Heresies in Ramadan
Sayyed ibn 'Abbas Al Gulaymi
Of the violations of Ramadan:
Ramadan is the month of goodness, blessings, forgiveness and mercy. May the
person who attends Ramadan be perished if his sins are not forgiven in that
month. So, a smart person should engage himself in mentioning Allah, reciting
the Qur'an, worshipping, and staying up at night for worship, and he should
not waste his valuable time before TV or mass media that aims at directing a
person away from his Lord (Glory be to Him).
Of deniable matters: People may abandon Salah all year long, but when Ramadan
comes, they offer Salah, observe fasting, and use Sibhah (manual counter for
numbers when mentioning Allah). Then when Ramadan elapses, people abandon
Salah -and you know the ruling on the one who abandons- as if Salah was not
ordained except in Ramadan.
Of the heresies of women: Abandoning Salah except in Ramadan along with
observing fasting in Ramadan even if they are in their periods by fasting all
day long and before sunset, they break their fasts through a morsel or a
mouthful of water as they claim. Ash-Shuqayry said about them: How wonder what
they do! Allah commands them with Salah, but they disobey Allah and do not
offer Salah. Moreover, Allah prohibits them to observe fasting in their
menses, but they ordain it on themselves out of ignorance and error with no
blame, but the whole blame is on their husbands who would teach them their
right religion if they had known it; so woe to them.
Then he said:
Of big crimes: Bad temper of many observers of fasting for the slightest
reason, and their ignorance may lead them to curse Islam, leading themselves
to disbelief while they observe fasting which is meant to train souls on good
behavior and manners.
Of common heresies:
Not perfecting Qiyam, Rukhu' (bowing down), or Sujud (Prostration), or
reciting Surat Ad-Duha, Ash-Sharh, or Al Ikhlas between each four Rak'ahs or
before Witr along with raising the voice in congregation.
Of violations committed in Ramadan:
Seeing Ramadan off through rhythmical words or calling the last Friday (the
orphan Friday), or saying "we may not miss you Ramadan, O the month of the
Qur'an, the month of Tarawih, the month of keys of goodness."
Source: At-Tawhid Magazine