Friday, August 20, 2010

Hadith of the day:I am observing 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.