Daily-Hadith · Siyam (Fasting)

The Adhaan pronounced by Bilaal (radhi Allaahu anhu)

664. Narrated ‘Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

The Adhaan pronounced by Bilaal should not stop you from taking Sahoor, for the pronounces the Adhaan at night, so that the one offering the late night prayer (Tahajjud) from among you might hurry up, and the sleeping from amongst you might wake up. It does not mean that Al-Fajr (dawn) or As-Subhu (morning) has started.” Then he (the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam)) pointed with his fingers and rised them up (towards the sky) and then lowered them (towards the earth) like this (Ibn Mas’ood imitates the gesture of the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam)).

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 595, Vol. 1]

Source : The Book Of As-Siyaam (the fasting) – Chapter 8 – The timing of Saum (fast) begins with the dawn, and one is allowed to eat and drink till dawn, and the explanation of the dawn that marks the legal beginning of a Saum and about the beginning of the time of the Fajr (morning) prayer etc. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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The Complete, Whole Body Fast

During a conference [four] years ago, we came across the statement of Shaikh Saleh Al-Ash-Shaikh (hafidhahullaah), who said:

“Our fasting should have an impact on our limbs.

Jabir ibn Abdullaah (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said:

When you fast, your hearing has to fast, your sight has to fast, your tongue has to fast. …And do not make your fasting day like your normal day.

This is the complete fast.”

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Start fasting in Ramadaan with the sighting of new moon and to finish with the sighting of new moon

653. Narrated ‘Abdullaah bin ‘Umar (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) mentioned
Ramadaan and said,

Do not observe Saum (fast) unless you see the crescent (of Ramadaan), and do not give up Saum till you see the crescent (of Shawwaal), and if the sky is overcast (if you cannot see the crescent), then act on estimation (i.e. count Sha’baan as thirty days).

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 130, Vol. 3]

Source : The Book Of As-Siyaam (the fasting) – Chapter 2 – It is obligatory to start fasting in Ramadaan with the sighting of new moon and to finish with the sighting of new moon. If the weather is cloudy at the beginning or at the end, then complete thirty days as the period of the month. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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Not to Observe Saum for a day or two ahead of Ramadaan

657. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

None of you should observe Saum (fast) for a day or two ahead of Ramadaan, unless he has the habit of observing  Saum (Nawaafil), (and if his Saum coincides with that day) then he can observe Saum that day.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 138, Vol. 3]

Source : The Book Of As-Siyaam (the fasting) – Chapter 3 – Not to Observe Saum for a day or two ahead of Ramadaan. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Do not anticipate Ramadan by fasting one or two days before it – alifta.net

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As-Siyaam (fasting) is Junnah (protection or shield or a screen or a shelter from the Hell-fire)

706. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu):Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

As-Siyaam (fasting) is Junnah (protection or shield or a screen or a shelter from the Hell-fire). So, the person observing Saum should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should say to him twice, ‘I am observing Saum.’ “

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) added,

“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming from the mouth of a person observing Saum is better with Allaah (Subhanahu wata’alaa) than the smell of musk. (Allaah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The Saum is for Me.(*) So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.’ “

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 118, Vol. 3]

(*) (H.706) Although all practices  of worshipping are for Allaah Alone, here Allaah  (Subhanahu wata’alaa) singles out Saum (fast), because Saum cannot be practised for the sake of showing off as nobody can know whether one is observing Saum or not, except Allaah. Therefore, fasting is a pure performance that cannat be blemished with hypocrisy. (Fath-ul-Baaree, Vol. 5, p. 10).

Source : The Book Of As-Siyaam (the fasting) – Chapter 29 – To protect one’s tongue (from evil talk) while observing Saum (fast). Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by :Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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Whosoever observes Saum (fast) for one day for Allaah’s Cause ..

709. Narrated Aboo Saeed (radhi Allaahu anhu) : I heard the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam)  saying,

“Whosoever observes Saum (fast) for one day for Allaah’s Cause, Allaah will keep his face away from the (Hell) Fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 93, Vol. 4]

Source : The Book Of As-Siyaam (the fasting) – Chapter 31- The superiority of observing Saum (fast) in Allaah’s Cause by the one who has the power to do it without getting hurt (by doing so) or overlooking his duties.
Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan