Channel: Zakir Naik
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Welcome to The series premiered on a date with Dr. Zakir I'm your host use of chambers and today we will be discussing the objectives of fasting. Salam Alikum Dr. Zakir Bala Salaam rahmatullah wa barakato. The objectives of fasting is the topic today, and I'd like to begin by asking you exactly what are the main objectives of fasting
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There are many objectives of fasting. I'll just list them in month. Number one is seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. Number two is
to obtain taqwa, to acquire taqwa, that is God consciousness, piety, righteousness, and you can save in your taqwa, but natural when you learn taqwa, automatically even the pleasure for last month component. So, the first one can be included in the second one. The third is
for entering jhana we first find region number four is for the expansion of essence.
Number five, is to seek the reward of Allah subhanaw taala. Number six is for the forgiveness of our sins, if we fast last minute forgives our sins.
to acquire a Shiva that is the right to intercede, the right for intercession. If we fast, the fast will intercede on the Day of Judgment for us.
too to realize the boundaries of Allah subhanaw taala.
Number nine, to increase our willpower and a determination
number 10. It is to acquire good deeds. Number 11
is to gain more honesty.
It is to decrease our desire diminish one's desire number 13.
To narrow the passage of the Satan, fasting narrows the passage of the set
number 14 to act as a shield, fasting is a shield for the believer. Number 15 to abstain from false speech
and number 16 to abstain from false actions, these are the major objectives of fasting Oh, Dr. Zakir yarding that introduction and we should be covering all of those subtitles today inshallah, I hope, time permitting Of course, inshallah does a person who fast
achieve all of these objectives when he or she is fasting.
If a person truly fast
in the right way
with all these requirements, inshallah, he has to achieve all these objectives. But
when we see around us, all of the people fasting don't achieve the objectives Why? whenever a person does an act, it has two components. One
and second is the objective.
we human beings we eat
Why do you eat? The first thing is act of eating. And second thing is why do we eat? What is the objective of eating? I find the act of eating is conscious.
It contains four parts. One is making the morsel. Number two is putting in the month. Number three is masticating. It that chewing it. Number four is putting it down the throat.
But the goal, the objective is
to make our health The objective is to live, people eat for the health reason, mainly, and to live. But along with the main action, there are ancillary things, there are associated things attached, which, if it's not done, then the objective not be achieved.
For example, suppose someone takes sand or sodas and makes a morsel out of it, puts it in the mod masticate set and puts it on the throat, do you think you'll achieve the objective will achieve the health really live.
So, there are associated things required with that. Similarly, with fasting, besides abstaining from food, bring and fix from dawn to sunset, there are other things required along with it, which we discussed earlier things encourage things which are
recommended, etc. abstained from voting with a discouraged to achieve the main objective.
There may be some people who may do the right things or there are things for example, the food that you eat, it should be healthy.
If you make a morsel of food, which is junk food,
which is not hygienic. And then if you have, you won't achieve the objective you are achieve good health. Or maybe a person has healthy food, it makes the muscle out of it puts in his mouth masti gates, it chews it, puts it on the throat. And after some time,
he puts his finger in his throat and vomits out. So will he achieve the objectives of eating that health, not at all. Similarly, to achieve the objective, we have to have the ancillary things besides abstaining from food, drink and sex, abstain from false actions, false speech. And if you want me to out, the whole purpose is defeated. Let me give a simple example
to the person who comes from the village
to my city of Bombay.
And he says that I want to go to America.
So someone doesn't have to purchase a ticket from Bombay to America and reach America.
act to go to America, you have to purchase a ticket and go buy a plane when he's
the person who's willing to purchase a ticket and he goes at the airport. Then the asking where is the passport? What's the passport?
People don't have a credit ticket, purchase the ticket. So no require a passport. It goes back and then you prepare the passport it takes them few days, few weeks, then it comes back again and ask him that do you have immigration clearance? What is immigration clearance? Some countries require immigration. So it goes and gets back his immigration cleared. Then now he said okay, now I have to go to America. So, he has a ticket now. He had the passport, he has immigration teams, and it goes to the counter and he gives it so they show him the boarding gun.
