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Continual Fasting: Al-Wisaal (Ahadith 1677 – 1683)

Bismillah.

Volume 3, Book 31, Number 182:

Narrated Anas (radiallaahu `anhu):

The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Do not practice Al-Wisal (fasting continuously without breaking one’s fast in the evening or eating before the following dawn).” The people said to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), “But you practice Al-Wisal?” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) replied, “I am not like any of you, for I am given food and drink (by Allah) during the night.”


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 183:

Narrated Abdullah bin Umar (radiallaahu `anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbade Al-Wisal. The people said (to him), “But you practice it?” He said, “I am not like you, for I am given food and drink by Allah.”


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 184:

‘Narrated Abu Sa’id (radiallaahu `anhu):

That he had heard the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) saying, “Do not fast continuously (practise Al-Wisal), and if you intend to lengthen your fast, then carry it on only till the Suhur (before the following dawn).” The people said to him, “But you practice (Al-Wisal), O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)!” He replied, “I am not similar to you, for during my sleep I have One Who makes me eat and drink.”


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 185:

Narrated Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbade Al-Wisal out of mercy to them. They said to him, “But you practice Al-Wisal?” He said, “I am not similar to you, for my Lord gives me food and drink. “


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 186:

Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbade Al-Wisal in fasting. So, one of the Muslims said to him, “But you practice Al-Wisal. O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)!” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) replied, “Who amongst you is similar to me? I am given food and drink during my sleep by my Lord.” So, when the people refused to stop Al-Wisal (fasting continuously), the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) fasted day and night continuously along with them for a day and then another day and then they saw the crescent moon (of the month of Shawwal). The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to them (angrily), “If It (the crescent) had not appeared, I would have made you fast for a longer period.” That was as a punishment for them when they refused to stop (practising Al-Wisal).


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 187:

Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):

The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said twice, “(O you people) Be cautious! Do not practice Al-Wisal.” The people said to him, “But you practice Al-Wisal?” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) replied, “My Lord gives me food and drink during my sleep. Do that much of deeds which is within your ability.”


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 188:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (radiallaahu `anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Do not fast continuously day and night (practise Al-Wisal) and if anyone of you intends to fast continuously day and night, he should continue till the Suhur time.” They said, “But you practise Al-Wisal, O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)!” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “I am not similar to you;. during my sleep I have One Who makes me eat and drink.”

Fasting continually means that a person fasts for two or more days without breaking the fast, i.e., the fast continues all night and the person does not eat or drink.

Ibn Qudaamah said in al-Mughni, 4/436:

Continual fasting is makrooh according to the majority of scholars.

Al-Nawawi said in al-Majmoo’, 6/357:

With regard to the ruling on continual fasting, it is makrooh, and there is no difference of opinion among us concerning that. But is it makrooh in the sense of being forbidden or makrooh in the sense of being disliked? There are two opinions concerning that … (the more correct of which) according to our companions and the apparent meaning of the statement of al-Shaafa’i is that it is makrooh in the sense of being forbidden.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said in al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 6/443:

It appears that the ruling with regard to continual fasting is that it is haraam.

And Allaah knows best.

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  3. Winners of “Best Post of the Week” will be announced on Friday as well. One from the brothers’ side, and one from the sisters’ side. The decision would be made based on the number of likes and/or Jury’s decision (which would include the YC senior writers). Jury’s criteria: relevance, creativity and authenticity.
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Children Fasting (Hadith No. 1676)

Bismillah.

Volume 3, Book 31, Number 181:

Narrated Ar-Rubi’ bint Mu’awadh (radiallaahu `anhaa):

“The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) sent a messenger to the village of the Ansar in the morning of the day of ‘Ashura’ (10th of Muharram) to announce: ‘Whoever has eaten something should not eat but complete the fast, and whoever is observing the fast should complete it.’ “She further said, “Since then we used to fast on that day regularly and also make our boys fast. We used to make toys of wool for the boys and if anyone of them cried for, he was given those toys till it was the time of the breaking of the fast.”

The Right Age

Fasting is not obligatory for young children, until they reach the age of adolescence, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“The pens have been lifted from three: from one who has lost his mind until he comes back to his senses, from one who is sleeping until he wakes up, and from a child until he reaches the age of adolescence.”

Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4399; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

Nevertheless, children should be told to fast so that they can get used to it, and because the good deeds that they do will be recorded for them.

The age at which parents should start to teach their children to fast is the age at which they are able to fast, which will vary according to each child’s physical makeup. Some scholars have defined this as being ten years of age.

Celebrate to Motivate

There is nothing wrong, in sha Allah, with the family celebrating the first time a boy or girl fasts, so long as it is limited to this occasion only, and will not become something that is repeated. There is nothing wrong with expressing happiness when the child reaches the age to observe this act of worship, or to encourage him and help him understand that this is an important event in his life. It is also a blessing for which thanks should be given to Allah. Some of the scholars regard it as mustahabb to make food for every happy occasion, and they specifically mentioned making food when a child completes the Qur’an.

