I'thikaaf has to be on LAST ten days !!!
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Date: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 11:28 PM
Subject: I'thikaaf has to be on LAST ten days !!!
(BISMILAAHI R'RAHMAANI R'RAHEEM)
Dear Brothers & Sisters
Assalaamu Alaikkum wa Rahmathullaahi wa Barakaathu hu
Today (Tuesday) is the 21st day of Ramdhaan, as per the moon-phases,
which Noble Quraan says as showing the dates. But for many Muslims
the date is only 20th and for still others in India, Pakistan the date is only 19th !!
We are quoting a hadeeth for your perusal:
حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْحَنْظَلِيُّ، وَابْنُ أَبِي عُمَرَ، جَمِيعًا عَنِ ابْنِ عُيَيْنَةَ، - قَالَ إِسْحَاقُ أَخْبَرَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ، - عَنْ أَبِي يَعْفُورٍ، عَنْ مُسْلِمِ بْنِ صُبَيْحٍ، عَنْ مَسْرُوقٍ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، - رضى الله عنها - قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا دَخَلَ الْعَشْرُ أَحْيَا اللَّيْلَ وَأَيْقَظَ أَهْلَهُ وَجَدَّ وَشَدَّ الْمِئْزَرَ .
'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that
when the last ten nights began
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) kept awake at night (for prayer and devotion), wakened his family, and prepared himself to observe prayer (with more vigour).
eference: Sahih Muslim 1174 (The Book of I'tikaf)
In-book reference: Book 14, Hadith 8
Please note the words highlighted.. How did they know when the LAST TEN began ?? Without knowing the duration of the month, it is not possible to know exactly the LAST ten days.
Also note that the Prophet (Salallaahu alaihi wa sallam) never observed I'thikaaf for 9 or 11 days, even though it was started on 20th Fajr on some years and on 21st Fajr on rest of the years. But, each time EXACT TEN days - neither one day short nor one day more. ALLAAHU AKBAR !
From the above hadeeth it is very much clear that the Prophet (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) and the Sahaba (RA) knew in advance when the LAST ten days started. Or in other words, they (RA) knew in advance whether the month has 29 days or 30 days !!
In other words, they (RA) did not wait till the night of 29th to ascertain whether the month has 30 days or not, as being practiced by the majority of Muslims at present.
It is crystal clear that starting the new month after seeing the SETTING moon on the West is a Bid'ah and it is very unfortunate that majority of Muslims still follow this Bid'ah.
They do not realise that in a calendar there should be only one date for a day of the week. If 1st Ramdhaan is on Wednesday, all people having Wednesday must take 1st as their date. But, in the present scenario, 1-09-1436 fell on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This is not acceptable and following such a system is blasphemy on Islaam. Almighty Allaah has certified Islaam as "Perfect and Complete". Majority are making it imperfect and incomplete. NAUDUBILLAAH !
Many may get agitated when we say the truth. But, if we too keep silent when a Hijri date falls on 3 days of the week, we too become participants in the Bid'ah. ASTAGFIRULLAAH !
This Ramdhaan started on Wednesday. The first waxing crescent was seen on Wednesday sun-set, after the day-light part of the first of Ramdhaan, was over. One can count 29 visible phases till Wednesday (15th July) Fajr and no waning crescent will be seen on Thursday (16th July) which is the Day of Conjunction. Thus "Ayaaman Maududaatin" for this Ramdhaan is 30 days.
All those who lost one or two days out of this "Ayyaaman Maududaatin" must repent and fast for the lost days. In order to stress the importance of "Ayyaaman Maududaatin", we are giving below the meanings, for your ready reference:
"Maududatin" comes from the root word "Ayn-Dal-Dal" and the meanings are : to count, number, reckon, make the census of. addun - number, computation, determined number. adadun - number. iddatun - a number, prescribed term, counting, to count
So it goes without saying that the determined number of days or prescribed term have to be spent on fasting. Almighty Allaah will not make some people to fast for 30 days and some to fast on 29 days. HE the Almighty is Most Just.
Eidul Fitre is on Friday (17th July) for all the Muslims throughout the world.
May Almighty Allaah accept all our good deeds and forgive our sins and provide all of us with a place in Jannathul Firdouse. Aameen
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