Friday, August 20, 2010

Hadith of the day: When I am Observing The Fast

Abu Hurairah (Radi-Allahu Anhu) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (Sall-Allahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

"When any one of you  is observing fast on a day,
he should neither indulge  in obscene language
nor should he raise the voice;
and if anyone reviles him or tries to quarrel with him
he should say,   'I am observing fast.'"

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

This Hadith has already been mentioned
and is repeated here for its being relevant to this chapter.

We learn from it that during the fasting not only food,
drink and sex are prohibited but the improper use of the tongue
and the other organs of the body as well. When one is observing fast,

he should neither use abusive language nor talk foolishly
nor tell lies nor make obscene conversation
nor indulge in backbiting nor quarrel with anyone.

If someone provokes him, he should keep himself quiet
and remember that he is observing fast
and he has to abstain from such things.

As far as possible, he should keep his tongue
engaged in the remembrance of Allah
and recitation of the Qur'an.