When he goes to the immigration, they asked him where is the visa
do I require a visa. So,
again, he stuck. So it goes back and he applies for a visa and in order to get the visa of USA America is one of the most difficult. So, he applies and he finally gets it. So, how to go to America if you have to go by plane and you require a ticket the main actors have to fly in the plane and have to purchase a ticket, but associated ancillary things that you require a passport there should be immigration clearance, you require a visa a person cannot leave the country without having a passport. A person cannot enter any country without having a veto of their country. So, all these are associated things which are understood to a person who has knowledge, but the basic thing is
purchasing the ticket from Bombay to USA.
But even after purchases and has all these things done for person, if you compare this to fasting person abstain from eating, drinking and sex from dawn to sunset, but the associated things are you should abstain from false speech to acquire the benefit, he should abstain from force action from all the things which are haram these ancillary things and then
he will achieve the objective. Now that person wants to go to America. But what is this objective?
Some people may want to go to America to study. It's a country working in education. Some people want to go for sightseeing. Many people. They want to go there for prostitution. Many people want to go there to have drugs. Some people don't at all.
go with homosexuality, because America is a country where homosexuality legal. So what is the purpose that you want to go there? Some people want to go to America to gamble.
So one thing is to go to America what is the objective?
For some people fast,
not having the objective some people may fast to diet. Some people may fast to lose weight. So then they will not achieve all these objectives of taqwa paradise, forgiveness of sins. They're fasting, definitely for food and drink, but the objective is losing weight. So person wants to go to America, for prostitution, for adultery, for gambling, for drinking alcohol, for drugs, his main objective won't be achieved. So what is the objective is important? Some people want to go for education.
So we have to realize that all those people who truly know
the ancillary associated things along with fasting and if they know the objectives, which are listed in the first answer, inshallah, they have to achieve all of them if they don't, then as a blood prophet Muslim said
that it's mentioned in Hadith of the
Hadith number 1690. There are many people who fast but they do not get any reward except for hunger. And there are many people who stand up in prayers. They're standing is of no benefit, no reward except for sleeplessness.
From the innocence question,
Dr. Zakir, the next then logical question is, what exactly are those ancillary associated acts, which you've spoken about which inshallah is going to furnish us with all the information, aside from doing away with food, drink and sexual relations with one's wife during the daylight hours of Ramadan, which will enable you to achieve the real objective so fasting? In short, if you want the answer in one sentence, it is obeying the commandments of Allah and His messenger. If you obey the commandment of Allah and His Rasool all his commandments, then inshallah you will be following all the necessary things in detail, there are hundreds, we listed the major ones, just a couple of days
back, we will discuss the topic recommended and discourage acts while fasting. And if you remember, we had discussed three dew points in the topic of recommended acts while fasting and about 29 points in Acts which are discouraged, well, fasting would put together 61 and in all these days, we have discussed more than 60 points, which are recommended and discouraged. In short, if you've heard the comments Allah subhanaw taala and in messenger, you're doing the associated things. In short to mention, just to highlight a few more,
a few which are discussed earlier. Our beloved prophet Nasir Rossum said, its mission say Buhari. We're number three, in the book of fasting Hadith number 1901. A prophet said that anyone who fasts the completement
for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. For him, and seeking reward from him, he will have all his sins forgiven. The first thing is intention, it should be far less monotonous and we should do it to see that our philosophy and Otama furthermore his mission say Buhari one number three,
in the book of fasting Hadith number 189. For a prophet said, fasting is a shield and the message is repeated. In same say Buhari, volume three book of fasting Hadith number 1904. We are Prophet said, fasting is a shield, it will protect you from the Hellfire and prevent you from sins.
And the Prophet said it's mentioned disable hardware number three, in the book of fasting, how did number 1903 he said that anyone who does not leave his false actions and false speech, Allah subhanaw taala does not require him to leave his food and drink
your in this hadith
the major activities which are associated are mentioned in this study. It comes into categories for speech and for section for speech, as we discussed earlier, includes backbiting, centering, lying, verbal abuse, vulgar speech,
gossiping, rumor mongering. In first section, we have
things which people do very often in them that is listen to understand songs, listen to music, watch on Islam, television programs, and Islamic movies. leader in some magazines. They go to an Islamic websites, wasted extravagance all these comments
as I mentioned earlier, in the earlier answer, a beloved person was listening in.
