He wants to continue fasting so that he can give up smoking .
06 Aug 2012 10:12 GMT
 
direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

It is proven in as-Saheehayn that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The best kind of fast is the fast of Dawood.” According to another version: “There is nothing better than the fast of Da (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">But the best advice for each individual is that he should choose for himself the naafil acts of worship that he is able to do and persist in, and he should not take upon himself that which will prevent him from doing (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">So look at what you are able to do and strive to do it; seek to do naafil acts of worship that are proven in reports from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), with regard to fasting and other deeds (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">With regard to giving up smoking, that is a good thing and we encourage you to go ahead with it; be determined and be firm with yourself concerning it. There is no doubt that fasting will help you to a great extent w (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">See also the answer to question no. 47565

Praise be to Allaah.  

There are many Sunnahs of fasting, including the following: 

Praise be to Allaah.

Taraaweeh prayer is not obligatory for women, and it is (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">It is not clear from your question what the excuse is for which you have stopped fasting in Ramadan, but one of two scenarios must apply:

1.     That it is because of a legitimate shar‘i excuse such as menses, sickness, travel and the like, for which Allah has permitted  breaking the fast. In that ca (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed">Based on that, you have to repent from what you have done and make up those days that are required from you. They do not have to be done consecutively; you can divide them however you want so that it will not be too (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed"> 

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