Who is the fasting person?

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

The fasting person is the one whose limbs abstains from sins, his tongue (abstains) from lying, lewdness and false speech, his stomach (abstains) from food and drink and his private parts (abstain) from obscenity. When he speaks, he does not speak with what harms his fasting, and when he acts he does not do what corrupts his fasting. All his speech comes out useful and righteous.

Likewise his actions are of the status of that scent that is smelled by the one who sits with the seller of musk, and likewise the one who sits with the fasting person is benefitted by sitting with him and is saved from false speech, lies, evil deeds and oppression. This is the legislated fasting and not merely abstaining from food and drink.[1] And it is (reported) in the authentic hadeeth: ”Whoever does not give up lying speech (false statements) and acting on those lies and evil actions etc., Allaah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink.” [2]

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) also said: ”In this (hadeeth) is a warning against being lackadaisical in the affair of fasting, and in another (version of this) narration the word ‘Jahl’ [ignorance, is mentioned and it means) ‘Dhulm’ (oppression)” [3]


[1] Sharh Al-Waabilus Sayyib of Imaam Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah), page:31]
[2] English Translation of Saheeh Bukhaari, vol 3, Hadeeth Number: 1903. Muhsin khan
[3] Al-Hulalul Ibreeziyyah Min At-taleeqaat Al-Baaziyyah Alaa Saheeh Al-Bukhaari Vol:2, page:121, footnote number:4]
[Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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