The virtue of fasting ‘Ashoora’

I heard that fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ expiates for the past year, is this true? Does it expiate for everything, even major sins? What is the reason for venerating this day?. Praise be to Allah Firstly: Fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ does expiate for the past year, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of … Continue reading The virtue of fasting ‘Ashoora’

Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year

Praise be to Allah Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is the ruling on congratulating people on the occasion of the Hijri new year, and how should one reply to a person who offers congratulations? He replied: If someone offers you congratulations, then respond to him, but … Continue reading Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year

Virtue of fasting six days of Shawwaal

Praise be to Allah. Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six days will have recorded for him a reward … Continue reading Virtue of fasting six days of Shawwaal

When should a Muslim start fasting six days of Shawwaal?

Praise be to Allaah. You can start fasting six days of Shawwaal from the second day of Shawwaal, because it is haraam to fast on the day of Eid. You can fast the six days at any time during Shawwaal, although the best of good deeds are those which are done soonest. The standing committee … Continue reading When should a Muslim start fasting six days of Shawwaal?