Punishment for not fasting

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Punishment for not fasting

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Answer

Saaiduna Ibn Abbas Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said: “The bonds of Islam and the basis of religion are three on which Islam was founded.  Whoever gives up one of them becomes a kafir and thereby it is permissible to shed his blood: the testimony that there is no God but Allah, the prescribed prayers and fasting in Ramadhan.  (Majmaul-Zawaaid p.48 v.1)

Saaiduna Abu Umamah Al Bahilii Radiallahu Anhu narrates that he heard the Prophet of Allah Sallallhu Alai Waslam saying: “Whilst I was sleeping two men came to me and took me by the arm and brought me to the cragged mountain.  They said ‘Climb up’, I said ‘I cannot’, they said ‘we will make it easy for you’.  So I climbed up until I was at the top of the mountain.  Then I heard loud voices.  I said, ‘What are these voices?’ They said ‘This is the howling of the people of Hell’.  Then I as taken until I saw people hanging by their hamstrings, with the sides of their mouths torn and blood pouring from their mouths.  I said ‘Who are these?’ He said, ‘These are the people who broke their fast before it was time’ ”.  (Sahih Ibn Khuzaimah & Sahih Ibn Hibban)

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Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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