Asalaamu’alaykum waRahmatullahi waBarakaatuhu
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (s) instructed: “Fast after you have seen it [the new crescent moon] and end the fast [i.e Ramadan, at the end of the month ] when you see it. If it is hidden from you (i.e the moon), then wait until the thirty days of Sha’ban have passed.” [Hadith Bukhari and Muslim.]
No moon was sighted on the 29th of Shaban, so inshAllah we complete 30 days of Shaban and fasting the day after. InshAllah the 1st of Ramadan is on the 1st of September…
Narrated Abu Huraira(r.a): The Prophet said: “… whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
The key thing is to fast out of SINCERE FAITH, and to HAVE THE HOPE TO ATTAIN ALLAH’S REWARD when we fast this month of Ramadan, and THEN Allah will forgive us our past sins.
InshAllah we need to fast with the above intentions, and not just fast for the sake of fasting..we must remind our selves of this hadith during our fasts in Ramadan to keep ourselves focussed on why we are fasting and motivate ourselves to strive harder to attain this forgiveness from Allah.
Ramadan Here We Come!!!
*Lets Get Busy w/the good deeds!*