Eid is the acid test to Ramadan. Whatever happens on Eid, how one behaves, how one arranges his thoughts, is a reflection on how Ramadan had unfolded for him or her. The ripple effect of good deeds vs. bad ones is also a telling sign as to how Ramadan has changed a person.
I felt angry at Islam! I felt angry at a book that would tell hungry people to be hungry for thirty days. I was angry at the Quran for telling this poor woman not to drink water when always her water is dirty.
In this counseling answer: The questioner asks about sending a snack with her child to the school in case he can’t continue fasting. The counselor’s advice is: Any decision should be based on the child’s physical abilities, age, and whether it is the first year to fast or not. As-Salamu `Alaykum, If your child is not yet …
Do you think you will be more rewarded by delaying breaking the fast or hastening to break the fast? Check this.
Brother Shane is a Singaporean Chinese man. He feels so much love at the mosque from the brothers when he breaks his fast at the mosque!
A very common question asked is does toothpaste break the fast? Waleed Basyouni explains.
The fact that your heart yearns to worship Allah, to fast, to pray the long nights is in and of itself an act of worship for which Allah is giving you reward. The fact that you feel like you are missing out might in fact be giving you a lot of rewards without you even understanding it…
“In America, one person in three dies of cancer, one in three suffers from allergies, one in ten will have ulcers and one in five is mentally ill. One out of five pregnancies ends in miscarriage and a quarter of a million infants are born with a birth defect each year. Americans spend one dollar out of every fourteen for medical services. We have almost forgotten that our natural state is one of balance, wholeness and vitality.” Fallon, 2001.
Isn’t it amazing that just because Allah told us not to eat, not to drink, and not to have relations with spouse in Ramadan, that we’re able to leave these desires? Isn’t it amazing that just because Allah said that, we’re able to do mind over matter? There’s a lesson and good practice we can …
Why do we fast? We fast for Taqwa. We fast to bring ourselves closer to Allah and increase that relationship.