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Admonition of Ramadan: Don’t Waste your Fasting!

Admonition of Ramadan: Don’t Waste your Fasting!

Dont Waste your Fasting

All praises be to Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his companions.

Dear Brother! Don’t you remember the burning heat you felt when you stepped over a cigarette stump? You burned your foot, didn’t you? Or, you might remember any heat of the worldly fire that burned some parts of your body? How did you feel that time? Didn’t you feel hurt, hot, and sad?

Don’t you know that the heat you’ve felt is too little and too light to be compared with the Hellfire?

نَارُكُمْ هَذِهِ الَّتِى يُوقِدُ ابْنُ آدَمَ جُزْءٌ مِنْ سَبْعِينَ جُزْءًا مِنْ حَرِّ جَهَنَّمَ. قَالُوا: وَاللَّهِ إِنْ كَانَتْ لَكَافِيَةً يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ. قَالَ: فَإِنَّهَا فُضِّلَتْ عَلَيْهَا بِتِسْعَةٍ وَسِتِّينَ جُزْءًا كُلُّهَا مِثْلُ حَرِّهَا . متفق عليه

” This fire of yours that men used to burn (thing, -ed) is just one seventieth of the heat of the Hellfire.’ The companions spontaneously said, “O Messenger of Allah, by Allah, this fire is enough to hurt the wicked ones (why it must be multiplied)?”. He replied, “(No), indeed, the heat of the Hellfire is sixty nine times hotter than the fire of this world.” (Muttafaqun ‘alaih)

Remember how hot was the fire that burned your skin. Then try to think, the heat that you’ve felt to be multiplied into seventy times, how would it feel?

What do you think your skin and your body would be, if it stung by so hot a fire? What it would feel to be stung by a seventy times hotter fire?
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Question and Answer: Measure of Zakat fitr

Measure of Zakat fitr

Question:

“What is the measure of zakat fitr in Ramadan?”

Answer:

It seems like what the questioner meant was zakat fitr in the month of Ramadan. What must be spent is one sha’ (measurement unit) of the citizen’s staple food, whether in the form of rice, wheat, dates, or other food; it applies for men and women, free man and slave, children and adult, of the muslims as mentioned in an authentic hadith from the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- regarding that matter. Therefore, it is compulsory for people  to spend their zakat before they perform the Eid prayer. It is also alright for them to spend it one or two days before Eid. As for the measure, it is approximately equal to 3 kilograms.

Source: Fatwas of Sheikh Ibn Baz, first part. Author: Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdullah Ibn Baz

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