Dr. Zakir Naik: Fasting with the Right Intention (Video)
Dr Zakir Naik: The things which are Fard for a person who fasts as I mentioned earlier one of them is to abstain from things that break the fast i.e. food, drink and having sexual relationship but besides this one another important factor is, is the intention, is the Neeya…
Yusuf Chambers: So Dr Zakir Naik what are the common errors committed by Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan
Dr Zakir Naik: The other common errors committed by Muslims in the month of Ramadhaan that is fourth category is
No. 1 is that many of the Muslims they stay awake the full night and then they sleep in the day and they do the normal activities in the night time and sleep in the day time they are converting day into night and night into day and the whole purpose of fasting is defeated.
Dr Zakir Naik: To welcome month is good Alhamdulillah and our Prophet always informed that the people about this month and as I mentioned earlier that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws)
its mentioned in Musnad Ahmad Vol. no. 2 page no. 230 Hadith no. 7148 which is also repeated, it is mentioned in Sunan Nasai ch. no. 5 Hadith no. 2106 that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws), he used to always tell the people when the month used to approach, when it used to come the Prophet used to tell in advance
“O people the blessed month of Ramadhaan is approaching you and Allah (swt) has ordained for you that you fast in this month and the gates of heaven will be open and the gates of hell will be closed and the Satan will be chained and in this month is the night of Qadr which is better than a thousand months and if you will be deprived of the Sawab, of the blessings you are really a deprived person.”
So the Prophet used to welcome this month. He used to wish other people. So same way today if you wish others the Prophet said the blessed month is approaching. If someone says Ramadhaan Mubarak, this Ramadhaan Mubarak is more often said in the Indian subcontinent by the Indians, by the Pakistanis because this word Mubarak, ‘barka’ is an Arabic word, barka means blessing and it is nothing but blessed month but when the Indians and Pakistanis, when they use the word Mubarak it is more of a sought of congratulation. When someone passes an examination they say Mubarak in Urdu which is derived from the Arabic word Baraka so when Ramadhaan comes they wish Ramadhaan Mubarak. Saying that it is the blessed month or a sought of congratulating and wishing each other that the blessed month is approaching. So according to me its not a Bidaah, you can welcome the month, it’s a good thing that they are calling this month a blessed month and you are informing other people, reminding them that in this month is a lot of blessing. So according to me it’s not a Bidaah. But how you wish, the words you choose that is Muba, that’s optional. Like in Indian subcontinent we use the word Ramadhaan Mubarak, in the Gulf countries they use Ramadhaan Karim so all these words are good, the holy month or the blessed month or the month of forgiveness so the choice of words is yours. But the Prophet Muhammad (saws) he used to say to the people that O people the blessed month of Ramadhaan is approaching. So I feel people should wish each other and they should remind each other about this blessed month.