind the wall. You know, that's somebody who did not just go with the flow. Now he has principal who stood up for it, he has not shied away from saying it. And I say this because we need this study.
We need to understand this as a Muslim community, inspired by stories like this man was appointed to Allah forgive his son under
help and guide and support those who
had to fill in shoes, and it's a very big shoes to be built. What do you think about the notion of how luxurious how, how love?
Absolutely, it is, it is very, very clear sign that this person
has some something between him and the other that gave him
one of the reasons also materials reason that I'm going to require actually be considered him. I was doing an interview today, Houston Chronicle. And the reporter told me something interesting, he said, actually, try consider the first person who really are presenting the meaning of celebrity.
Like the concept of celebrity, he considered one of the earliest people who said that bar who represent concept,
America, so that's also given them a great deal of fame,
famous and accepted that he's a strong man,
by his punches his muscle, he's a strong man, because he's a strong physically and spiritually. He's a strong leader for his for the principal, but you leave. He did not give up for the pressure around. And that's what's really made him loved and respected by most of the people.
For sure, sure. I mean, that's, that's really what made him special and unique. There are a lot of great athletes that have come and gone but what made him stand above all of the rest of it, what he did inside the input, the stances that he took outside of it. Exactly fed him Elijah would have mercy on him.
You know, we had a debate earlier about this issue. I think that's
right. Yes, sir. But that's that's an off camera debate.
Okay, I saw your question about trauma bond and you know, I'm not gonna just repeat the thing that all of you hear about the Burgess from Yvonne and how it's very special, but make it a very special
bond for us. And it is the month that the last mother have prescribed upon us to fast quotevalet Kumasi mo can equity the anonymity and and political freedom then he said shall Ramadan and abuse and abuse mentioned Mashallah for your son. So he chose the month of Ramadan for us to to fast even though it is basically
there's 12 months in the year but a lot chosen this month in particular for us to fast
And he for wisdom because Allah knows the best because it's as he created the location to indicate that he could equal rent. And from the time he chose certain terms to be very special, and Rwanda is one of them.
And he choose the most special act of worship which is fasting and fasting in itself great octopus worship as a movies also limited, highly criticized equal mother salt that you know that
you must indicate that there is nothing similar to fasting, the reward of it or the last panel
in the menu of Assad, Luna john, give a shout out the rope during work or Sadhguru have no limited if you look at the books and see if you'll find me said in them a lot for slightly more, I don't give the patient one are that costume.
this is make this very special and historically speaking, but I'm above and beyond all is a very special month. You know, great things happen in my life, not only a universal changes, but also the humanities. And this is I think the most important change that can happen to them avant is the change that's happening to you. During the month of October. In the month of Ramadan. It's been said that Jesus was risen to the heavens. In the month of Ramadan. Moosa died in the month of Ramadan.
So that was giving up on Khadija cheney died in the month of Ramadan better place.
Mecca took place that digging up 100 took place, the destroyer of snap in Mecca place, you know,
you know many things happen during the month of Ramadan. And each one of these incident Muslims arrived to the shore of Dallas in Ramadan, arrived to Sudan. So that, you know, arrived to Sudan and Ramadan
be and know that I think it was at 100.
You know, so I can go on on the long list, you know,
countries even established of them Obama.
So many things happen, that I'm abundant, create a lot of changes in the world, often is what change is going to happen to me. Beside the change of mind, sleeping habits or eating habits. It's a change of my character. That's why maybe some a lot is Southern said met them near the other story when I'm at a bit it's kind of hard to tell.
who show up. If you do not stop saying and doing what is he with his fists what is wrong.
There is no point from you leaving your food and drink. Almost McCullough is not interested in changing your eating habits are not interested in you changing your character or changing your relationship with a lot. And changing your relationship with the people that you deal with. Something will inspire us to look at trauma bond from that lens and to focus it on demand from this perspective. And this allows us to align and care for it. And even just outside the realm of you know, Sharia law, as you said, it can also happen upon it used to cost a lot and
and to the extent we might say you never breakfast.