So none of the major
added number 1690 that
there are many people who fast, but they don't get any reward except hunger, and many people who stand in Salah their standing is useless they ignore the word except for sleeplessness.
And a beloved prophet also said in
Sunil Hadid number four to five zero, that anyone
who asked for forgiveness for the sins he has done, it is as though he has not committed that sin. Then this month of Ramadan, you can ask for forgiveness and inshallah Allah will forgive our sins. And it's mentioned in Muslim amod Hadith number 62. Six, that
two things will act as intercession for you, fasting and the Quran. The first thing we say that this person left his desire of eating, drinking and sex for me, so I will intercede for him and the Quran will say
that this person he kept pouring in the Quran and I prevented him from sleeping.
So I intercede on his behalf. So Quran and fasting will intercede for you on the day of judgment and inshallah decadent Masha Allah. May Allah make it easy for us to really get the maximum benefits of this Ramadan and the fasting inshallah. Next question regarding the statement of Allah subhanho wa Taala when Allah subhanho wa Taala said, through one of the hadiths
fasting is for me, and I shall reward you for it. What are the implications of this statement from Allah subhanho wa Taala there are various a hadith in which our beloved prophet among fellow Salaam says that couple of slippers are lummix if mentioned say Buhari, won number three, in the book of fasting, how did number 1894 as well, number 1904. Well, law says that all the deeds of the son of Adam are for himself, except for fasting, it is for me.
And it means that all the other acts of worship, whether it be Salah, whether it be soccer, with it behind all these can be done only for sure the person can do for you, just for showing off that the spray, he can use it for the knee like he did with a card. But as far as fasting is concerned, a person can easily go inside the kitchen, inside this room, and without anyone seeing he can easily eat. So if you truly fast, it is only for Allah subhanaw taala it cannot be for sure. It cannot be for you. So that is the reason Allah says that all the other acts of son of Adam are for himself. But fasting is for me. And that is the reason when the Hadith, which is mentioned in suddenly say in
the book of fasting, how did number two to two three, were the Companion of the Prophet
abou mama Metalab visit him, he comes to the Prophet, and he asked him that tell me which deed that I can do, which will be accepted by law, which is very dear to Allah subhanaw taala. So Prophet said, that, you fast, you stick to fasting
amongst all the deities to stick to fasting. And that is the reason in another hadith of say Muslim, or number two, in the book of fasting. And ID number 2567. The beloved partner Salam said
Allah sees all the deeds of the son of Adam
of himself and every deed that he does, he gets a reward 10 times or up to 700 times. But fasting
is for me
and I will give him the reward because he leaves his food, drink and desires for me. So that he says he'll give her what that means in fasting, it will be much more inshallah even more than 700 times so therefore because there's only four last minute Allah Allah says that I will give the reward and you haven't disclosed but it means that inshallah much more than 700 times
beautiful. Let's hope that we get as much as 700 times this Ramadan and all that, but inshallah inshallah inshallah.
The next statement you made earlier on from the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding fasting being like a shield of protection. Could you enlighten us with a little bit more information about why it's a shield? Why is fasting a shield?
The Prophet said in, say Buhari one, number three
In the world of fasting, how did number 1894 that fasting is a shield? The similar message is repeated in SIBO, high volume three book of fasting. How did number 192 for the Prophet is that fasting is a shield, it will protect you from the Hellfire and prevent you from going since
the reason a beloved prophet masala Salaam said this
that when a person eats and when your stomach is full, that is the time he can think of doing other deeds, many of which may be Haram, which may be wrong. But once a person is hungry, he doesn't think of these haram things. Only when the tummy full Can you think of doing something and imagine if you're hungry. If you're really very hungry, you not think of going to a movie when you're really hungry and think of listening to music. So that is the reason when a person is hungry. It prevents him from doing the things that the Prophet said that it is like a shield. And furthermore, Beloved Prophet masala Salaam says, especially as I carry on number four in the book of jihad, Hadith number
2840. The blood Prophet said that anyone who fasts for one day, Allah subhana wa Taala will keep the Hellfire away from that person for a distance equivalent to 70 years.
