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What is required of you in Ramadan?

Know! O my Muslim Brother that Allah has made fasting obligatory upon us so that we worship Him doing so; (therefore) so that your fast is acceptable and beneficial (to you) be aware of the following:

Be wary of protecting your prayers: Many people who are fasting are slack in maintaining their prayers despite it […]

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The Excellence of the Fast

The Messenger of Allah encouraged the fasting of the following days

Fasting the six days of Shawwaal as the Prophet (sal-Allahu 'alyhe wa sallam) said:
"Whoever fasts Ramadan and then follows it up with (any) six (days of fasting) in Shawwaal then it would be as if he has fasted the (whole) year"
[Transmitted by Muslim […]

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The Days on which Fasting is Disliked

The one performing hajj fasting on the day of 'Arafah.
The Messenger of Allah (sal-Allahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
"The day of 'Arafah and the day of Nahr and the days of Tashreeq are the (days of) 'Eed for the Muslims and they are the days for eating and drinking"
[Saheeh transmitted by Abu […]

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Those who are not Required to Fast

One who is ill and the traveller. It is upon them to make up (for any) days (of fasting in Ramadan they missed).
Allah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) says:
"[Observing Sawm (fasts)] for a fixed number of days but if any of you is ill or on a journey the same number (should be made […]

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The Days on which Fasting is Prohibited

The two 'Eed days namely: al-Fitr ad al-Adh.haa; as 'Umar ibn al-Khattaab (radhi-yAllahu 'anhu) said:
"Verily the Messenger of Allah prohibited fasting on these two days the day of al-Fitr from Ramadan and the other day on which you eat whilst carrying out your (hajj) rites" i.e. 'Eed al-Adh.haa
[Transmitted by Muslim]
The days of Tashreeq […]

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