What kind of some of them never fasted a whole entire month, except the month of Ramadan. That anisopliae said nothing to him for an hour maybe or some of
them. A couple saw him in India with it to go slightly
but to feel an ijebu
When I'm in a lady model, who in the party, and Allison, remember the prophets of Allah is saying to us this beautiful description and this body of Muslim, there is not a single day, I thought in my head that I wish to see the person on fasting, unless I thought unless I found the fossils on the person that day. And there is not a day I was hoping that the person will not be fasting. And what I found the process of not trusting that day, and not a single night that I can think of or a time in the night that I would love to see the process of them praying unless I thought that night or during that time.
I said his servants continues to follow me you
know, I hope that this is what inspired us also to change our relationship with fasting. We make the commitment that fasting will became part of our habits, if you can offer
him that that's what I have and
if there is anything else I really would like
you know, there's a lot of things I can't I can think of, but
if examples of how people are pushing it past them, and they know how valuable they are.
And I will give an example of a male and a female scholars, the female one, see that the piece is
from the prophets, Allah, sometimes a family, and this woman,
come on her life story is amazing. And I advise you to look at her
story of her life story, a single if you're single born, who died in Egypt, or unhappy.
When she was dying, she wasn't in the ship, and she was very sick, and they offer her food. Then she said, No, for the last 14 years, I've been feeding this day to end my mind while I'm fasting in my life,
and she died before.
She was hoping that Allah seal her lead with fasting because she knows how important those are. And she not only given her life, why she's trusted, she was actually also reading. And she was reading consultant, and for our last panel to how to fully manifest on Earth, you're holding the catamaran and
everything that happened. Austin
was, if everything in the heavens and up belonged to a loss of honor, prescribed upon upon himself, that he mercy He prescribed upon himself, mercy, then she died.
And the other example of
this is a student of ours as you consider him like assumptions used to see in the community
that he loved her so much that he called his favorite, his older eyes, and she used to be his favorite daughter, his favorite child, when she was dying, he also was really sick. And he was faster
to convince him to take medicine and to drink to make the few of us now. And he told her I know why, because you're here to convince me to break my fast. I never disobeyed you ever. Anything you ask for me, I
can imagine that there wouldn't.
He approached me and she said, Father, I only want you to break your fast and to drink water. I want to live public, I want to make it easier.
Then he told her kind of a lot he and I shall not have to endure
What I said
the only reason I'm fasting today because I want to make it easier on myself. But not today. I want to make it easy for yourself in a day, which is 50,000 years long.
So I hope that this statement
this stories will make us feel great about that almost kind of insha Allah will enable us to to do during the month of Ramadan. Thank him a lot for that. A lot of Millikan, ham, whatever from all of us that you were able to trust your law. We thank you for all the indeed that we have trusted during the previous years. And we sincerely So allow us to make this commitment on the best of our ever around to all of us. And let's start
with a question.
That was beautiful. And asked a lot
from us, this upcoming Ramadan.
And I was to experience this shift. So we're gonna jump right into the questions that we had originally prepared for, shall we so
we've decided to we've done is we basically split them between yourself and Chagas hobby. And so let's jump right into it. The first question, and it's befitting that it'd be the first question is, at what age does fasting become obligatory for boys and girls?
At what age fasting is obligatory upon girls and boys, the fasting prescribed upon the Muslim who reached the age of puberty, and the age of puberty is different from one person to another. There is a science for that age, or reaching that level of your life, which is you became islamically technically and surely as an adult.
And this is defined by certain signs and by age, according to some scholars, and this age is it
issue of debate between the Muslim scholars. But these signs for women the most clear sign that she had she reached that she will start her menses. So some ladies might start their menses when they are 10 years old, 11 years old, 13 years old. So she's talked to her mentors, that means the fasting is obligatory on Earth, as well as reaching the rules in Islam.
And one of the sign they're reaching the age of puberty, but the voice is basically the ability to produce many sperm and this is can be noticed jewelry with known as would be stemming out
or if it happened in any other way. So, the person has that ability that needs to be reached the boy reached the age of puberty
and there is other signs and some of them are not agreed upon, like the growth of the pubic hair area is not something the emotional block agreed upon with many scholars will sign
many of the shocker.
resolved, Americans will not consider this as a sign of the happiness and some of the 90 to consider it as a sign of future.
