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Section : Fasting, eating a pre-dawn meal.All Muslims agree that it is preferred to eat a pre-dawn meal and that there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah said: "Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings in it." This is related by alBukhari and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.130.

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Section : Fasting, what would fulfil the sunnah of eating a pre-dawn meal.The sunnah would be fulfilled by eating a small or large quantity of food, or even just by drinking a sip of water. Abu Sa'id al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah said: "The pre-dawn meal is blessed, so do not neglect it … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.130A.

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Section : Fasting, the time for the pre-dawn meal.The time for the pre-dawn meal is between the middle of the night and dawn. It is considered best to delay it (that is, as close to dawn a possible). Zaid ibn Thabit reported: "We ate the pre-dawn meal with the Messenger of Allah and then we … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.130B.

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Section : Hastening in breaking the fast.It is preferred for the fasting person to hasten in breaking the fast when the sun has set. Sahl ibn Sad reported that the Prophet said: "The people will always be with the good as long as they hasten in breaking the fast." This is related by al-Bukhari and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.131A.

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Section : Supplications while breaking the fast and while fasting.Ibn Majah related from 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'Aas that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said: "A fasting person, upon breaking his fast, has a supplication that will not be rejected. When 'Abdullah broke his fast he would say: "O Allah, I ask of You, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.132.

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Section : Refraining from performing any actions that do not befit the fasting.Fasting is a type of worship that draws one closer to Allah. Allah has prescribed it to purify the soul and to train it in good deeds. The fasting person must be on guard against any act that may cause him to lose … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.132A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.133.

Section : Fasting, using the tooth stick [brush].It is preferred for the fasting person to use a tooth stick or a brush. There is no difference if he uses it at the beginning or the ending of the day. At-Tirmizhi affirms that: "Ash-Shafhi did not see anything wrong with using a tooth stick [brush] during … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.133.

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Section : Fasting, being generous and studying the Qur'an.Being generous and studying the Qur'an is recommended during any time, but it is especially stressed during the month of Ramadan. Al-Bukhari recorded that Ibn 'Abbas said: "The Prophet was the most generous of people, but he would be his most generous during Ramadan when he would … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.133A.

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Section : Fasting, striving to perform as many acts of worship as possible during the last ten days of Ramadan.Al-Bukhari and Muslim record from 'Aishah that during the last ten days of Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah would wake his wives up during the night and then remain apart from them (that is, being busy … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 3, Zakaat and Fasting, Fiqh 3.133B.