As salamu alaykum,
Please read a brief discussion on a hadeeth
What is Prohibited and Disliked for the one Fasting – by Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan [Ittihaaf Ahlil-Eemaan bi-Duroos Shahri Ramadaan ,Al-Ibaanah.com]
Know that there are certain manners to fasting that must be abided by and adhered to so that the fast could proceed in the way it was prescribed so that one could achieve its benefits, fulfill its objective and not find it discomforting and without benefit. This is as the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Perhaps all a person fasting derives from his fast is hunger and thirst.”
So fasting is not just the abandonment of food and drink only. Rather, it also entails abandoning improper statements and actions that are forbidden or disliked.
One of the Salaf once said: “The least form of fasting is leaving off food and drink.” This is since drawing near to Allaah by abandoning allowable things cannot be complete unless after drawing nearer to Him by abandoning what Allaah has prohibited under every circumstance. Even though a Muslim is obligated to abandon the unlawful at all times, it is even more binding upon him while he is fasting.
If one commits the unlawful in times other than when he is fasting, he is sinning and worthy of being punished. But if he commits it while fasting, then on top of being sinful and deserving of punishment, this affects his fast by it being either deficient or nullified.
Official Decision and Announcement of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia…
Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council (HJC) of Saudi Arabia that since the moon of Ramadhaan was not sighted this evening, here in Saudi Arabia, we shall be completing thirty (30) days of Sha’baan (1430 A.H.), in accordance with the hadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam):
((Fast when you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you, then complete thirty days of Sha’baan. And break your fast when you see the crescent. If it is obscured to you then fast thirty days)), [transmitted by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim].
Subsequently, we shall be starting our taraaweeh prayers tomorrow evening (Friday 21 August 2009) after the ‘Ishaa. prayer, in preparation for the first fast of Ramadhaan on Saturday 22 August 2009, inshaa.-Allaah.
Indeed, the path of Ar-Rahmaan is clearly distinguished from the path of Shaytaan. And any methodology which calls the people towards any type of shirk, be it the Christians worshipping the Prophet Jesus alayhi salaam, the people worshipping the idols and statues, worshipping of the graves and the ‘awliyaa; then all of this is worshipping the Shaytaan. Because it is Shaytaan who they are following when they worship any other deity besides Allah.And thus, they are in reality worshippers of the Shaytaan.
Like Prophet Ibrahim alayhe salaam said to his father:
|Muhsin Khan: “O my father! Verily! There has come to
me of knowledge that which came not unto you. So follow me.
I will guide you to a Straight Path.
|Muhsin Khan: “O my father! Worship not
Shaitan (Satan). Verily! Shaitan (Satan)
has been a rebel against the Most Beneficent (Allah).