As long as the age, the age, the chapter is on the handle is that they will consider 15 is the age at the age of puberty. While the Hannity's and nomadic ease, we will not consider that he will go all the way to 17 and 18. For the boy or the girl, that there is more into this, there's more debate about between the scars on this, but the age old, none of the signs appear. And by the way, physical signs like the changing of the boys or growing an armpit hair or soft hair around in the pubic area. This is not a sign of breaching the pubic islamically no scar or concern is a sign of reaching the age of puberty.
But the two signs I mentioned are the most clear one that you should be calling
Rachael Fisher, he just mentioned a number of things. So
15 according to Hannibal and 17, according to said, The shabby and the mightier than the American Hannity's in America, this is none of the signs have appeared. Yes, absolutely. Right. So can you just just to make it clear, you just list the science.
Okay, so the signs for reaching the age of puberty
if the woman ministry, okay, you said,
football gets pregnant, I think that's too late.
But that's how they put it. They said, what I shot we're starting already.
it's kind of a
weird dream, having a width dream that's producing the many in the case, regardless how it happened.
So first and producing many sperm, like for the boy, that will be a sign of reaching the age of puberty. So these are the sons with an aroma agreed upon. And there's other signs, there's a debate between the scholars over number one is the age 15 is considered the age or not.
So according to the handle, and the shocker, many of them
have you considered with Dean is the age of reaching the age of puberty, because it may be some allow some of the rejected
the boys who are 14 years old to join the army, and he evolved in the age of 15. So this is that's considered a sign of reaching puberty, but the shafia and others and the other
No, no, that's maybe of taking him enlisted in the army at that time, because culturally at that time, 15 consider like a young man or a person who can be listed in the army is not sign up. It doesn't give us indication of reaching the age of puberty. And then you have also the pubic hair area, the growth of NBC has to be thick cross
cross, thick and thick. So the synthesis has to be a condition
to be considered a site and this according to Hannah Bella as well, but other elements and know that there's no such clear evidence and maybe some of them may be treated some people
A mature when they have this sign, and
it's a particular incident, you cannot generalize rule from it. So they came up with the idea of 18 and 1717. For the girls because she mature earlier on by the end of 17. And beginning of 18, the boy consider the basis on a statement from knob bass or the Wah, wah.
Anyway, so that's that's the area of debate. And the first one is the area of agreement.
Lack of affection. So what advice do you have for parents, for example, whose children haven't reached the age of puberty? But you know, they're 10 years old, nine years old?
Do they start them fasting? Now, some of them have, you know, they even as young as six, start to get them fasting half days. What would you advice?
My advice to the parents is to teach your children about fasting, as early as seven years old, and even younger. And some of the other men said, it should be treated like muslimah. So we order them to fast age seven, and we make more emphasis on art on the age of 10. And they said, because that's where the people the person responsible for
and from this little dilemma said that
I will go into the shop area, and official Buhari, and others inhabitable Vietnam tomorrow with that she she said that we used to
teach our children to fast. But by the way, this past thing was related to actual art. So it's one day not like a whole month, an actual because it was obligatory in the beginning, used to encourage them to fast, and they will bring toys for them to play with it in the back of the mustard until that either called so they will break the trust after that.
So from this, you see, these are very young kid that plays them with dolls and toys, and make them busy until the time of the
call. But in this case, you have to watch out if you Tao can take faster because in some certain parts of the work so that especially in the western atmosphere, fasting can be very long days during the summer, make sure that your son is not he hydrated, make sure that you watch him carefully. So you will not cause any harm to your son or your daughter.
Otherwise, you can teach them to pass half a day and maybe the next day, more hours. And that's what I do personally with my children. You know, and now Mashallah, last year, my kids who are like 10 years old,
I would say 95% of them, alarmism contrast, the old
age seven and eight.
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And for everyone who's joining in live now feel free to share and tweet out hashtag urban debates. Share your gems, as well as letting people know about this event that's happening live. Jeff, that question leads to our next question, which is under what health conditions is someone allowed to not fat so we're not talking about children fasting and not fasting, but we're talking about adults here who are going to feed
At what point will their health if it will pick, it will pose a danger to his or her health condition. And that person skipped the fasting and provide a forum for next week explanation? A very common question, I just want something about the previous one about the children, just to make sure we understand that fasting is not obligatory on kids until they reach the age of 50.
