Why can’t we fast after the middle of Shaban, you ask? Because there exists a hadeeth that seems to prohibit it.
We should do two things when we find any hadeeth:
1) Find out its authenticity.
2) Find its explanation.
So, what is the status and explanation of this hadeeth?
Here are three fatwas that explain this issue:
Start fasting before Ramadan??
Our bodies need to get used to it before Ramadan. The first few days of fasting are difficult and tiring. We shouldn’t let those first few days be the first few days of Ramadan!
Also, those who need to make up their fasts (either due to illness, traveling, menses, postpartum bleeding, pregnancy or nursing) should do so before Ramadan. Otherwise, there will be a sin on them for delaying it.
Want to know about all the rulings related to Ramadan but in audio form?
Alright then, here we go. Here’s a comprehensive series on that.
186 Rules for Ramadan By Waleed Basyouni
[Note: There’s something wrong with the order of the rules. It’s fine until the middle where he jumps a few numbers…]
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