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  1. awesome reminder…jazakAllahu khayr…. “The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “No servant fasts on a day in the path of Allah except that Allah removes the Hell Fire seventy years further away from his face.”[Bukhari and Muslim]”

    subhanAllah!

  2. Baraka Allahou fikom!!!
    Wallahi it’s a very nice article, genious and encouraging to make one self rethink of his “bad” habits in Winter, may Allah forguive us!!!

  3. Assalam alaikum wa ramatulah wa barakatuh,

    Jazak Allahu khayr, subhan Allah, alhamdulilah!

    Woderful reading before I will start my work day.

    Salam.

  4. Assalam Alaikum. this is an interesting article, but I have a doubt. You referred to the ‘David’s fast’- is there any authentic hadeeth that validates this kind of extreme worship? I had read that the Prophet PBUH never advised any worship (except on special occassions like the laylatal qadr) that taxed one beyond capacity and he said he himself fasted some days and did not fast on others, and yet he was the most righteous amongst us. Could you please validate this? Jazakalla khair

    • your concern is valid and i hope i can explain…the author says “…if you’re really brave…” while talking about the fast of David. Also, the Prophet (SAW) never advised extreme worship but that is referring to things people do in which they are trying to out-do the Prophet (SAW). We are allowed to do the things he did and he also did the fast of David. Our limit for worship is where the Prophet (SAW) drew the line-we stop where he stopped. The author is basically saying that if we are able to do it, then fasting is a great way to come closer to Allah but as with all Nafl acts, no one is forced to do it if they can’t or even if they simply don’t want to. hope that clarifies things for you=) 

  5. Jazakallahu Khairan for this much needed article! The hadith abt fasting makes you want to start fasting immediately! Subhanallah, i cannot get over how much Allah (SWT) loves us!

  6. oh there is actually a slight confusion in one part of the article:

    “There is as much as a gap of 8 hours after Isha so one can pray Tahajjud and sleep or sleep first then wake up early and pray tahajjud.”

    The night prayer is called Qiyam ul-Layl and the term Tahajjud specifically refers to the night prayer done AFTER waking up from sleep. So if someone prays the night prayer BEFORE going to sleep, it is not called Tahajjud.

  7. “The best season to a believer is the winter, its nights are long for those who wish to pray, and its days are short for those who wish to fast.”
    I’m amazed how you found the perfect antidote of winter-blues! May Allah help us act upon it too.Ameen

  8. awww I wish we have winter here… Im right on the Equator… sunny throughout the year…. All praise to Allah, who has made this world so diverse… :)