Yes, it might be a bit late for this but better late than never.
[According to this lecture’s youtube page, the issues discussed include:
Intentions – are they mandatory & should they be uttered?
Innovations in the calendar! Fast begins at Fajar not 10 minutes prior.
Backbiting – *eating* the flesh of your brothers/sisters.
Avoid: TV, Internet, Social Networks, Time killers
Condition of those who only abstain from food/drink
Condition of those who fast & don’t establish prayers
Brush teeth while fasting? Can we swallow spit?.
Smelling perfume & tasting food?
Continue to fast upon waking up as a junoob – in state of janabah?]
Ramadan Issues by Abu Usamah Adh-Dhahabi
Too late to listen to this lecture?
No, I don’t think so. We all need a “pick me up” and we all need to be constantly reminded.
The main point of the lecture is how to maximise the benefits of Ramadan. It has some good points that I haven’t come across before (e.g. how some of the weak ahadeeth encourage one to be lazy).
Making the Most of Ramadan by Abu Usamah Adh-Dhahabi
I’ve noticed that many people don’t like to talk about the “punishments”. They just like to talk about the rewards because that’s “being positive”.
I wonder what would happen if they read the Quran and saw that Allah speaks about both reward and punishment, many times in back to back ayaat?
And the way of Allah is the best way i.e. to mention both sides of the picture. So, when talking about any deed we should mention 1) the virtues of doing that deed in order to encourage the person to do it and 2) the punishment for leaving that deed (if it is an obligatory deed) so as to scare the person into continuing that deed.
As I’ve already put up articles on the virtues of fasting / Ramadan, I thought I’d now put up articles / lectures to show what happens to those who do not fast in Ramadan. It is one of the major sins not to fast in Ramadan (without a valid excuse).