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12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

12 Fatwas on Ashura and Muharram

It is Muharram; the first month of the Hijri year, one of the sacred months (al-ash-hur al-hurum) and a month that features the great occasion of `Ashura’. In this folder, we answer some of your questions about the status of this month, its fasting and some practices and misconceptions associated with it. What Is the …

Fasting is Food for the Soul

4 Reasons How Fasting is Food for Soul

The activity of fasting entails immense spiritual benefits that lay the foundations for the spiritual uplift. Since we are often unaware of these benefits, this article aims to briefly introduce how, ironically, fasting is food for the soul.

Fasting the Day of Eid: Why Is It Forbidden?

Fasting the Day of Eid: Why Is It Forbidden?

Wa `alaykumAs-Salamuwa RahmatullahiwaBarakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is not mentioned in any hadith that Satan fasts on the day of Eid. But it is confirmed that the Prophetforbade us from …

Having Fun on Eid: What Is Allowed?

Having Fun on Eid: What Is Allowed?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this Fatwa: 1- Eid is supposed to be fun 2- The Prophet allowed two girls to sing using duff. 3- The Abyssinian kids were dancing with their spears and …

When the Day of Arafah Coincides with Saturday: Should We Fast?

When the Day of Arafah Coincides with Saturday: Should We Fast?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: If it happens that the Day of Arafah—or any other recommended day for fasting—falls on a Friday or Saturday, it …



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