- Surah Faatihah prevents the Wrath of Allah Ta’ala
- Surah Yaaseen prevents the thirst of the Day of Qiyaamah
- Surah Dukhaan prevents from the terrors of Qiyaamah
- Surah Waaqiah prevents from poverty
- Surah Mulk prevents from the punishment of the grave
- Surah Kauthar prevents from the disputes of adversaries
- Surah Kaafiroon prevents from kufr at the time of Maut
- Surah Ikhlaas prevents from nifaaq (hypocrisy)
- Surah Falaq prevents from the hasad (jealousy) of envious people
- Surah Naas prevents from waswaas (the shaitaan who cast evil thoughts in the mind). (Al-Kanzul Madfoon) (Allaamah Suyuti)
According to the Hadith, a person who himself seeks and takes revenge for a wrong perpetrated against him, is left to himself. Allah Ta'ala does not aid him.
But one who adopts Sabr and assigns his affair to Allah Ta'ala, Allah takes revenge on his behalf. Thus, the way of acquiring Allah's aid is to adopt Sabr.
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Whoever adopts tawaadhu (humility) for the sake of Allah, Allah will elevate him.”
Humility is a condition of the heart. It is not an external display of etiquette and respect. It is the condition of the heart that makes a man believe in his inferiority. He believes all others to be better than him. Someone asked Hadhrat Yusuf Asbat (rahmatullah alayh) the definition of tawaadhu. He replied:
“When you emerge from your home, then whomever you meet, you will regard him to be better than you.”
Such true humility is the opposite of takkabur (pride) and is the root of true brotherhood and unity.
- If dust or smoke goes down the throat of their own accord, the fast will not break.
- Eating and drinking forgetfully will not break the fast.
- The application of surmah to the eyes will not break the fast.
- At the time of gargling the mouth, some water slipped down the throat while one was conscious of being in the state of fasting. This will break the fast.
- Vomiting will not break the fast. However, if the vomiting was deliberately induced and a mouthful is vomited, the fast will break.
- Oil poured into the ear will break the fast.
- If blood from a bleeding mouth is swallowed, the fast will break. However, if the quantity of blood is less than the saliva, the fast will not break.
- If something was merely tasted without swallowing it, the fast will not break. However, to do so unnecessarily is Makrooh and sinful.
- If the fast of Ramadhaan was accidently nullified, then too, it will be Waajib to remain as a fasting person throughout the day. Accidental breaking of the fast does not render eating and drinking permissible. Qadhaa of the fast will have to be kept.
- Breast-feeding a baby does not break the fast.
- Applying eye drops into the eyes does not break the fast.
- Taking an injection does not break the fast.
- The introduction of a liquid form of medicine into the private organs – male and female – breaks the fast.
- Inhaling snuff will break the fast.
- Inzaal (the emission of semen – mani) as a result of a man’s kissing and caressing his wife, but without indulgence in sexual intercourse, breaks the fast. Such caressing during the fasting period is not permissible.
- Inzaal during sleep, during the fasting period (i.e. daytime), does not break the fast.
- Inhaling of smelling salts breaks the fast.
- A fast ended under the mistaken notion of the sun having set, has to be repeated (qadhaa is to be made).