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Aug 10, 2010

Blessed Ramadhan

Posted By Snow at 8/10/2010
اعوذب لله من الشيطان الرجيم
ياأيها الذين آمنوا كتب عليكم الصيام كما كتب على الذين من قبلكم لعلكم تتقون

O you who have believed,
decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you
that you may become righteous. [Quran 2:183]

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A Day In Ramadhan | QA
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 1  Make Your Intention To Fast
Time: the night before fasting, from sunset to before dawn

Hey we're fasting tomorrow! So tonight, we make the intention.
It is obligated, or else the fast isn't valid.
According to Syafi'e, it must be recited every night.
Views say this is the best way. Say in the heart:
نويت صوم غد عن أداء فرض شهر رمضان هذه السنة لله تعالى
I intend to fast tomorrow to fulfill the obligation of Ramadhan
for this year, for Allah Ta'ala


Still according to Maliki, it can be recited for the whole month.
Before the 1st Ramadhan fast, say in the heart:
نويت صوم شهر رمضان كله لله تعالى
I intend to fast for the whole month of Ramadhan for Allah Ta'ala

 2  Eat Your Sahoor
Time: before fajr (dawn)

Wake up, wake up! We're having a very early morning meal, there's blessings in it. تسحروا فإن في السحور بركة [SB3:31:146] The best time to eat sahoor is as close as possible to dawn. Then about 10 minutes before dawn, we stop eating.


 3  Fasting For The Day
Time: fajr (dawn) - maghrib (sunset)

Good things to do while fasting: وكان أجود ما يكون في رمضان [SB3:31:126]
· read the Holy Quran, praising Allah (zikr), salutation to the Prophet
· donating & helping the poor, needy, orphans etc
· increase good deeds
· avoid useless talks, deeds
· seek forgiveness from Allah SWT and people
من لم يدع قول الزور والعمل به
فليس لله حاجة في إن يدع طعامه وشرابه
"Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)" [From Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3 Book 31 Hadith127]

فيغفر لكل عبد مؤمن
إلا عبدا بينه وبين أخيه شحناء

"Every believing servant would be granted pardon except the one in whose (heart) there is rancour against his brother" [From Sahih Muslim, Book 32 Hadith 6224]


Please take care that these things invalidates fasting:
· intentionally eating or drinking (quickly stop if we forgot)
· intentionally inserting anything into the body
· intentionally vomiting
· intentionally ejecting semen
· sexual relationship
· menses or postpartum bleeding
· insanity
· apostasy


 4  Breaking of fast
Time: maghrib (sunset)

When it's maghrib, time to break the fast! [SB3:31:175]
First, we recite the dua:
اللهم لك صمت و بك أمنت و على رزقك افطرت
O Allah, for You is my fasting, to You I have faith in,
and with Your sustenance I break my fast


It is best to break the fast early, starting with dates or sweet food.
للصائم فرحتان يفرحهما إذا أفطر فرح بفطره وإذا لقي ربه فرح بصومه
"..There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and
the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting."
[From Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3 Book 31 Hadith 128]


 5  Tarawih Prayers
Time: after isha (night prayer) to before fajr (dawn)

Oh the special prayers! We do it only in Ramadhan, and it is recommended. إذا دخل العشر شد مئزره وأحيا ليله وأيقظ أهله [SB3:32:241] It can be done in congregation at the mosque or simply alone at home. It has 2 raka'at with 1 salam. This can be repeated again & again until 8 raka'at. Maximum 20 raka'at.
The intention:
أصلي سنة التراويح ركعتين (مأموما) لله تعالى
I pray sunat Tarawih 2 raka'at (following imam)* for Allah Ta'ala

* recite if praying in congregation, dismiss if praying alone

Performing it is similar to the daily prayer. Please see How To Pray.
من قام ليلة القدر إيمانا واحتسابا غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه
ومن صام رمضان إيمانا واحتسابا غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه
"Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven; and whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven."
[From Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3 Book 31 Hadith 125]


 6  Zakat Fitra
Time: permissible during Ramadhan,
obligated after sunset on the last day of Ramadhan,
best on the 1st of Shawwal (after Fajr prayer to before Eid prayer),
forbidden after Eid prayer

Paying zakat fitra is obligated to a muslim who is not enslaved & able to pay; at the end of Ramadhan. The rate depends on the value of the local staple food.
E.g.: Zakat fitr for 1431 in Malaysia was by the rate of 2.27kg rice at RM7.


This is an overview, so please check out more in books الحمد لله
Have a blessed Ramadhan ☆ May Allah SWT rewards & forgives us

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Rujukan :
Hidup Bersyariat
Dato' Ismail Kamus dan Mohd Azrul Azlen
978-9835102301
Telaga Biru

2 comments on "Blessed Ramadhan"

Snow on Jul 16, 2014, 10:13:00 AM said...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
ليلة القدر خير من ألف شهر. تنزل الملائكة والروح فيها بإذن ربهم من كل أمر. سلام هي حتى مطلع الفجر
The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.
[Quran 97:3-5]

I think, Ramadhan is the time when the spirit in our body is reinvigorated. Maybe like the earth who lost it's atmosphere, then it springs to life again - after regaining the atmosphere & showered with rain water. Our body is like the earth, so with this protective atmosphere, our body regains its peace. May Allah SWT bless us with His Forgiveness and Mercy, amen. ♥ ماشاء الله والله أعلم

Snow on May 19, 2017, 5:19:00 PM said...

Narrated Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger said, "Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven."
[Sahih Bukhari, Book 2, Hadith 31]

I wish we will gain a pure heart & body after Ramadhan, amen. ❤ Scientifically, the human body is in constant renewal. So if we work extra hard in Ramadhan, may the rejuvenation will gain us a new pure self. ماشاء الله والله أعلم


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