Introduction to the Fiqh and the book
-Continuation of the intro to Fiqh
-Discrepancy in the order of the ‘pillars of Islam’ narrated by Ibn Umar Radia Allahu anh
-Kitab Al-Sawoum: The Chapter on Fasting
-Definition of Fasting (Linguistic and Sharee)
-The reason worships need intentions. Proof for intention.
-The ‘obligation of Ramadan’ and the proof
-When did Ramadan become obligatory.
-The stages of obligatory fasting in Islam
-Rule of Usool al-Fiqh pertaining to abrogation
-Ramadan becomes obligatory when its moon is witnessed
-Definition and origin of Ramadan
-Is it permissable to say #Ramadan or must you say the ‘month’ of Ramadan?
-Definition of Hilal – Crescent in Arabic
-Using telecopes and similar means to sight the moon.
-Going by calculations instead of sighting.
-The only two methods to sighting the moon
-If the moon is not sighted on the night of the 30th, they must break their fast the following day
-Days start for fiqh on the night before.
-The ruling on fasting the day of doubt
-The wisdom behind deterring from fasting the day(s) of doubt
-Exception to fasting the day of doubt
Authors statement: (If one can’t see the moon on a cloudy night or due to a sandstorm, they must fast the following day)
-Is it a must that we fast the 30th day of Shaa’aban if we can’t see the moon due to a sandstorm or clouds as the author implies?
(opinions and proof)
Explanation of: “If the people of one land sight it (b: meaning: whenever sighting it is positively proven in one land) then all people are required to fast.”
Does each country go by its own sighting, or must the world follow the first country that declared the sighting?
-The dispute in detail with proof.
Whose testimony is accepted for sighting of the moon?