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Shawwāl: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month Shawwāl: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by Bilal Ali
Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts of hajj are normally performed on the first ten …

The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr

By Mufti Faraz ibn Adam
The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285)
The Evidence
All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith:
‘Abd Allah Ibn …

Ramadan – IlmGate Posts Related to Fasting Ramadan – IlmGate Posts Related to Fasting

By IlmGate Team
Please view below for a list of Ramadan articles related to fasting:

 The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School

The Fiqh of Fasting: A Brief Overview

Brushing …

The Virtues of Fasting in the Summer The Virtues of Fasting in the Summer

By Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
An excerpt from Latā’if al-Ma’ārif
“…And from the acts of worship whose reward is multiplied during the heat is fasting, and this is because of the thirst that one experiences in the …

A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar

By Mawlana Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi
The fast of ‘Ashura was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of Islam.
It is related by Imam …

Muharram: Between Fact and Fiction Muharram: Between Fact and Fiction

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijri calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of months …

Tasks and Secrets Associated With Fasting Tasks and Secrets Associated With Fasting

By Ibn Qudāma al-Maqdisī and Ibn al-Jawzi [1]
Translated by Shaykh Musa Furber [2]
Know that fasting contains a distinctive characteristic not found elsewhere. It is being ascribed to Allah Mighty and Majestic, where He (Transcendent is …

The Status of Fasting on the 15th of Sha’bān The Status of Fasting on the 15th of Sha’bān

By Mawlana Muhammad Abasoomar
Question
What is the status of the fasting on the day of the 15th of Sha’ban. I have read conflicting rulings regarding this. Could you kindly shed some light and clarify this in …

The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School

By Shaykh Wahbi Sulayman Ghawji al-Albani
Abridged from al-Siyam wa Ahkamuhu
Translated by Suheil Laher
 
1.1 Order and encouragement to fast
O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you …

The Objectives of Fasting The Objectives of Fasting

By Shaykh ‘Izz al-Dīn ibn ‘Abd al-Salām
Translated by Abu Rumaysah
A partial translation of Maqāsid al-Sawm
 
The Obligation of Fasting
Allâh, Exalted is He says,
“O you who have faith! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed …