Tag: Intention

The Lofty Position of Making Intention for Fasting

Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah [d. 728 AH] said: “There can be no doubt that having an intention for fasting is obligatory, for if one fasted without an intention, he could not expect to be rewarded. This is because reward only follows [the actions] we intend. Similarly, we will be rewarded for the [ḥarām] actions we choose to leave for Allāh. However, if it had not even occurred to an individual to actively and with pre-emptive thought, abandon an action, he would not be punished or rewarded. Just as if he intends to leave something for Allāh but engages in it due to forgetfulness; this...

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