Don't ever treat it like something larger than we make them.
Sometimes, like when they can feel so bad that they're no faster and make them kind of feel negative or being in a very negative about it or even
who might use even means that they're not correct. And that will cause damage. People hate Islam at fasting because how
pushy their parents were. So just to keep that in mind. There's not the logic upon
ask for a sickness. Okay, and allow him on the law and debate over this issue. Because as we'll we'll know, last time I said, I'm the kind of new comedian and I suffer it to me young and if you're sick or traveling, you have the permissibility to make it up in other days. So And here what how would you find sickness? How can we define sickness and in the form of diet and the vast majority of the Muslim jurors said that you
That the sickness that is concerned, is recognizing Shinya as a reason for you to break your fast is wonderful. Number one, that by fasting that day, that will increase the sickness. So it will calm your sickness to be worse, okay? or delay your healing. So let's say I did a surgery on my shoulder, you know, and if I don't take the medicine, I don't think these painkillers, it will delay the healing of my arm or my injury. And also, if this is what can cause a great deal of machaca great deal of hardship, like, you know, it is very painful, it's a, it's a bone to broken bone, I need my or have a slip desk, and I have very bad pain, and I need my medication. For instance,
I'm been treated in the night and have very severe pain in the morning, because of chemotherapy in the night or something like, you know, chemotherapy
during the day as well. So I have very severe pain, and I need to take the medication to control that pain, for example, or it's going to cause me to be extremely dehydrated, the medicine I take the hydrate me and I'll be extremely dehydrated, and it will be great deal of harm for me and hardship. In this case, you see you're allowed to break your back. One more thing I want to add to this, which is very important, is all the people asked about the what f and I think one of the questions maybe saw in relation to this. What if it's not gonna, now I'm fine. But if I didn't take the medicine, maybe it will cause problem in the future. So yeah, stop that will cause a problem to
me. Okay, Nick, yuck Shaka Zulu mouth. So I'm not sick now. But if I stop, it might affect me. You know, if I did not take my medication, and I have
blood pressure, or I'm a diabetic, I'm afraid that this is will rise, my sugar rise, my blood pressure can cause it's not happening now. It might lead to murder. This is the case and your surgeon most likely to happen. You'd have to build a model. We'll take the same ruling as if you're sick. And if Hashimoto
mentioned that, across the board, no doubt about him, Omar said was an Nvidia shot a lot of this cm who are coming many, the strong opinion that the person who was worried that he might be sick because of fasting won't be treated like a sick person. Same thing and no Rahim Allah as well mentioned in his book, I learned more. So that's the vast majority of the Muslim scholars. But you have one trend among the scholars, especially in the early time in history, enough between the map among the Tibetans and some of them. They said no, and the bahariya they said no, I was paradata said that men kind of include
many of us, anyone if you are sick, and a lot did not define sickness. So anything considered sickness, it is it permissible for you to break your past, even if it is as much as severe migraine.
They said that will be permissible, you know, a brief
walk into Mohammed and Syrians room. And he was eating during Ramadan, the data
to know who was Muhammad and city.
And when you finish that nobody told him you're not trusting today. He said yes, I'm not. He said, What's wrong with you? He said, when you What is your sickness or illness? How does he have he?
He said I have pain. Yeah. And he a strong pain in my or a pain in my finger. That hurt. And in terms of I blog about him a whole lot. It had a light sickness and that's how the generation goes
in Ramadan. So what happened though, how he visited and look at the size of this color. Okay, he said, I've talked about in that did you break your festival down? He said yes I did. Then how concert, Kashi to uncover tabula rasa. I was worried that you will feel hesitant or weak to take their permission but
it's very interesting how and I can go on there is like
A mini example like that is enjoyed also said that, but I want to say that this opinion even though it exists, or not, but
this is a politically chose this and they look at the See, and if interested more you can look at it. And john, come on. But what I want to say little for a little while, like in no way and so many scholars, even though
later on, they rejected that and
and what is amazing that later on no one adopt this kind of approach. And they said no, it has to be as severe sickness, it has to be a strong sickness. And, well, the reason that we said he said
the unhardened a little bit
because the ruling of breaking fast for sickness, that is the reason behind it is the illusion, which is an artifact of it, that breaking the fast wall, make it easy on him. But if he has a little bit of headache, he is not gonna break his fast, you know, it's not gonna, it's not gonna make a big difference in there is no a severe mashup, there is no hardship to make it easy to very light hardship as if it does nothing. You know, otherwise, everybody has a headache, everybody, because of the month caffeine that we take every day, more light. So if we opened that door could became a problematic, you know, like cold and stuff like that stuff, consider a sinus allergy, unless you
reach to a level, which is silly. But why I even bothered, you guys by mentioning just hit up this op, because I want to say I don't reject these innovations.
