Ramadan Advice: Fasting, Materialism & Time Management


In this lecture, Imam Suhaib Webb gives Ramadan advice to Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive students on fasting, materialism and time management.

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  1. z says:

    story of the pole = tears

    manshallah May Allah reward him with Jannah Ameen.

    tks for sharing

  2. Elfatih says:

    And whoever opposes the Messenger after guidance has become clear to him and follows other than the way of the believers – We will give him what he has taken and drive him into Hell, and evil it is as a destination. (115) An-Nissa’

    I seek Allah’s protection to you and me from the fire, dear Shiekh

  3. umm yusuf says:

    Masha’Allah a wonderful reminder with so many gems for one to reflect on-alhamdulillah. Barak’Allahu feek :-)

  4. Kaminari says:

    suhaib webb meant when u r concerned about ur look ur body there are two ways to measure ur concern.

    As Allah will ask us how we used our youth/health on the day of judg. that shows us that we should be concerned about being healthy and havin enough energie, to fast, to pray, to read, to have good sex, to make hajj, to teach, to lead,to earn money to spend and becoming independent as Allahu as-Samad and he loves those who like to be like his attributes; to let ppl take advantage from ur power. This concern is a healthy concern and the effect of it is being beautiful by the light in ur face and a strong beautiful body.

    Other ppl may be concerned about feelin youthful because it is trendy to feel like it and if u dont do it, u r of low level,I see many girls at work with hijab being busy wit the lil mirror to see if everythin is fine and that every minute their concern is directed to what Suhaib Webb critized for such ppl I recommend the officail video of

    LOWKEY – MY SOUL on youtube, even suhaib webb may like it.

    Salamo

  5. Amina says:

    Can you tell me who the book “branded” is written by?

  6. Anon says:

    As Salamu Alaikum,

    Does anyone know if it is forbidden or makruh to give food to the needy during the day in ramadan, bearing in mind that we are fasting?

    Jazakum Allahu khairan
    Usama

    • muslimah says:

      do you mean the needy who are muslim? i don’t think it’s haram or makruh to give to the needy because Allah loves charity, but if the needy are muslims, i think that’s okay as well,because maybe they wouldn’t be able to get iftaar, and the food you give them could be their iftar,

      • Anon says:

        Jazak Allahu khairan. Just regular people actually, not necessarily Muslim. I read in a fatwa that it is best not to entertain non-Muslim friends with food during the day in Ramadan, out of respect for the sanctity of the month.

        Is simply donating money as meritorious in the sight of Allah as handing out food, or is the letter more praiseworthy?

        • muslimah says:

          honestly ukhti i’m not sure, but both donating money and feeding people are very good in Allah’s sight

          Abu Huraira related that the Prophet said: The Lord’s commandment for every one of His slaves is, ‘Spend on others, and I will spend on you’. (Bukhari, Muslim)

          (this would be a sign of donating because you’re spending your money to help others)

          but also,

          Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: A man asked the Prophet ,
          “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?”
          The Prophet replied, ‘To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know
          (Sahih Bukhari)

          so honestly both are praiseworthy
          & forgive me if i’m wrong, and Allahu A’lam :)

  7. Chrysalis says:

    Loved the message! SubhanAllah…

  8. T Hoss says:

    Could someone please clarify the statement at 39:25? I know a brother who suffers from involuntary release of a small amount of najis, who was told by ‘ulema that he needed to wash before every prayer. Obviously he should follow the stronger opinion, but if this opinion is strong it will make it easier for him inshAllah.

  9. Reed says:

    If someone has naturally low blood pressure and fasting makes that person faint and dizzy throughout the day so much so that s/he just remains mostly in bed, is fasting during Ramadan a requirement?

  10. Amina says:

    can anyone help me? when i watch long videos here they stop half way and i can not see the rest, youtube and everything working ok, i can watch there but not on this site. its driving me crazy, im not very good with computers but the red line (when its faint) when i pause the video goes right to the end but i still cant get past about half way. and if it means anything its the same on all computers in my house.

  11. Ibrahim says:

    Ma sha Allah, great lecture! Jazaka Allah kheir

    btw, can anyone tell me where can I get the maqamat (chant) at the end of the video?
    thank you

  12. Derrick Peat says:

    One of the best lectures I have ever I have listened to in my life, by Allah.

  13. Syed J. says:

    Assalam alaikum Shaykh Suhaib,

    Masha Allah, one of the best lectures I have ever I have listened by Shaykh Suhaib since a long time now. I personally felt that Shaykh Suhaib includes a lot of ‘jokes’ in the speeches lately which is not ‘really necessary’.

    Listening to this speech it reminds me of the Shaykh Suhaib which i used to listen to 2006 and years before that..

    Jazak Allah Khair,
    Syed J.

  14. Junnah says:

    Mashallah! I am a Muslim anthropologist and Imam Webb, you are correct. If people would pay attention to the patterns we could better identify with what’s going on.

    For example, biological anthropology proves that human infants have a gestation time of almost eighteen months. That’s right, it takes almost a year after birth for the human infant to catch up with every other mammal infant on the planet. Think about it. Baby cows and horses and cats and dogs are up and toddling about within hours or days after being born. Human infants? Not for months.

    And yet American society continues to push an agenda of getting mothers “back to work” within six to nine weeks after giving birth. That’s absurd! I’m not against women working, but unless there is some sort of a dire need and the woman absolutely must work to keep herself and her family from starving it’s not worth it, not for at least the first year.

    That first year is absolutely crucial, yet we let the almighty dollar and social norms convince us to do the craziest thing: take our helpless infants and leave them in a room full of other helpless infants and one or two minimum-wage employees. The majority of those infants will receive either soy or cow’s milk based formulas, both of which infants are not designed to digest as well as mother’s milk (of course there are exceptions, I’m talking in general).

    And yet, if we are Muslim but don’t understand the biological human condition we might mistakenly concede that it’s a good idea for women to put their kids in daycare as soon as possible. Or we might insist that women stay home and care for their children but be unable to explain WHY, which just leads to an atmosphere of paternalism and accusations of oppression.

    Astaghfirullah, let me get off my soapbox there. My point is, anthropology and other forms of social science will do this ummah good, provided we don’t associate them with Allah (audhubillah).

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