In another did a blood pressure service and said it's mentioned in a liter of Timothy book of jihad today, number 1624. The blood Prophet said that anyone who fasts for one day, Allah subhana wa Taala will make a trench between him and the Hellfire whose distance will be equivalent to the distance between the heavens and the earth.
So that's why when person fasts, it even constricts
the pathway of the devil of the Satan. And that's the reason it prevents him from doing the bad deeds, the false actions, the false speech, and that's where the Prophet said, it's a shield. And we're given by example, as mentioned in, say, body one, number three, in the book of fasting, Hadith number one and 05. The Prophet said, that all those who have the means to get married, they should get married, because it will help them to lower the gaze and godly modesty. But those who cannot marry,
they should fast, it will give them just that me fasting also prevents you from doing the sinful act of looking at an arm harem. It helps with lowering the gaze and prevents you from your mind diverting towards the illegal act like adultery, fornication, pose, imagine if you're really hungry, then no one will think of really likes that there is in the prophets that fasting of the sheep. Thank you very much for the answer there. Dr. Zakir regarding that very, very useful information. And I'm sure that brothers and sisters will take note of that, Jackie, one of the said main objectives actually of fasting is the next question.
what I understand is the fear of Allah or the being aware of Allah. But could you explain this concept, the concept of Aqua so the viewers will be able to take maximum benefit from that information that they could fast better as far as the quest concern. Just to give an example. taqwa is like if you're walking in a very narrow lane, which has got a lot of thorns that are plants, and creepers and trees, with a lot of thorns. And you walk in that narrow lane, trying to prevent your clothes from getting stuck in the lawn and getting tone. So how well you do that. That is an action of taqwa.
linguistically, taqwa comes from the Arabic root word waka, which means forbearance, which means fear, which means abstinence. islamically it means you're of Allah islamically taqwa is the state of the heart
of a human being.
And the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the consciousness of his presence and offers knowledge, which makes him do
the righteous deeds.
And it prevents him from doing things which are haram and makes him pious. That is really the toccoa if you translate one word people translate as God consciousness or Allah consciousness is translated as piety. It's translated as righteousness in short, and Pecola.
Actually, as a blooper for said, it is a shield
and takua is the shield
which prevents you from the Hellfire
and it prevents you from the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and there are various verses the Quran
which speak about taqwa Allah says in the Quran
in surah alleman
chapter number three was 202. Yeah, you will listen or you believe have Taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala and die not except in the state of Islam. That means the believers should fear Allah subhanaw taala and die not accepting the state of Islam. And if no Massoud Bella up with him, while giving commentary of the first he says, it means that the believers have to obey Allah subhanaw taala should not disobey Him.
They have to remember him, they should not forget him. They should be thankful to him and they should not be ungrateful.
the criteria for judgment in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala for judging any human being is taqwa. And Allah says in the Quran in surah, chapter number 49 was number 13.
Yeah, you know, so it
means Akron savasana, calm Shambo acaba de la Lita foo in Metro boomin, the lawyer in the law, lemon COVID, which means for humankind, we have created you from a single pair of male and female, and have divided you into nations and tribes so that you shall recognize each other not that you shall despise each other, and the most honored
in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala is the person has taqwa, the criteria for judgment, in sight of Allah subhanaw taala. It's not sex. It's not color. It's not cast. It's not money. It's not wealth. It's not age, but it is taqwa It is God consciousness. It is piety, it is righteousness. Only way one human being can be superior to the other. It is by taqwa.
And our beloved Prophet, Mosler Salaam, he is to always encourage the Sahaba and he always give guidance to his companions that they should increase in tax law. And especially when they went on a military expedition, you always said that fear Allah, have Taqwa. And that was followed later on by the sahabas and giving advice and the whole ferocity and we also have added of Hello, hello visiting people listen Abdullah malarkey, the team that have Taqwa
and fear Allah and he said, You fear Allah and he will protect you have Taqwa of Allah and he will protect you. And He further said that, if you give
in the way of Allah, Allah will reward you. And if you thank Allah, He will increase. You have realized that there are many verses in the Quran, which Allah gives us guidance about supply. For example, Allah says that Tacoma is the criteria
for a person to acquire righteousness and a lot to accept your deeds. Allah says in the Quran in surah, Isaiah, chapter 33, verse number 1771. Yeah, you listen or you believe
have Taqwa of Allah,
Allah and those who obey Allah and His Messenger, they are the people who will achieve a greater award would have reached a higher achievement.
