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It is reported that on the first night of Ramadân, ‘Umar – Allâh be pleased with him – would pray Maghrib, then say (to the people):

Sit down. Then he would give a small address: Verily the fasting of this month has been made a duty upon you, and standing in night prayer has not been made a duty upon you, but those amongst you who can stand in prayer should do so, for it is from the extra good deeds about which Allâh told us: so whoever cannot stand in prayer, let him sleep on his bed.
And beware of saying: I will fast if so and so fasts and I will stand in night prayer if so and so stands in prayer. Whoever fasts or stands in night prayer, he must make this for Allâh. And you should know that you are in prayer as long as you are waiting for a prayer.
Minimize any vain or false speech in the houses of Allâh (mosques; he said this two or three times). Let none of you fast a few days before the month (in order to avoid missing the beginning of the month; he said this three times). And do not fast until you see [the crescent of the new month] unless it is overcast. If it is overcast, count [the previous month] as 30 days. Then do not break your fasts until you see the night upon the mountain (i.e. you are sure the sun has set).
‘Abd Al-Razzâq Al-San’ânî, Al-Musannaf article 7748.
Translated by Owais Al-Hashimi

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The Moon. One of Allaah’s سبحانه و تعالى most beautiful and magnificent creations.

Do you know the significance of the moon?

Aside from the scientific phenomenon associated with it, the moon is how Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ordained the measurement of the passage of time to be. Our entire calendar is based on the cycle of the moon. One full cycle equals one month, and twelve cycles one year.

Most of you must be familiar with the Sunnah of fasting three days every lunar month; the 13th, 14th and the 15th. Do you know what’s so special about those three days and why it was selected?

Those are Al-Ayyam al-Beed, meaning The White Days. They are called Al-Ayyam al-Beed because those are the three days in which the moon is full. And the nights are bright because of the moonlight.

There are many ahadith on the virtue of fasting three days a month, and which makes it clear that one can observe Saum on any three days of the month, and that it is not necessary to fix these days.

However, it is more meritorious to observe Saum on 13th, 14th and 15th of each lunar month because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم has so ordained it. He himself also used to take special care of these dates and observe Saum on them, as is evident from the forthcoming ahadith.

– Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه reported: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If you want to observe Saum on three days in a month, then fast on the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth of the (lunar) month.”

[Imaam an-Nawawi’s Riyad us-Saaliheen – Chapter 230 – Hadith 1262].

– Qatadah bin Milhan رضي الله عنه reported: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم directed us to observe Saum (fasting) on the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth of the (lunar) month.

[Imaam an-Nawawi’s Riyad us-Saaliheen – Chapter 230 – Hadith 1263].

– Ibn `Abbas رضي الله عنهما reported: It was the practice of the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم to not to omit fast on the `bright days’ whether he was staying at a place or on a journey.

[Imaam an-Nawawi’s Riyad us-Saaliheen – Chapter 230 – Hadith 1264].

Many feel that fasting is only restricted to Ramadan, but that is not so. Fasting in general and voluntary fasting in particular is a great act of worship. It can be [and should be in some cases] performed at any time and at any place except when not recommended.

It is a worship that draws the believer closer to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى and closer to perfection.

So my brothers and sisters, fast an extremely hot day, to avoid an even hotter day .. and prepare yourself for a time when no food or water will be there. For what you send forth now will be what aids you then.

Multiply your reward by reminding your family and friends insha Allaah!

Taken from: Writing on Parchment


Note: For the Hijri Month Shaaban 1438 , the white days will fall on:

      Wednesday: Shaaban 13 = May  10 ☆  2017

Thursday: Shaaban 14 = May 11 ☆ 2017

  Friday: Shaaban 15 = May 12 
☆ 2017

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New Years day, what is there to celebrate? Why not reflect?
Concerning The Celebration of The New Year’s Day | Shaykh Muhammad Ali Ferkus hafidhahullah –



From Ferkous.com
Reflections On Death And What Are You Celebrating? | 

Rasheed Barbee hafidhahullah – http://germantownmasjid.com/reflections-on-death-khutbah-back-to-basics-seminar-rasheed-barbee/

From GermanTownMasjid.com 
The Passing of Another Year Is Nothing To Celebratehttp://mtws.posthaven.com/the-passing-of-another-year-is-nothing-to-celebrate

From MTWS.PostHaven.com
Ruling on Celebrating the End of the Islamic Year | Shaykh Sālih bin Fawzān al-Fawzān – http://safeshare.tv/v/ss568239ace1572
~ Happy New Year ?

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan hafidhahullah:


If we are not allowed to celebrate the Islamic new year then how can we justify celebrating the pagan new year?
How Could A Muslim Celebrate New Years? | Shaykh Muhammed ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen (1421AH – Rahimahullah) – http://mtws.posthaven.com/how-could-a-muslim-celebrate-christmas-and-new-years-by-shaykh-uthaymeen

From MTWS.PostHaven.com 
Accepting gifts at Christmas, New Year and other festivals: From Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Uthaimeen, Ibn Bāz. – Abu Khadeejah hafidhahullah – http://www.abukhadeejah.com/accepting-gifts-at-christmas-new-year-and-other-festivals-from-ibn-taymiyyah-ibn-uthaimeen-ibn-baz/

From AbuKhadeejah.com 
Celebrating Holidays of Non-Muslims | Permanent Committee – http://alifta.net/Fatawa/FatawaChapters.aspx?languagename=en&View=Page&PageID=10776&PageNo=1&BookID=7

From Alifta.Net 
Congratulating Kafirs On Their Celebrations | Permanent Committee – http://alifta.net/Fatawa/FatawaChapters.aspx?languagename=en&View=Page&PageID=10777&PageNo=1&BookID=7

From Alifta.Net
Acts of Misplaced Loyalty: Following the Non-Muslims’ Calendar – http://www.bakkah.net/en/acts-of-misplaced-loyalty-followin-the-non-muslims-calendar.htm

From Bakkah.Net
A reminder benefits the believer.

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