Most people do gain weight during Ramadan. Ramadan is filled with all sorts of potential bad eating habits. Of course one does not need to follow the bad eating habits during Ramadan, but it is the easiest (and often the most enjoyable way) to spend the month.
Here are some trouble points during Ramadan that you can work on now and try to continue into the months after Ramadan is over.
I’tikaf means staying in the mosque for a specific purpose, which is to worship Allah for a certain number of days in accordance with the believer's own wish. It is prescribed in Islam and is mustahabb (recommended) according to the consensus of the scholars.
The time for I'tikaf could be anytime when one is allowed to fast. The best time is the month of Ramadan, especially, the last ten days.
I have heard that fasting can affect the quality and quantity of milk in breastfeeding women and that it is therefore better not to fast. Does this apply to all breastfeeding women or only for those with newborns?
Asalaam Alikum Sister,
When Should Children Be Encouraged to Fast?
It is encouraged that children observe fasting when they reach the age of seven, if they are physically capable of bearing it.
Some Muslim scholars state that the child should be physically disciplined if he does not fast by the age of 10, which is the same rule that is applied to prayer.
The day of doubt is the 30th day of Sha`ban. It is given that name because there is a doubt regarding the number of days of the month of Sha`ban; they may be 30 or 29. There are also some texts forbidding fasting the one or two days preceding Ramadan. In the hadith, "Do not precede the month of Ramadan with one or two days of fasting, unless it is the habit of any of you (i.e., the person is not specifying these days but ordinarily fasts on them and the few days before them)."
Assalamu-alaikum. My question relates to the holy month of Ramadan.
It is my understanding that due to the length of the Islamic year, Ramadan appears to happen about 10 days earlier every solar year. In all places on the Earth other than the equator, this means the time we must fast each day gets shorter or longer (as sometimes Ramadan falls in the summer, sometimes in the winter etc).
Are there any particular foods one should stop consuming the month before Ramadan?
When our bodies are healthier it is easier to digest fats, metabolize sugar, use nutrients we consume and eliminate toxins from our system.