Unlike a similar message,
instead of either chap number five was number 27. The law says that Allah subhanaw taala accepts the acts of those who do the federal law. That means Allah subhanaw taala accepts the deeds of the people who have Taqwa.
Point number two, those people who have toccoa diggin the pleasure and love of Allah subhanaw taala
as Allah says,
In Surah whodrug chapter 14 verse number 13.
That the most honorable in the sight of Allah is the person who has taqwa.
Allah says in the Quran
in surah libran. Chapter number three was 276. Whoever fulfills his pledge and has taqwa and Allah subhanaw taala. Indeed, Allah loves those to whom Allah loves those who have
the third point of concern
unless it's in the Quran, that because of taqwa Allah subhanaw taala forgives your sins and increases your reward.
Allah says in the Quran. In surah tala. Chapter number 65 was number five. that anyone who fulfills this duty and as taqwa Allah subhanaw taala forgives the sins, He limits his sins and increases reward.
The fourth point mentioned the Quranic identifies those
have Taqwa Allah keeps them on the state path and prevents them from deviation.
Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran
in surah infile
chapter number eight Muslims remain. Yeah you will listen or you believe have Taqwa and Allah will give you the for con. For con means the criteria to judge right from wrong. And there are various communities given some people said that for con humans the straight path. Some people of the community said that forgiveness paradise.
So if you have Taqwa, then you will go to Paradise for this mentioned in the Quran, Allah says in the Quran in surah Hadith chapter 57 Muslim woman did that. Those who have Taqwa and do the believe in the messenger. Allah subhanaw taala gives them a light, but we should negate it. So taqwa keeps you on the straight path and prevents you from deviation.
How to achieve this taqwa.
Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was number 21. Yeah, a humaneness or humankind. Worship thy Lord, who has created you and created those people who came before you so that you may learn.
So if you worship your Lord was created you and people who came before you, you will learn to Allah. Allah says no Quran in surah baqarah chapter two verse 23. Yeah, as you will listen, or you believe, put the bottle achema Sam, fasting has been prescribed to you
come up with the biology
as it was prescribed to people looking before you look at the cone, so that you may learn self restraint, the word yet that akun so that you may learn.
So here are the two examples given how can you learn one example is that worship Allah subhanaw taala and we know Salah is the best pillar that Muslim is supposed to offer Salah
has to pray to the last minute or five times a day.
And this keeps him on the straight path. And this induces taqwa. And the second thing, one is a daily activity. And Ramadan fasting is the annual activity, like how a body requires overhauling. Once every year, every machine requires servicing, some require one summon some require quarterly, some require early and if you allow me to call the human being a machine, it is the most complicated machine on the earth. Don't you think requests everything for a man is the overhauling in the sourcing of the human body, body as well as soul once a year, during the month of Ramadan. And this increases the taqwa it increases the God consciousness, righteousness piety, as we discussed in all
these days. And Allah to give an example.
There were the Sahaba
when a man was coming makos to be very hot. So he is traveling towards time, just a couple of days before I'm done. And there's a Bedouin, who's traveling the opposite direction from death to Makkah. To this Sebastian, that, aren't you afraid of the heat? in Macedonia man. So he says, I am running away from the hellfire. That was terrible. So that gives an example of who is most righteous. Allah says in Surah chapter number 22 was the motto, we will honor the symbols of Allah subhanaw taala, he is the person who
Allah further says in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was to 204 that you may be dazzled with some people speech. And they may swear by Allah subhanho wa Taala that the heart is clean. But Allah knows there's these people they're vicious enemies of humankind. Allah says in the Quran, talking about all he has different philosophies, and lessons Reno's chapter number 10, verse number 6363, that those people who have Taqwa are the people who are all yours of Allah subhanaw taala holy needs a friend of Allah subhanaw taala that we those people who have tocopheryl last minute Allah, Allah Allah Spano tala de that the people who are only as a philosopher note Allah. Allah further says in
chapter eight verse number 34, Allah says, but most of them realize not. So these are the few verses and many other verses, which Allah mother speaks about.
