Lesson Two: The Rulings of Fasting – Abu Idrees Muhammad Khān

Abu Idrees Muhammad Khān

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[02/03/2024] Lesson Two: The Rulings of Fasting – Abu Idrees Muhammad Khān حفظه الله. Lesson series at Masjid As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah, Aston, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this lesson:

  • Benefits from Shaykh ‘Arafāt al-Muḥammadī (حفظه الله):
  • Obligatory and non-obligatory fasts. 
  • The two categories of obligatory fasts, with examples.
  • Examples of recommended fasts.
  • Evidence from the Qur’ān and Sunnah for the obligation of fasting the month of Ramaḍān.
  • Virtues of fasting.
  • The meaning of fasting being a shield. 
  • Those upon whom fasting is obligated/the conditions of fasting.
  • Clarification that though a non-Muslim is not requested to fast, he is not exempt from punishment on the Day of Judgement for leaving it off.
  • The signs that a boy/girl has entered into adulthood. 
  • That which is upon the one with a terminal illness and the one who hopes to get better. 
  • That which is upon the woman in the state of menses or post-natal bleeding. 


  1. Regarding the signs of adulthood, coarse pubic hair was mentioned, is there another type of pubic hair?
  2. What is upon a brother who has been unable to fast for ten years due to being sick and has not paid the fidyah during this time?
  3. What is upon the breastfeeding and pregnant woman?
  4. If a man and woman are in the state of janābah and woke up after Fajr, can they continue to fast?
  5. Regarding the fidyah, can a person pay the thirty days to one family if he cannot find thirty poor people?

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