a. His Guidance in Fasting Ramadhan:
of a witness. In caseAccording to his guidance he (peace be upun him) would only begin the fast of Ramadhan after a verified sighting of the new moon or the evidence it was not sighted and without a witness he would complete 30 days of Sha`baan.
If the new moon could not be sighted on the 29th of Sha`baan due to clouds, he (peace be upun him) completed thirty days of the month. He (peace be upun him) did not fast on the day of doubt, or tell anyone to do it.
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "The guidance of Allah's Messenger (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) in Ramadhan was the most complete and perfect for achieving the desired objective with ease. Fasting Ramadhan was made obligatory in the second year following the Hijrah, so at his death he (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) had fasted nine Ramadhans.
Imam Ibn al-Qayyim continued,
"The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) used to hasten to break the fast [at sunset] and ordered the people to do so. He (Peace and blessings of Allah upon him) also used to delay his suhoor and encourage others to do the same.
The Book of Allah is the rain that brings forth true life on Earth.
I bear witness that there is no deity besides Allah—alone, who has no partner, no equal; Lord of the Messengers, Creator of the heavens and the earths. I bear witness that Muhammad is His devoted-servant and His Messenger sent with a Clear Book that separates guidance from misguidance, deception from righteousness, and conjectures from certainty.
While Maryam (Mary), may Allaah exalt her mention, was praying in her place of worship, an angel in the form of a man appeared before her. Filled with terror, she tried to flee, praying (what means): "…'Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if you should be fearing of Allaah.' He said: 'I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy [i.e., son].' She said: 'How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?' He said: 'Thus [it will be]; your Lord says: 'It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.''" [Quran: 19:18-21]
The Role of the Sunnah towards the Quran:
The Sunnah cannot dispense with the Quran: Allah Almighty chose Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) as His Prophet and selected him to deliver His final message. The Quran was revealed to the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) in which Allah commanded him to obey everything that was ordered of him; that is, to convey and explain His message to the people.
Q 1: If a neighbor is a Kafir (non-Muslim), but he never disturbs me with regard to ‘Ibadah (worship); is it permissible to give him from the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) and from the ‘Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn)? Respected Shaykh, we hope you will clarify this issue for us.
A: It is permissible to give a Kafir from the meat of an Ud-hiyah or ‘Aqiqah, as a way of showing kindness to the neighbor and fulfilling our Islamic duty as neighbors. May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions!
Respected Shaykh, many people think that observing Sawm (Fast) on the Day of ‘Arafah (9th of Dhul-Hijjah) is to be accompanied by observing Sawm on the eighth of Dhul-Hijjah; please advise?
A: The Day of ‘Arafah can be fasted separately, which has a great merit as Allah (Exalted be He) expiates by it the sins of the year before and after it. As for pilgrims, it is impermissible for them to observe Sawm on the Day of ‘Arafah because the Prophet (peace be upon him) stood on that day without observing Sawm.
Source: Fatwas of Ibnaz
A- The Prophet's guidance (peace be upon him) regarding food:1- He never refused food and never asked for a certain food. Nothing of the lawful foods were given to him but he ate it unless he hated it (out of a personal instinct). Then he would abandon it without prohibition and he never forced himself to eat it something he hated. Moreover, he never criticized food but if he desired it, he would eat else he would leave it as he left the eating of Dabb (a type of lizards) which he had never eaten it before.
a. His Guidance in Relieving Oneself
When entering the toilet he (peace be upun him) would say:
“O Allah, I seek refuge with you from evil and evil ones."
And upon coming out he (peace be upun him) would say: “I seek Your forgiveness.”
He (peace be upun him) usually urinated while squatting.
He (peace be upun him) sometimes cleaned himself with water, sometimes with stones and sometimes used both.
He (peace be upun him) used his left hand to clean himself.