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Post by *LosT* on Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:17 am

Assalam o alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
JazakALLAH KHAIR for reading..!

1. Continuous fasting.

Ab Hurayrah said,
'the Messenger of Allh (sallAllhu 'alayhi wa sallam) prohibited
continuous fasting whereupon one of the Muslims asked him, "but you do
it O Messenger of Allh!" He replied, "who amongst you is like me? I
spend the night with my Lord, He giving me food and drink." But when the
people persisted in fasting continuously, he fasted continuously with
them for a day, followed by another until they saw the new moon upon
which he said, "if the moon had delayed in appearing I would have made
you fast more." This was a punishment for them because they refused to
stop continuously fasting.'
[Bukhr and Muslim]

Continuous fasting was prohibited because it weakens the person and
emaciates his body by reason of something other than worship. As for the
Messenger of Allh (sallAllhu 'alayhi wa sallam) then if it is
literally true that his food and drink was with his Lord, he cannot be
said to have fasted continuously; but if 'food and drink' is a phrase
used to denote the strength of his closeness and communion ( uns) with
his Lord and the joy he felt at this closeness, then this takes the
place of food and drink in revitalizing his strength, indeed this uns is
better than food and drink in this respect,

Indeed I fasted from worldly pleasures my entire life
And the Day that I meet you will be its breaking

For surely I find the delight of fasting for You within my soul
And not in the satisfaction of eating or drinking

2. Kissing

'آ'ishah (radiyAllhu 'anh) said,
'The Messenger of Allh (sallAllhu 'alayhi wa sallam) would kiss and
embrace while fasting but he was more able than you in restraining his
[Bukhr and Muslim]

Therefore whoever is old, able to control his desires and hence not ruin
his fast, there is no harm in his kissing. If one is young and not sure
that he can control his desires, it is disliked for him to kiss due to
his subjecting his action of worship to the danger of something that
could break it.

3. Cupping

It is authentically reported that the Messenger of Allh (sallAllhu
'alayhi wa sallam) was cupped while fasting. [Bukhr] Anas was asked,

'did you consider cupping to be disliked for the one fasting?' He
replied, 'no, [we only considered it disliked] if it caused weakness.'

Hence whoever is physically weakened by cupping, it is disliked for him
to do so, because in his weakened state he is more likely to break fast
or find the action of fasting extremely difficult for him and hence
become averse to it.

4. Applying Kohl.

Anas would apply Kohl while fasting.
[Ab Dwd and ibn Hajr said the isnd had no fault.]
al-A'mash said,

'I never saw any of our companions disliking the application of Kohl for
the one fasting.' Ibrhm [an-Nakha'] would allow the one fasting to
apply aloes to his eyes.
[Ab Dwd]

Having said this, it is safer not to apply it so as to steer clear of
the difference that the scholars have concerning this issue.

5. Snuffing the nose during ablution

The Messenger of Allh (sallAllhu 'alayhi wa sallam) said to Laqt bin Sabrah,

"perform the ablution well, wipe between the fingers and exert yourself in snuffing the nose, unless you are fasting."
[Ab Dwd]

So he prohibited from exertion when snuffing the nose while fasting, the
reason for this is that through exertion one puts his fast to risk
[because the water could reach the back of the throat].

Allh knows best.

[Actions which nullify the fast are eating and drinking deliberately;
making oneself vomit; menstruation and post-natal bleeding and sexual

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Post by Noor'e Sahar on Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:33 am

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Jazak Allah khair

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