The Book of Fasting: From Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar’s “Buloogh al-Maram Min Adillatil-Ahkaam.” Explanation of Shaikh Al-Fawzaan entitled: “Tas-heelul-Ilmaam bi Fiqhil-Ahaadeeth min Bulooghil-Maraam.” (Volume 3). These classes are based upon that explanation with additions and abridgements.
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Part 1: What is Fasting? Some simple regulations and virtues.
Part 2: Is it allowed to fast a day or two before Ramadaan begins?
Part 3: The Moon Sighting, the intention to fast for obligatory fast and optional fasts. The forbiddance of using calculations for the beginning and end of Ramadhaan. What about moon sightings in different countries? Is it allowed to have a country-specific moon sighting?
Part 4: The Iftar, Sahoor & Food (1) – What does one break his fast with? When does one break his fast and when should he start fasting before Fajr? The types of foods to eat to maintain health.
Part 5: Continual fasting & Food (2) – Continual fasting without breaking the fast in the evening: Is that from the Sunnah? The types of foods to eat to maintain health. How should I plan my eating habits in Ramadaan so that I feel better and worship better?
Part 6: If a person speaks rudely and behaves insolently and ignorantly whilst fasting, then what has he gained from his fast? Is it allowed for a man to kiss, touch and cuddle his wife whist fasting?
Part 7: Blood cupping (hijaamah), blood flow, blood transfusions, etc. whilst fasting; The use of antimony (eye-kohl) whilst fasting; Liquids entering the throat through the nose and eyes.
Part 8: Whoever eats and drinks during the fasting hours forgetfully; Children and fasting.
Part 9: Whoever vomits unintentionally or deliberately; Fasting whilst travelling and on a journey; Regulations of breaking the fast for the traveller.
Part 10: Kissing one’s wife and touching her whilst fasting; What does the breastfeeding and pregnant woman do? Make up or pay a fidyah (an atonement)? If a husband and wife have sexual relations whilst fasting deliberately or forgetfully: What is the expiation? The fast of a menstruating woman and post natal bleeding.
Part 11: More detail: If a husband and wife have sexual relations whilst fasting deliberately or forgetfully: What is the expiation? What if a man has relations with his wife and wakes up at fajr sexually impure (janaabah)? The next of kin making up the fast for a dead relative who has fasts to make up.
To be continued insha Allaah…