Channel: Zakir Naik
Dr. Zakir, could you outline the significance of fasting on the day of alpha? And could you also tell us is it recommended that the pilgrims also join in the fast of alpha, as far as fasting on the day of alpha is concerned, the day of alpha is on the ninth day of the lodge, where all the pilgrims, they gather on the fields of alpha and deplete Allah subhanaw taala. It's the time when Allah subhanaw taala listens to the prayers of the Muslims
and the Hajj, they go into farofa that is the reason when the pilgrims are praying to Allah subhanaw taala all the Muslims toward the world, and they joined them in the way of fasting wherever they are. And it's mentioned in say, Muslim, one, number two, in the book of fasting Hadith number 2603. A person as the Prophet that what is the significance of fasting on the ninth of the ledger? That is under the frfr.
The Prophet says, anyone who fasts on the day of alpha on the ninth of the lodge, two years of history will be expected. That is one year that is the preceding year, and one is the following year. The next person has that
what is the reason for fasting on the day of Ashura, the 10th of march from the Prophet replied, fasting on the Shura expired the sins of the previous year. So the main reason we fast under frfr is that it expired december of two years, the PVC as well as the following year. And there was a misunderstanding. Some people think that it should not fast on the default offer, because there are these talking about that, but this is specifically for the people who are performing hajj.
And the Hadith mentioned in, say Buhari, one, number three, in the book of fasting, how did number 1988 were when the Prophet performed Hajj, the companions are wondering whether the prophet of fasting or not, so there were doubts among the companions. So one lady, she offers
glass of milk to the Prophet, when writing the camel, the prophet brings the milk indicating that he was not fasting. So this is particularly for the people who are performing hedge and they are at the day of alpha, they should not find the reason is Allah subhanaw taala does not want to overburden them, because as it is they're performing hedge and taking all the trouble so additional trouble is not required. Allah says no Quran Surah Baqarah chapter two was number 26. That Allah Subhana Allah does not lay on a person, a burden greater than he or she can bear. And furthermore, since the people are traveling in hajj that traveling so as it is for a traveler, fasting is exempted. So that
is the reason for a person who's performing hajj, performing pilgrimage for him or her fasting is prohibited. But for the other Muslims throughout the world. They should fast on the day of alpha