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The Definition of Fasting – Ibn Uthaymeen

Shaykh ibnu Uthaymeen said:

Fasting linguistically means: الإمساك

(To refrain and abstain from something)

This meaning is found in Allah’s saying:

{And if you see any human being, say: verily i have vowed a fast for the Most Merciful (Allaah) so i shall not speak to anyone today} [Maryam #26]

Meaning: I (Maryam) have vowed to refrain from speaking so i will not speak to anyone today.

Religiously it means: A form of worship for Allah by refraining from that which nullifies the fast from the second fajr (dawn/daybreak) to maghrib (sunset).

Fataawaa ibnu uthaymeen p421

The Situation of the One who Meets Allah, Without Ascribing Partners to Him

The Prophet (sallaaAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever meets Allah without ascribing partners to him will enter paradise, and whoever meets Allah ascribing partners to him will enter the Hell Fire”

Source/Book: Saheeh Muslim #93

Note: Ascribing partners to him also means worshiping others besides him.

What Are Allah’s Rights over His Slaves?

The Prophet (sallaaAllahu alayhi as sallam) said:

Allah’s right over his slaves is that they worship him alone and not to ascribe any partners to him”

Collected by: Al-Bukhaari #2856 & Muslim #30

Note: Do not give any of Allah’s rights to anyone or anything besides him, doing so will go against the purpose of our creation and lead a person to the worst and biggest sin.

Provision & Taqwa (righteousness)

Allah says:

{Take provision for indeed the best provision is Taqwa}

Surah Al-Baqarah verse #197

Taqwa is righteousness; that you obey Allah and stay away from disobeying him, and seek his reward.

Seeking Knowledge is an Obligation Upon Every Muslim

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.”

Source/Book: Sunan Ibn Majah #224

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Shaykh Al-Albani