Fasting till night fall
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I have a question regarding Ramadan.In Quran , Sura Baqarah Vars 186, God Says, complete your fasting till night. I have a question, why do we open at magrib time.
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Fasting till night fall
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 187:Permitted to you on the night of the fasts is the approach to your wives. They are your garments. And ye are their garments. Allah knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so now associate with them and seek what Allah hath ordained for you; and eat and drink until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread; then complete your fast till the night appears; but do not associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the mosques. Those are limits (set by) Allah; approach not nigh thereto. Thus doth Allah make clear His signs to men that they may learn self-restraint.
When the sun sets, it is considered the beginning of the night in Al-Islam.
Your Question: I have a question, why do we open at magrib time.
As soon as the sun is completely set, it signals the beginning of nightfall in Islam. Besides, the best person who understood and implemented this Aayah upon himself and the believers, was the person of the noble Messenger of Allah, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws); and he understood and implemented the above command of Allah Subhanah and broke his fast as soon as the sun was set.
Abu Ayyub al-Ansari narrated that the Prophet (saws) said, "Pray the sunset prayer (Magrib) when the fasting person breaks his fast, and when the stars are about to appear."
Related by Ahmad in his Musnad.
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