Meola enabled us to be with full taqwa this Ramadan Sharla. All of us in Sharla. Jackie, how can fasting enable us to enter paradise? The Jenna as far as fasting, being away to paradise
as we mentioned earlier, unless it's in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was the monitor three laleham data cool so that you may learn something
That means make a Tacoma and Tacoma will be a way to paradise. Therefore last is the next episode of Bukhara chapter two verse 184.
Fasting is better for you, if you only knew it. That means it's better to fast. And Allah says in Isaiah, chapter number 33 was number 35. In Nell Muslim and non Muslim fit for Muslim men and women, well meaning our community for believing men and women, well, quantity or quantity for development and woman was thought the key number 40. Kathy, for drew men and women,
both forbidden our popularity for men and women more patient well CAUTI in our partiality for men and women who humble themselves, well, Marissa Dickey novel matassa T for men and women who given charity was thought Amina was very mighty for men and women who first will have enough room and happy Dottie for men and women who got the study was talking allows architetti for men and women who engage much in Allah subhanaw taala spaces are the law who know much with mancina Thema for them, Allah has prepared forgiveness and ample of reward This award is Jenna. So all these people are less talking about those who submit devil to Allah, those who believe those who are devout, those who are
true, those who have a Salah, those who pay zakat, those who fast in the month of Ramadan, those who have the chastity, those who praise Allah, all these people Allah has promised in paradise. So this was also talks about timelines. And it's mentioned in say, hadith of Muslim Ahmed, were number one, Hadith number 1661. Our beloved prophet Muslim said that a woman who prays a fight em salah and fast and observe the chastity and obeys the husband, she will enter Paradise.
And there's a need for masala Salam added of tirmidhi
in the book of supplications, Hadith number 3545. Once masala sallam, he climbs on a member, and he says amin, amin, amin ties, so the Sahaba has asked him that why we said amin, so he says that Archangel Gabriel, he had come to him and he was saying that a person who does not have his sins forgiven in the month of Ramadan, then it is very sad for him. And he should not enter Paradise. Say I mean, I can leave it as Muslim Sami. So most Rossum repeats, I mean, thrice
further, that it was mentioned in Sydney
in the book of fasting, how did number
3438 with a person who approaches the prophet and tells him that I worship none but Allah subhanaw taala. And I believe that Muslims are the Messenger of Allah, I purify them the day, I give zakat. And I fast in the month of Ramadan, and I stand in prayer. Who will I be amongst? What do you matter what the prophet said, that you will be amongst the followers of the Prophet, and the martyrs that we should go to China.
Further is added, which is mentioned in both of tirmidhi added number 2616. A person comes in as a prophet, that what should I do by which I can go to China, the Prophet says that this is a very difficult thing to do. But for whom Allah wants you to make easy, it's very easy. He should believe and worship only one God and should not associate any partner with Almighty God. And believe in the messenger, you should pray five times a day, you should use the cat. He should fast and he performed and this person shall go to China.
There's another deed which is mentioned in Mr. Ahmed, also repeated in southern New site, as well as say, Jami number 4044. Were a boo Mama, mellow pizza Tim, he comes to the prophet and us that what actually I do, that will take me to paradise. So the Prophet said, you fast, there's nothing like it.
So one that will take a person which another prophet said, fast, did nothing like it.
And further it's mentioned in, say, body war number three, in the book of fasting. How did number 1899 The Prophet said that during the month of Ramadan, the gates of heaven the open and the gates of hell are closed, and that there is a chain.
And the Prophet also said, in say, Buhari, we're number three, in the book of fasting Hadith number 1896.
Where it says that in heaven
There is a gate by the name of Ryan.