Breaking the Fast Before Sunset in Uncertainty (Hadith No. 1675)

Bismillah.

Question: if a person breaks their fast before sunset thinking that it was time for iftaar, do they have to make up for that fast?

A simple and straight-forward answer is “no”, provided it wasn’t intentional. For details and proofs, read on.

Volume 3, Book 31, Number 180:

Narrated Abu Usama from Hisham bin ‘Ursa from Fatima:

Asma bint Abi Bakr (radiallaahu `anhaa) said, “We broke our fast during the lifetime of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) on a cloudy day and then the sun appeared.” Hisham was asked, “Were they ordered to fast in lieu of that day?” He replied, “It had to be made up for.” Ma’mar said, “I heard Hisham saying, “I don’t know whether they fasted in lieu of that day or not.”

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:

Those who say that the fast is not broken if a person makes a mistake or forgets at the beginning or end of the day said: our evidence is stronger, and the evidence of the Qur’aan and Sunnah concerning what we say is clearer. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error”

[al-Baqarah 2:286]

Forgetting and falling into error are mentioned together, because the one who does things that are forbidden in Hajj or prayer by mistake is like one who does them out of forgetfulness. It was proven in al-Saheeh that one day at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) they broke the fast and then the sun appeared, but it does not say in the hadeeth that they were ordered to make up that fast. But Hishaam ibn ‘Urwah said: It must be made up, but his father was more knowledgeable than him and he said, They do not have to make it up. And it was proven in al-Saheehayn that a group of Sahaabah used to eat until one of them could distinguish the white thread from the black. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to one of them, “Your pillow is wide [if the white thread (of dawn) and the black thread (of the night) are underneath your pillow], rather that is the whiteness of the day and the blackness of the night.” But it is not narrated that he told them to make up their fasts; they were ignorant of the ruling so they were making a mistake. And it is proven that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab broke his fast then it became clear that it was still day, but he said, “We will not make it up because we did not deliberately commit sin.” And it was narrated that ‘Umar said: “We will make it up,” but the isnaad of the first report is stronger. And it was narrated from him that he said, “It is not a serious matter.” So some of the scholars understood this as meaning that it is not essential to make it up, but the wording does not indicate that.

In conclusion, this view is stronger in terms of reports and reasoning, and  is more strongly supported by evidence from the Qur’aan and Sunnah and analogy (qiyaas).

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 20/572, 573

[Taken from IslamQA]

Iftaar Time (Ahadith 1670 – 1674)

Bismillah.

Volume 3, Book 31, Number 175:

Narrated Umar bin Al-Khattab (radiallaahu `anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “When night falls from this side and the day vanishes from this side and the sun sets, then the fasting person should break his fast.”


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 176:

Narrated Abdullah bin Abi Aufa (radiallaahu `anhu):

We were in the company of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) on a journey and he was fasting, and when the sun set, he addressed somebody, “O so-and-so, get up and mix Sawiq with water for us.” He replied, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! (Will you wait) till it is evening?” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us.” He replied, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! (If you wait) till it is evening.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said again, “Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us.” He replied, “It is still daytime.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said again, “Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us.” He got down and mixed Sawiq for them. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) drank it and then said, “When you see night falling from this side, the fasting person should break his fast.”


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 177:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Aufa (radiallaahu `anhu):

We were traveling with Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) and he was fasting, and when the sun set, he said to (someone), “Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us.” He replied, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! (Will you wait) till it is evening?” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) again said, “Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us.” He replied, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! It is still daytime.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said again, “Get down and mix Sawiq with water for us.” So, he got down and carried out that order. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) then said, “When you see night falling from this side, the fasting person should break his fast,” and he beckoned with his finger towards the east.


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 178:

Narrated Sahl bin Sad (radiallaahu `anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the breaking of the fast.”

Al-Nawawi said:

This hadeeth means that we are encouraged to hasten to break the fast after ascertaining that the sun has indeed set. What this means is that the ummah’s affairs will continue to be in order and they will be fine so long as they adhere to this Sunnah. But if they delay breaking the fast, that will be an indication of some misguidance that they are following.

Sharh Muslim, 7/208


Volume 3, Book 31, Number 179:

Narrated Ibn Abi Aufa (radiallaahu `anhu):

I was with the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) on a journey, and he observed the fast till evening. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to a man, “Get down and mix Sawiq with water for me.” He replied, “Will you wait till it is evening?” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Get down and mix Sawiq with water for me; when you see night falling from this side, the fasting person should break his fast.”

The Sunnah is to hasten to break the fast, which means breaking fast straight after the sun has set. Delaying the fast until after the stars have come out is the practice of the Jews, and the Raafidis (Shi’ah) followed them in that, So it is not correct to delay it deliberately until later in the evening or to delay it until the end of the adhaan. All of that is contrary to the teachings of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

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