Prophet Muhammad pbuh advice to Pakistani muslims: Please avoid four things
Today August 14, sixty five years ago Pakistan won freedom for its countrymen and women to have the liberty to practice their faith freely without the yoke of other oppressive religions and laws emanating from their rulers.
Prophet Muhammad pbuh gave advice for muslims at large which if followed by Pakistanis it will rectify the the precarious position of self destructing towards which they are relentlessly moving:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: The Prophet said:
“Whoever has (the following) four characters will be a hypocrite, and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy until he gives it up. These are:
(1 ) Whenever he talks, he tells a lie;
(2) whenever he makes a promise, he breaks it;
(3) whenever he makes a covenant he proves treacherous;
(4) and whenever he quarrels, he behaves impudently in an evil insulting manner.”
(See Hadith No. 33 Vol. 1) (Book #43, Hadith #639)
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IS FASTING A RITUAL OR A MEANS TO AN END?
to read the complete article that was published elsewhere regarding the essence of Ramadan
In Ramadan: Fasting Recompensed Without Measure
“Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without measure.” [Surah Az-Zumar: Ayat 10]
WHEN TO BREAK THE FAST IN RAMADAN?
Sahih Muslim Book 006, Number 2421:
‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:
When the night approaches and the day retreates and the sun sinks down, then the observer of the fast should break it. Ibn Numair made no mention of the word” then”.
لا تصوموا حتى تروا الهلال ، ولا تفطروا حتى تروه ، فإن غم عليكم فاقدروا له
“Do not commence fasting (Ramadan) till you see the new moon, and do not cease fasting (perform Eid) till you see it. But if the weather is cloudy, or there is a smog in the sky (which prevents sighting of the moon), then complete 30 days of the month.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 256]
In another narration, the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said,
الشهر تسع وعشرون ليلة ، فلا تصوموا حتى تروه ، فإن غم عليكم فأكملوا العدة ثلاثين
“The month sometimes is of twenty-nine days, but do not fast till you see the moon. But if the weather is cloudy or there is a smog, then complete thirty days of the month.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 256]