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Not just an empty stomach

all about the auspicious and holiest month of Ramadhan in Islamic calendar. it is also the month where Allah (God) will grant every do’a (supplication) from a fasting Muslim. yes, Allah will not deny any do’as in this month. Muslims are encouraged to take advantage of this.

to fast for Muslims is about not eating and drinking from dawn till dusk. now that is NOT the only thing a Muslim needs to observe. Muslims around world must also watch their speech, to only say good things and avoid gossiping or swearing. better still, to keep quiet and talk when needed. they have to fast their ears, hearts, minds and in fact, the whole body. refraining oneself from doing anything (bad) that one does normally in other months. “purity of both thoughts and actions is important.” it’s a month of self reformation!

since young, i have learned from religious teachers of another basic aspect about fasting. we are not allowed to insert ANYTHING into our bodily cavities eg ear holes, nostrils, mouth, genitalia and anus, during the day while fasting. it also means NO SEX.

so when my internal ears are itchy, i’ll rub my tragus against my meatus, since it’s not allowed to used cotton buds to dig. hehe. here’s a picture to show.

last sunday, during my religious class, my ustaz (teacher) revealed another thing about inserting objects into our cavities. it caught me by surprise cause i didn’t expect that. according to ustaz, putting on earphones and inserting earphones are two different things. one is still okay and the other is prohibited.


this one is okay as the ear pieces are not inserted into the auditory canal.


this one is a no-no! how do you put this on? you need to insert it into your ear canals, right? and so if you still do, your fast will be considered as batal (null).

hmmm…i think this one is better, ya? not inserted into any cavities at all! haha but if you’re gonna use these earpieces, you’d better be listening to Quranic verses. ok! you’ll get rewarded for that. but if you choose to listen to rock, pop, hip hop music etc, let me tell you that you’ll get nothing. now, we want to collect as much rewards and blessings from Allah, don’t we?

guys, Ramadhan is also a month where we “are to slow down from worldly affairs and focus on self-reformation, spiritual cleansing and enlightenment; this is to establish a link between themselves and God through prayer, supplication, charity, good deeds, kindness and helping others.”

it’s not easy but definitely it is not THAT difficult to give it a try. yes? for me, Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah). the past 3 days of fasting, i seemed to be able to control myself and avoid impurities as much as i could. i hope i can be like this throughout the whole month.

like what our elders used to tell us when we were young, “Sapa tak puasa tak boleh hari raya tau!” (Those who never fast, can’t celebrate Hari Raya!)

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  1. August 3, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I disagree with the Ummah being too focus with issues like this. I think teaching Muslims THINK like Muslims is far more important. For example: Rather than worrying about what goes into your ears during Ramadan, a Muslim must know why he or she cannot celebrate Birthdays even for their children.

    • August 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm

      THAT is another matter, EB. I was referring to what makes our fast batal. It’s partly important, too. Cos if ur fundamentals are non-existence, forget abt doing something advanced. Sometimes we forget the simplest things that counts a lot.

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