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Acts that are Prohibited, Permitted, Recommended & Discouraged During Ramadhaan – Course 3

Course Duration 02 : 24 : 32

As Muslims, we must know about Ramadan rules. There are certain acts that are prohibited, permitted, recommended, and discouraged according to Ramadan rules. This episode is based on the things to do during Ramadan, and we will tell you about each class of the acts and categorize them according to Ramadan rules.

Prohibited and Discouraged Acts: Ramadan Rules Course

Ramadan rules come with the prohibition of some acts. The acts that invalidate the fast are prohibited. These acts are:

  • Eating or drinking during fasting. Allah says in the Quran: “Eat and drink until the white thread of dawn appears to you distinct from its black thread; then complete your fast till the night appears.” (Al Quran 2:187) Any act that makes you swallow something is also prohibited. For example, taking too much water into the throat during wudhu so it may gulp in. Taking medicines is also prohibited.
  • Kidney dialysis or something that takes the blood out, purifies it, supplements it, and returns it is also prohibited.
  • Sexual intercourse, masturbation, and any other activity that causes the discharging of something from the body. Of course, some categories like pregnancy, post-natal bleeding, menstruation, etc., are excluded. We are only talking about deliberate actions. Allah says for the fasting person: “He has left his food, drink, and sexual desires for my sake.”
  • Deliberate vomiting also invalidates the fast.
  • Letting out blood, cupping, or something similar is also prohibited.

Acts that are permitted

There are certain acts that may be carried out due to necessity. According to Ramadan rules, the following acts are permitted while fasting:

  • Swallowing saliva. Ataa’ said, “The swallowing of saliva does not break the Saum (fast).” (Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.3 chapter 25)
  • Gargling the mouth with water without the water entering the throat. Al Hasan said: “There is no harm for the person observing Saum (Fast) rinse his mouth with water and cool his body.” (Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.3 chapter 25)
  • Putting water in nostrils but not too much as may enter the throat. Prophet (PBUH) said: “Exaggerate in sniffing water unless you are fasting.” (Sunan Abu Dawood Hadith 2366)
  • Use toothpaste for brushing the teeth without swallowing it.
  • Vomiting unintentionally.
  • Having a wet dream.
  • Bathing
  • Kissing and embracing the spouse without doing something prohibited.
  • Being in a state of sexual impurity without committing sexual intercourse.
  • Tasting food without swallowing it.
  • Wearing perfume.
  • Taking injections that don’t contain nourishment as a treatment.
  • Withdrawing blood for testing.
  • Applying cream or lotion.
  • Use nasal or ear drops without letting them enter the throat.
  • Per vaginal investigation.
  • Insert a scope or instrument in the body for medical purposes.

Recommended Acts

The recommended acts according to the Ramadan rules include:

  • Fasting every day of Ramadan. Prophet (PBUH) says: “Whoever believes in Allah and his Messenger, establishes regular prayer, and fasts the month of Ramadan, then it is incumbent upon Allah to enter him into Paradise.”
  • Give Zakat if it is due on you. It is one of the 5 pillars of Islam.
  • Abstain from all the haram things.
  • Eat Suhoor even if you aren’t fasting, as it is full of blessings.
  • Increase your Dhikr.
  • Perform all the Faraa’idh.
  • Seek forgiveness from Allah. Prophet (PBUH) said: “May a man upon whom Ramadan enters and then passes, before he is forgiven, be humiliated.” (Jami At Tirmidhi Vol.6 Hadith 3545)
  • Make dua before Iftaar.
  • Search for Laylatul Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan.
  • Use the Siwaak
  • Avoid the prohibited and makrooh activities.
  • Avoid the common mistakes during Ramadan, Iftaar, and Suhoor.
Enroll in Ramadan – A Date with Dr Zakir Course to learn more with Dr. Zakir Naik