I want to say that people have to be answered and handled before the incident anywhere else. So if someone let's say have a song.
And really it caused a deal of like, hardship, maybe for me, it's not a big deal. But for that person is, you know, and he broke his promise, I will not tell you off Gossip, I'm your boss. And so you know what I connected later on, and
I want this to make it this a little bit take it as a few people eating each other up can be very harsh.
The question is, if someone comes to you and asks, hey, should I break my fast? I have sinus problem. Allergies isn't?
Very good. First of all, we are we say that this allergy problems, that what how? How breaking the fastball affect you or how not?
how fast it would affect? If we see that this is
a deal of mash up, do you look very hard on him. But it was gonna ya know, if I do that I'm not going to be able to play my go out in the in the backyard, you know, I will be sneezing a little bit, obviously is more, you know, that's not a reason to pick your house. But if your allergy will reach the level that completely, you know, make you unable to function in your life.
Severe allergy, we said no, in this case, the medication and maybe we can look for other options, and that's where the doctor comes. So the one would be fine. If this is a life threatening, this is what caused the sickness to increase will cause another sickness to appear, who make that call are the specialists, the doctors and the doctors. It should be a consultant. And you know what I mentioned another issue and I've even asked about it, but it's important to be mentioned
which is commonly in the books of commonly said by the Muslim scholars, you should ask a Muslim doctor. Okay. And this has been like always the
the stance of Muslim Dr. Muslim doctor. First of all, you have to ask a Muslim doctor that you trust his religious Deen and his number, a specialist. So if you have something that has like allergy and you go ask a physical therapist,
you need someone who's specialized in this area number two, I personally have been because even some Muslims, they have no respect for me. I have no respect for the ruling of Islam or Sharia.
And I would say even non Muslim you can ask even non Muslim can make that call for you. And this is the strongest opinion among the top. And this is one liberation from an international Rahim Allah Khan.
It's the duration that chosen by the two grilled chicken the hamburger without the
no matter what emerged a descent out of the bar cat
Jamia Roma. And also it is an opinion among them alakea and among teachers should never mama did the same thing the middle Muslim doctor can be consulted, if you trust him. And this also the choice of the year that Nithya Ma and the base this on
that the fact that in the B cell Eliza hired underlie.
It didn't write it in, in his job. And he said, What Karen had the reader needs to know his way and very smart person. So if you know someone and pay him or him online, but that is alive, he comment in the story. And he said, one of the lessons that you can have or hire, or you can refer to a doctor who's a non Muslim, and use a hassle to calculate do math for you, or right for you, as a Muslim. So in any area and use these areas, you can seek the help and advice from a Muslim.
And if you do that, I'll say make sure that you explain to the doctor, what testing is, make sure that this doctor is none Muslim, also value religion, as someone who would expect you to live in and this is very common here in America, than doctors who are in the Western Hemisphere in general, that there is a code of ethics and they go
and they will speak. And even if we look at our history, we'll see many of the scholars used to have doctors, a lot of Muslims, you know,
for instance, see piano, the greatest amount of it's done, you know, when he was sick, he took his urine, the doctor to look at it, and to kind of analyzed it, which is interesting integration, to see what kind of seconds that
he took kind of in and out of boom, life
does occur. This is a urine of someone who is alive like in Harvard, Washington.
And he said this, this how their urine looked kinda NaVi in the hope, this person, a lot of fear. And it's, it's a it's sort of psychological,
but also a middle of your human life that you said he was visiting. And I saw a doctor who's a Christian, leaving a Muslim, and with him approves those kind of surprised what the doctor the priest doing it. And
he said, he said, he only he asked me if the priest can come and visit. And this is in Sierra Nevada, and the previous one as well, in the books on the iPad. So my point is using a minimalism binder is also a very common thing, you will find it in the history.
