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If a person denies the obligation of the fast, he becomes a disbeliever. Its obligatory status is confirmed in the Qur'aan and numerous ahaadeeth of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. 

As for the one who believes in the fast but does not fast, there is a hadeeth which states, 

عرى الإسلام وقواŸ....
posted by Seifeddine-M on 15th May 2018 - 0 comments

The disease of hasad is very dangerous for one's religion and feelings of brotherhood. If a person has such a disease, he should do what he can to remove it. Taataay has suggested the following steps to help remove hasad from one's heart:

(1) The person should remind himself of the evil effects of hasad, both with respect to this life and the Hereafter. When he sees how it hurts his friendship and interaction with others - how he cannot even approach them with a cl....

posted by Seifeddine-M on 14th November 2013 - 0 comments

With respect to that feeling of hasad, people can be divided into the following categories:

(1) There are some people who actively work to remove that bounty from the other person, without necessarily destroying the bounty itself. By their speech and their actions they will wrongly do whatever they can to bring an end to the other person's blessing from Allaah.

(2) There are others who do not just seek to remove that bounty from the other person, but t....

posted by Seifeddine-M on 13th November 2013 - 0 comments

According to Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen رحمه الله, one of the strong signs that a person is inflicted with the disease of hasad is that he always tries to conceal the virtues and goodness of others. He does not like it when others talk about the good that a person has done. He remains silent and pretends like he does not know of the good that the other one has done. [1]

A true believer who is free of hasad likes it when good t....

posted by Seifeddine-M on 12th November 2013 - 0 comments

This disease of the heart and the sin which is known as hasad was one of the first sins ever committed. It was one of the main things that drove Shaytaan away from his Lord. In fact, two aspects drove Shaytaan to the horrendous situation that he is in today: pride and envy.

Shayaan was jealous and envious of Adam عليه الصلاة و السلام because of all of the special blessings....

posted by Seifeddine-M on 11th November 2013 - 0 comments