In Islam, ultimately, any and all forms of worship are because God told us to worship him this way. Sometimes He told us more, showed us the extra benefits, but that's just detail.
Now that being said, there are many benefits to fasting, and I'll list some in no particular order:
Earning a great reward from God: There's a narration(Hadeeth)
from Prophet ...
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-...
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 ...
Wet dreams do not invalidate Sawm (Fast) or Hajj because it is beyond human control.
Allah says in Qur'an:
Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. [Surah Al-Baqarah 2:286]
However, you should perform Ghusl if sperm is ejaculated.
Source: Wet dreams- Fasting
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, ...
Yes, you can use miswaak while fasting.
Amir Ibn Rabia narrates: “I saw Hz. Muhammad (PBUH) using a miswak
while fasting more times than I can count.”
-Sahih Bukhari Volume 003, Book 031, Hadith Number 154.
It is not makrooh when a fasting person uses a miswak or a toothbrush dampened with water according to scholars.
Imam Nawawi RA, who was one of ...
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 ...
One of my friends is actually competing (10,000m) in London this week representing Canada. He consulted with the major Ahlussunnah scholars of Toronto and they told him since he would be travelling, it was up to him whether to fast or not depending on how difficult it would be. He decided to not fast in the days leading up to his competition, and then fast ...
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
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 ...
As for the time of Iftar,
Narrated Umar bin Al-Khattab:
Allah's Apostle 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." Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 3, Book 31, Hadith 175.
Narrated Ibn Abi Aufa:
We were in the company of Allah's Apostle on a journey. He ...
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 ...
If bleeding did invalidate fast, our beloved Prophet (Peace and mercy of Allah be upon him) would never undergo cupping while fasting.
Book 30 (Fasting) :: Hadith 45
Narrated Ibn `Abbas:
The Prophet (pbuh) was cupped while he was in the state of lhram, and also while he was observing a fast.
Book 30 (Fasting) :: Hadith ...
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 ...
No, it doesn't.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his fast, for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah." Narrated 'Amir bin Rabi'a, "I saw the Prophet cleaning his teeth with Siwak while he was fasting so many times as I can't count." And narrated Abu Huraira, "...
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 ...
The woman should break the fast and make all the missed ones up after Ramadhan :)
Muâdhah, the daughter ofAbd Allah al-Adwiyyah, askedAisha:
"Why do we make up our fasts but not our prayers?
`Aisha answered: "When we were beset with menstruation, we were
commanded to to make up our fasts but not our prayers."
This is an authentic hadîth ...
1) Fasting on the day of 'Ashura is recommended by Sunni scholars (not just some Sunnis, but all) due to the following hadith:
Allah's Apostle ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of 'Ashura', and when fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day ('Ashura') or not. Link to hadith
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 ...
Bleeding, as in bleeding from a cut or a wound, does not make the fast void in and of itself. If, however, the blood loss is enough to weaken you to the point that further fasting would actually be harmful to your health, the fast should be broken; this would fall under the same general ruling as breaking your fast due to illness and making it up at a later ...
I am assuming that you are referring to Kaffarah (expiation) for fasting in Ramadan. This applies to when you intended to fast but broke it or if you had intercourse during the daytime in Ramadan.
If you did not fast at all and did not have intercourse then the expiation of freeing a slave does not apply, AFAIK, you only need to repent and make up for ...
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 ...
Yes nothing special about this days and all Hadiths are fabricated (موضوع).
At the IslamQA They answer that
Ibn Baz said
Celebrating the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan (Laylat al-Nusf min
Sha’baan) by praying etc, or singling out this day for fasting, is a
reprehensible bid’ah (innovation) according to the majority of
scholars, and there ...
It is sunnah to hasten the breaking of fast once the sun has set because Allah says in Qur'an:
Then complete the fast until the night. [Surah Al-Baqarah
The night begins when the sun sets. Therefore, when the person is overwhelmingly believes that the sun has set, then he has to hasten to break his fast.
Narrated `Umar bin Al-Khattab: Allah'...
There are some reasons why one should not pray while hungry, the one that I know of is because when you pray and you are hungry than you can not concentrate in the salat properly. The Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) said that one should hasten to break their fast as the following Hadith tells us (from Sahih Bukari ) :
Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d:
To answer the first question, if done on purpose, then yes. If not intensional, then no.
Depends on your intention according to the following extract from a fatwa:
One's fast is not invalidated by what is too hard to protect oneself
from swallowing. This includes the dust of the street, the dust of the
flour, and the like. Although smoking a ...
Sources: fatwa from islam Q&A
most scholars agree that eyeliner will not break the fast, but it would be best to wear it at night, due to caution of the possiblity of it entering your body. Also, in the blessed month of ramadan, we are encourged to give up plesures that we usually enjoy outside of ramadan.
Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may ...
First I will correct some notable mistakes in the question itself:
Also it should be mentioned in Islam fasting is a symbol of celebration
Not really, please cite this if you have any reference, fasting is either Fardh or Sunnah, and is a kind of worship, not celebration.
Fasting is Haraam in Eid Qurban and Fitr. But, it is Mustahab in Eid Mabath (...