No lack of a fit. So that leads us very well to our next question, actually.
We're talking about the shotgun, we're talking about hardship. And we do have a lot of questions. So if you could give us
your response to the question of exams. So here we have, we're not having physical hardship, we have hardship with regards to our careers or our future, people have
big moments at work during the month of Ramadan that they have to prepare for, for students who had exams, however severe they are that they have to prepare for during the month of Ramadan. At what point does that type of hardship become a, an excuse to break the fast if it ever becomes an excuse?
Okay, I think I sold those on the low side is about someone said that their voice 13 years old or something like that, yes. The first author can be avoided at the age of puberty or not. So I didn't know. But if he if passing is obligatory on that board.
There's no doubt that taking an exam is not an excuse for that person to break their promise. There is no I would assume
different opinions about
the rest of their life, isn't it based on this exam? That if we say that Lisa, when the person
do their first of all sign that they're all life depends on this exam, and he will do bad because he's fasting? There is I don't think there's any scientific proof behind them. Okay, that it will really cause the person to lose his future because of a lot of exaggeration. What I'm worried about, that what we are with the message that we try to send to our children that devalue the media over the beat
I'm very worried about this kind of upbringing, that you know what, for the dounia, I can sacrifi an obligatory like, this is one of a kind of it's not, the fasting is a very valuable thing, we should not even think about it the small thing or undermine the importance of it. And I'm also suggesting that this is what the question is about. But I just want us to, to remember this and to keep that in our mind.
So we should tell our children and my kids and every parents, I know, our kids go take exams while they're fasting. You know, and even when we volunteer, volunteer fast, and this summer days, with fasting those 1011 hours, but still, we managed to do well enough to get A's in their exams. It just graduated.
hearing me out.
But a you know, so I know that from firsthand. But let's say that as a case, a kid who really if he's fast, it won't be dizzy will faint, it cannot handle it. So we say this case, you're allowed to break your promise,
you know, I will be completely useless, and I will be very sick and will not be able to function. And in this case, what promote what allowed us to tell him break your Frost is not the exam. It's the sickness. I think, if someone told me, I'm a construction worker, you know, if I don't work, I'll get fired or get fired. I'm not going to be able to. We said hey, you go out of your house. And when you work, I mean became so hot. On You know, you see the signs of being dehydrated, get affective breaker for us. But we say no, if your oatmeal and coffee before you get hit on the road, That's not right. But we say go and then store. And if you see that sickness will be the reason for
you to break your arms.
So it's the fear of dehydration or the female dehydration that allows you to break the fact, I don't think dehydration is a reason. Dehydration is not a sickness, it's what dehydration can cause and people are different. And
I get dehydrated Ramadan doesn't mean I break my heart, but different types of different reactions.
Meaning the fainting that comes with it or that type of collapsing, whatever the case is, he can break this cross ever. Whenever you feel these songs and see the song.
We didn't need to be faint. Give them more
awesome luck, Alicia, very, very precise and well balanced.
Answer What about chef the person so we've gone past the person who fears that they whether or not they can break the fast or whether they can't This is someone who knows that they can't break the fast or that they cannot fast someone who sickness someone undergoing cancer treatment This is the question I received for someone undergoing cancer treatment. I know he cannot fast and he has to feed a meal to a poor person for every mistake in the scheme. Can all of the meals be fed to 29 to 30 people in one day during the first week of Ramadan? Or does it have to be done one per day
this issue the majority of the people ha for him a little while to Allah said that you can give the whole entire
to follow the 31
to one person you can give it to do it in one day. And you can delay it you can distribute it over multiple days multiple people you know, honestly a lot of time he made a food cooked food and he invited poor people on to eat from it and we consider that the one that you have to invite for people who cannot do it foreign ministers is the must have not only for people
even though the majority of the purpleheart they have a reservation over this methodology which is making a food and providing the product in a cooked food. The many of them didn't like that idea. They said you should give the choice to the poor person. Whatever What if he doesn't like the cook this way? What if it like if more spicy, you know what if he doesn't like spicy food, though he said he kind of enforced something for the poor and the Hanafi have a different position. The heavier him I now agree that you can do it in one day or multiple days. But now they have a an opinion in regard to giving the 30 million for example to one person. You said if you do that this whole are 13 years
or consider one to fall and you have to do the rest
And they have their you know their justification for that because by giving him all this taking on the description of the appeal
but the vast majority of the providers wouldn't agree with him on this at all and I think the to hold the majority of the scholars post on this have a stronger argument
want to welcome
you and see you everybody seeing you
know, we often share Yeah, somebody said Michael shut acid.