And only those people will pass through this gate who have fasted. And those who have not fasted, they will not pass to this gate. And allow us say on the day, that all those are fasted, they stand up and people are forced to stand up, and they will enter through this gate. And after that, the gate reclose. And all those, if not faster, will not be allowed to enter to this gate. So if you fast we will paralyze and enter to the gate of Orion.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to enter the gate of eireann. And to go to the general fiddles in Sha zakka, we reached the stage where we've finished our individual interview. And now I'd like to pose some questions from the audience regarding the topic. Is that okay? from the audience, from our piece TV viewers, we have received so many hundreds and hundreds of emails on the topic, objectives of fasting.
First question, why do some Muslims abstain from sins only during the month of Ramadan?
You know, whilst they're fasting.
And after the month of Ramadan, in the other 11 months, we see them lying, cheating, stealing, and men doing many of the other terrible sins unfortunately, may Allah protect us from those sins. I mean, why is it so why do those be what possesses these people to do those acts during the 11 months and not this one. The reason is the same as I mentioned earlier, that we should know the objective of fasting, if you know the objective of fasting, inshallah, even after a maneuver, the person will get you on the straight path, as I mentioned in my example, that you should know the method of the Act and the objective. So people may know the method, how to eat food, they make a morsel of the
food, put it in the mouth, masticated, chew it and put it down the throat, but the Act, the method, they know very well that for the during the month of Ramadan. But after that, if someone puts a finger in his throat and vomits out so that food will not be moldy. So that's what is happening. The main purpose the objective, the objective is to increase the taqwa to make a person come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if that if then the mind. So even after the month of fasting, if it's gone, yet, the person will be on the street, but because they don't remember the objective from COVID Allah subhanaw taala. And once the sins are forgiven, if you repent truly one of the criteria
of repentance is that besides saying they would have done is wrong, if no forgiveness stopping it, also saying that he will not do it again. So therefore forgiveness in the right way, they will not go back to the old bad habits. So the follow all these will begin inshallah, even after I'm done goes away, they will be on the straight path for the full year. Like how we have to pray five times a day to be on the straight path. Ramadan, once a month is overhauling of the full body, the mind and the soul also, so once a year is sufficient, if you know how to do it correctly. Very good answer. And let's hope we can get much closer to Allah in this month in sha Allah. Question two,
there are Muslims who continue to lie in their profession. Maybe I think they're probably referring to a lawyer or something like that. Not lawyer, lawyer, lawyer,
even in the month of Ramadan was fasting. What is the advice you'd give to that type of person? does this affect their fasting? As far as a person lying does it affect or not? upload partners, Russell has said as mentioned, say body volume number three, in the book of fasting, added number 1903, that a person who does not leave his false action
and for speech, Allah does not require him to leave his food and drink. That means if you lie, the whole basic purpose of fasting defeated but will the fast be accepted? Yes, it will be accepted.
It may not benefit him, the first will be accepted, his reward may be diminished or he will get get the sin of line
or even example. For example someone wants to do he can't find water and he rubs the water
and he does Voodoo. Voodoo be accepted. Yes will be accepted but act of robbing is wrong. Act of robbing is wrong but don't do the accepted. Similarly in fasting telling a lie is haram while fasting but the fast will be accepted if you theoretically but practically the reward may not get similarly person doesn't mind to go for Hajj
and he robs the money or he does a business which is illegal he may be dealing in Riba he does Hajj and if you follow
All kinds of HUD, it has really been accepted, but the act of acquiring the money was wrong, whether it was robbing or whether it was dealing with Riba. Similarly here, theoretically, is faster by accepting. He has completed his past four days to do, but his reward will be diminished, and his points will be ducted. And he will get the negative points for line.
Action intentions needs to be in line with Clemson. takasaki. We've run out of time, I'm afraid we've got so many questions that we need to answer, but we will answer those we'll endeavor to answer those later on in the series in Sharla JazakAllah. Here, once again, for your excellent answers to the many many questions that brothers and sisters had. And of course, our fruitful interview earlier on regarding the topic, objectives and fasting. Thank you very much.
Brothers and sisters, you've reached the end of the show. We haven't reached the end of the series Ramadan day with Dr. Zakir We will be back with you tomorrow at the same time, when we will be discussing the topic, benefits of fasting, so please do join us then. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah
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