Thursday, September 04, 2008

7 - Niyyat for Fasting‏

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ASKED OBTAINED FROM ISLAMIC LAWS BOOK OF AYATULLAH AL-UZAMA SAYYID ALI AL-HUSAINI AL-SEESTANI DAMA DHILLUHU (unless otherwise indicated) (Q) If a person is not sure whether it is the last day of Sha’baan or the first day of Ramadhan, if he decides to fast on that day, what Niyyat is he required to keep? (A) If one doubts whether it is the last day of Sha’baan or the first day of Ramadhan then the fast on that day is not obligatory. However, if one wants to fast on that day he cannot do so with the intention of observing the Ramadhan fast, but if he makes an intention that if it is Ramadhan then it is the Ramadhan fast and if it is not Ramadhan then it is qadha’ fast or some other fast like that, his fast will be valid. But it is better to observe the fast with the intention of qadha’ fast or some other fast, and if it is known later that it was Ramadhan then it will automatically be Ramadhan fast. And if he learns on the same day before Maghrib that it is the first day of Ramadhan, then he should convert the intention to the Ramadhan fast. (Q) Is a person required to make Niyyat for fasting every night during the month of Ramadhan for the next day’s fasting? (A) A person can make niyyat every night of the holy month of Ramadhan that he would be fasting on the following day, and it is better to make niyyat on the first night of Ramadhan that he would fast throughout that month. (Q) What is the last time a person is allowed to make Niyyat for fasting in the month of Ramadhan? (A) The last time for making niyyat to observe a fast of Ramadhan for a conscious person, is moments before the time of adhan for fajr prayers. (Q) If a person forgot to make Niyyat for fasting in the month of Ramadhan at night and he sleeps and does not wake up until the next morning after the sun has already arisen, can he make Niyyat then and fast? (A) If a person sleeps before the time for fajr prayers in Ramadhan without making a niyyat, and wakes up before zuhr to make a niyyat of fast, his fast will be in order. But if he wakes up after Zuhr, as a precaution, he should continue with the abstinence with the niyyat of qurbat and then give its qadha’ also. (Q) What is the position of a fast of a person who makes Niyyat at night to fast the next day in the month of Ramadhan, then he goes to sleep and does not wake up until after Maghrib? (A) If a person makes a niyyat before the time of Adhan for Fajr prayers to observe a fast, and then goes to sleep, and wakes up after Maghrib his fast is in order. (Courtesy of Br Yusuf G Kermali)

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