Let the workers work

Reference: Sifatus-Safwah – Volume 2, Page 401

Abu Bakr an-Neesaabooree narrates:

I visited Ibraaheem ibn Haani whilst he was on his deathbed. [Whilst there] he called his son Ismaa’eel and said to him: Has the sun set [yet]?

He (Ismaa’eel) replied: No.

He then said: O my father, [the likes of] you are permitted to break your fast [in such a severe situation, even] when the fast is obligatory, though your fast is [only] voluntary; Take it easy (don’t burden yourself).

Then he (Abu Bakr an-Neesaabooree) said:

{For the like of this, let the workers work}, [Soorah as-Saaffaat, Aayah 61]

…and then his (Ibraaheem’s) soul departed.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.