Welcome, welcome to Ramadan debates. I want to just introductory Safadi very quickly. He's the Dean of Academic Affairs at a moment of Institute, and one of the few people by combining the traditional Eastern Islamic seminary education with the Western academic training of the study have established some of his credentials. Dr. yasir. Qadhi holds a BA from the College of Health, I don't need to do this. One. Don't share some of some of our viewers actually, may be unfamiliar with you. So really quickly just completed an MA in Islamic theology from the College of Dawa and then completed a PhD in religious studies from Yale University. Welcome back to as a public welcomes duckula here for
having an hamdulillah. I'm going to not so the way that we'll be moving forward, we're still tackling some of Chablis. He says questions, and we've already informed everyone that he won't be able to participate, unfortunately, and that we've divided up to the questions between both of you. And each instructor will be giving their take on questions and then we'll follow up until the data if the other instructor has a different take, and maybe even get to a little bit of juicy conversation between both of you.
Do you have a different take than what ship? What do you just mentioned with regards to the ability to to for flexibility rather than paying
expirations for the month of Ramadan feeding the needy person? And you can do it in any way, whether it's broken up over the days or whether it's all combined at the beginning. No one showed us the there's no evidence to suggest that there's a particular method. So which is what he said is the majority position and we don't want to make Islam more difficult than need be. So sorry. There's no debate on that issue.
Excellent. Okay, great. Moving forward. shepherded. Our next question is Is it okay to eat your meal before pray? Or is this considered delaying the prayer for a non valid reason? Now here the question isn't talking about its thought, but it's talking about how people sometimes instead of just breaking their fast, they'll actually have the full meal before them of the prayer. So here it says my family eats before they pray, and I don't want to be the only one to leave the table and pray alone. Is that something that you deem Okay, or is it an issue?
You mean, motherfucker. That's right. Out of breath. Okay, so the people in the habit of taking the whole, you know, seven course by guests and right before sell off. Would that be okay? It is okay, as long as the primitive on time. So as long as the issue time didn't start there, I'm fine with them to pray after the eat if they desire for food. Because maybe some allow some pug demo. Alicia had a mother that said he Bahati. He said, Pray eat your dinner before mother's prayer?
No, not today when I shot a shot law article last one this summer. I don't know any authentic narration said before Asia. And even if there is it means the Asiatic virtual model of animation. So it is because I used to eat the food before, not before.
So here outside that and also the general rule that the person
will not eat, do not pray while he's designing the food. So this is really the case. We say you can eat them can pray as long as they pray on time.
But what I have seen most of the Muslim do in many places that they start with something light and divide the meal. Even in some culture, we don't eat our meal until the cradle away. And maybe there's going to be very hard in our time today. To have a good night.
So that's won't be my advice. And I will recommend for people to be very careful how we filled our stomachs.
During the month of Ramadan is not a month to gain weight. It's to get a
lot of luck with it. But yes, I do have a different take on that.
No, it's pretty straightforward and
only the sharper is as you should be. We're only
The shocker heads have a motive to be extra strict and timing the other three without having said that motive can be prayed anytime from the beginning to the end. So because of that there's no problem at all to delay motive to before the time of Russia without it.
Our next question for you is
if someone were to provide
you what kind of squat that's the question that you're looking at.
No, no, I'm coming back. So the next question is from a person in Oregon, who says
during Ramadan Modi will be around 9pm ish at 11 and fed at 330. My son is almost 13 in seventh grade and practices soccer. School finished to a middle Ramadan, fasted all Ramadan last year and is planning to do the same this year and he also used to pay for almost automobile in domestic but last year Ramadan was in the summer vacation. Here's the question, can he create the law we have home before at a time