When observing the case of ‘Aa.ishah (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhaa), it’s difficult [to comprehend] that she delayed making-up the [missed] fasts [of the previous Ramadhaan] until Sha’baan. So the question arises, did she not fast the voluntary fasts which were encouraged?
How are we to understand the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) encouraging ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr al-’Aas (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhu) with the fast of [Prophet] Daawood (‘alayhis-salaam), whilst he himself did not fast it despite it being the best of fasts?
We see many people who only pray during Ramadhaan, and when Ramadhaan ends, they abandon the masaajid. So what do you say to these people [O] noble Shaykh, and may Allaah reward you with good?
Reference: http://mufti.af.org.sa/ar/content/الدعاء-المستحب-عند-الفطر Question: What is the recommended supplication [to utter] at the time of breaking the fast? Response: It has been narrated that when the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would break his fast, he would say: « ذهب الظمأ، وابتلت العروق، وثبت الأجر إن شاء الله » «The thirst is gone, the veins are […]
I inform your excellency that I started my menses when I was young – approximately 13 years of age. And [thereafter] for 4 years the month of Ramadhaan passed by and I did not fast…