We will begin to experience longer and later daylight hours insha’Allah as spring eventually approaches. Take advantage of what’s left of the winter — the shorter days makes it easier to make up missed fasts.
And on Sunday, March 9, 2014 — approximately 3.5 months before Ramadhan — clocks in the US are moved forward one hour as part of Daylight Saving Time insha’Allah creating an even longer day.
Get out a calendar today. Set your intention to fast, then make a plan. Try your best to stick to it. You’ll be finished before you know it insha’allah!
P.S. Ramadhan 1435 is estimated to be approximately June 28-ish, 2014 insha’allah.
We will begin to experience longer and later daylight hours insha’Allah as we head out of winter and towards spring/summer.
And on Sunday, March 10, 2013 — approximately 4 months before Ramadhan — we set our clocks forward one hour as part of Daylight Saving Time insha’Allah.
Take advantage of what’s left of the winter — the shorter days makes it easier to make up missed fasts.
Get out a calendar. Make a plan and try your best to stick to it.
P.S. Ramadhan 1434 is estimated to be approximately July 10-ish, 2013
The days are not as short as during the winter months. But they are still manageable, fasting-wise.
Take advantage of this.
Make up your missed days from last year’s Ramadhaan. Don’t put it off until the last minute and stress yourself out.
Make a plan and stick to it. There are about 4 months until Ramadhan starts again.
Question: A man has to observe Sawm (Fast) for two consecutive months as a Kaffarah (expiation), but he wants to fast the six days of Shawwal. Is it permissible for him to do so?
Answer: You have to hasten to fulfill the Kaffarah; it is not permissible to fast the six days of Shawwal before the Kaffarah, for fasting these six days is a Nafl (supererogatory act of worship) while the Kaffarah is a Fard (obligatory act of worship) which should be carried out immediately. It should be given priority over the Sawm of the six days of Shawwal or any other supererogatory Sawm.
Question: If a person had one fast from Ramadhaan to make up, is it permissible for him to fast on a Friday?
Response: It is permissible for a Muslim to fast on a Friday if he is making up a fast from Ramadhaan, even if it is just one day.
And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Verdicts, comprising -
Head: Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;
Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 662, Fatwa No.668;
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-’Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.8966
Published: 9 December 1999