Eating Suhur is Sunnah. Not obligatory. As Prophet Muhammad (Salla-Allahu-Alaihi-Wa-Sallam) Says,
"Eat Suhur (predawn meal). Surely, there is a blessing in Suhur."
Source: This hadith from Bukhari and Muslim
But, Keeping Fast during Ramadan is Obligatory for every Muslim. As described in the Quran and many Ahadith of Prophet (Salla-Allahu-Alaihi-Wa-...
The complete hadith is as following:
Narrated Abu Hurairah (radiallahu ta’ala anhu): Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said,
“When the month of Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and
the gates of (Hell) Fire are closed, and the devils are chained.”
[Sahih al Bukhaari #3277]
There are many types of Shayateen with varying ...
Rules of fasting are well described Quran, in these Ayas:
يا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا
كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed
upon those before you that you may become righteous -
أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ ۚ فَمَن ...
there are 2 reasons why scholars have deemed this as breaking your fast:
one is from a hadith about vomiting volentary and involentary
the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever vomits involuntarily does not have to make up the fast, but whoever vomits deliberately let him make up the fast.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 720, ...
“Ramaḍān enters by one of two ways:”
By sighting the crescent
By completing thirty days of Shabān
Shaykh Ṣālih al-Fawzān, may Allāh protect him, explained:
The Messenger of Allāh, prayers and peace upon, said: “Begin fasting
when you sight the moon, and end fasting when you sight the moon. And
if you are unable to sight it, ...
Both quran and sunnah have explained when it is best to start fasting and to break your fast:
You stop eating when it is clearly obvious that it is fajir time or the end of sunset. You may continue eating after the first call to prayer, untill the muathin calls right before prayer, or the second athan. If you have food in your mounth or you ...
The answer lies in the Qur'an:
Translation: It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. They are
clothing for you and you are clothing for them. Allah knows that you
used to deceive yourselves, so He accepted your repentance and forgave
you. So now, have relations with them and seek ...
Allah doesn't want us to fast for the sake of keeping stomach empty or does He? The essence of fast is in giving up your needs/desires for Allah and bearing the effort of trying to over come them.
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever observes fasts
during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain
The harder you find it to fast the more reward you will get. You have approximately 6 hours of rest and you should think of the most efficient way to use your time.
Most countries do not give holidays during Ramadan and you should continue your life with your normal daily activities.
Instead of thinking about how hard Ramadan is, you should think about ...
Speak to your manager about rearranging working time over this month.
Is working from home an option?
Reserve some holiday to spend in the way of Allah - use some of your annual leave over Ramadan.(consider working half days for some days during the week etc)
May Allah make it easy for you.
Regarding Asthma Inhalers, al-lajnah al-daai'mah said:
Asthma medication which a sick person inhales reaches the lungs
through the windpipe and does not reach the stomach. It does not
constitute food or drink, nor is it regarded as similar to them.
Rather, it is similar to urethra drops, deep head and body wound
medication, kohl, enemas and ...
The majority are of the view that sahoor should stop when dawn breaks. This is the view of the four imams, and the majority of fuqaha’, and was also narrated from ‘Umar and Ibn ‘Abbaas.
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on the fast of one who hears the adhaan of Fajr but continues eating and ...
While there are clear evidences that the prophet himself prayed 11 raka'at (e.g 8 raka'at tarawih and 3 raka'at witr) for the night prayer, there is a difference of opinion regarding whether this mandates a set limit to the tarawih prayer. The two camps can be summarized thus:
Any even number of raka'at is permissible: This is based on the general meaning ...
Dates, the preferred fruit of the prophet
As Muslims, I believe we should turn to the sunnah and example of the prophet to answer such questions.
Anas b. Mâik narrates that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) used to break his fast with fresh dates before going to prayer. When fresh dates were unavailable, he would break his fast with dried dates. When ...
Just an addition to the answer provided, it is preferred to delay suhur as much as possible and hasten to break fast as much as possible.
The Prophet (S) said: "Hasten the breaking of the fast and delay the
Suhoor". [Sahih al-Jami`]
Zaid ibn Thabit reported: "We ate Suhoor with the Messenger of Allah
and then we got up for the prayer. He was ...
All the other answers (correctly) point out that fasting is wajib (obligatory) and suhoor is sunnah (in the sense that it is not obligatory, but recommended). However, more clearly, the reason you still have to fast is because of the conditions of fasting:
Being beyond puberty and possessing a sound state of mind
Having the ability to complete ...
Assalam u Alaekum Wa Rehmatullah,
When Umar Bin Khattab established 20 Rakaat prayers for taraveh except 3 Rakaat Witar. At that time there were millions of Sahaba there who knew that and no one objected so this made an "ijmaa" and infact, this is the Sunnah of Sahaba as Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:
Stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of ...
Things that spoil(break) fasting are following:
Ejaculation in a awake state (whether it happened during touching of a woman body, kissing, masturbating or alike)
Infusion (Feeding through needle)
Child-birth bleeding (nifas) or vaginal bleeding (istihada) for females
Anything else besides the aforementioned, does not ...
To some extent your question is already answered here. Were I think I could explain that the majority of scholars tend to say that it is recommended to pray compulsory or optional prayers at home. And taraweh is a sunnah/nafl prayer and therefore optional.
On the other hand the majority of scholars and madhabs consider praying taraweh in a mosque or jama'a ...
Basically an intention is made up in your mind. As for example if you want to pray a prayer you prepare yourself by thinking that you might need to perform wudu' etc. so the process basically starts in the mind, with the heart (which might guide you to do good things). In Arabic we say the niyyah is in our heart -also meaning inside ourselves-!
Breaking Fast is a Sin
First of all, fasting in Ramadan is fard (i.e. the order of Allah). One must have fast in Ramadan if the general conditions are met.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
"O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed ...
Laylatul Qadr occurs in the last ten nights of Ramadan during an odd night (i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th) because of the what we know from ahadeeth (which have been mention in other answers). However the scholars differ as to if it is fixed to one of these odd nights every year or if it changes every year to a different odd-numbered night.
Fasts are supposed to help us learn self restraint in atleast 3 desires.
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,- (2:183)
When we fast we do not indulge in any activity that would in anyway ignite or satisfy these desires.
According to a Hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari, Tarawih prayer is eight rakats. The Prophet (pbuh) led the Taraweeh Prayer for eight rakats. The Taraweeh Prayer is a sunnah al-muakkada. The shortest is two rakats and the longest is twenty rakats. However, during the time of Umar b. Abdulaziz, the people of Medina observed the Taraweeh Prayer for thirty-six ...
It is ok to do Taraweeh at your house, for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not do it all the time in Jama'ah (for fear it may become Fardh).
For further information see this (Arabic). and here is the translated version in (English)
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 187:
Permitted to you on the night of the fasts is the approach to your
wives. They are your garments. And ye are their garments. Allah
knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to
you and forgave you; so now associate with them and seek what Allah
Doing sehri before fasting is a sunnah of our beloved Prophet S.A. Many scholars said that without sehri, the fasting could be considered as a fast, but the rewards will not be similar to the fasts with Sahar.
So, the answer is YES, fasting without sahr is considered as a fast. But, accepting the fast is with the hands of Allah(Subh). He looks in to all our ...