*Clear Proofs Why Our Children Should Fast*
 Bismihi Ta`ala

*CLEAR PROOFS WHY OUR CHILDREN SHOULD FAST.*

The major prescription of Ramadhaan is fasting. It is compulsory and incumbent on every muslim male or female, girl or boy that have attained the age of puberty. Allah Ta`ala says in the Noble Qur-aan: 

‘’O you who believe, the fasts have been enjoined upon you as they were enjoined upon those before you, so that you may be God fearing.’’(2:183) 

Reported in Bukhari that the beloved prophet Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam replied to a Bedouin when he asked: ‘’What Allah has prescribed obligatory on me as far as fasting is concerned?’’. The beloved prophet SAW replied: ‘’The whole month of Ramadhaan.’’(Bukhari)

فَقَالَ أَخْبِرْنِي مَا فَرَضَ اللَّهُ عَلَيَّ مِنْ الصِّيَامِ فَقَالَ شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ إِلَّا أَنْ تَطَّوَّعَ شَيْئًا
بخاري

That is why fasting is a very important injunction and has been made farz and obligatory for adults(attained puberty) whole Ramadhaan. The main objective is to attain Allah Ta`ala`s pleasure and Taqwa. 

Imaam Bukhari mentions the saying of Rasouloullah SAW in his Sahih Bukhari: 

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَفَعَهُ مَنْ أَفْطَرَ يَوْمًا مِنْ رَمَضَانَ مِنْ غَيْرِ عُذْرٍ وَلَا مَرَضٍ لَمْ يَقْضِهِ صِيَامُ الدَّهْرِ وَإِنْ صَامَهُ وَبِهِ قَالَ ابْنُ مَسْعُودٍ
بخاري
Abu Hurairah r.a. refering to the saying of Rasouloullah SAW: ‘’One who misses one fast of Ramadhaan without any valid excuse or sickness, then even if he would fast whole of his life, even then he would not be able to compensate for that missed fast.’’(Bukhari)

Although a missed fast(woke up without intention of fasting) need only a replacement after Ramadhaan, but the gravity of leaving a fast without valid excuse is irreparable and cannot be imagined. Such that we may fast whole life, but we will not be able to equal to ONE FAST OF RAMADHAAN. 

We may also say that ONE FAST of Ramadhaan equals to more than a whole life of Fasting! 

Hence muslims men and women should not be negligent to fasting of Ramadhaan since it is a very important injunction. Sad to hear that students and some other muslims are not fulfilling full fast of Ramadhaan. Adults should fast and encourage his environment to fast. 

As such one need to preserve one `s fast from sins, discussion and futile talk. If someone want to quarrel, then tell him ‘’I am fasting’’ 2 times and then leave him.(Bukhari). 

*In fact sahabahs were very strict in fasting such that they would encourage their children also to fast. The sahabas used to encourage their children to fast by preparing some toys and gift them when the children used to cry out of hunger.(Bukhari)*
*
وَنُصَوِّمُ صِبْيَانَنَا وَنَجْعَلُ لَهُمْ اللُّعْبَةَ مِنْ الْعِهْنِ فَإِذَا بَكَى أَحَدُهُمْ عَلَى الطَّعَامِ أَعْطَيْنَاهُ ذَاكَ حَتَّى يَكُونَ عِنْدَ الْإِفْطَارِ
بخاري

When children will keep fast then they will be respectful muslims tomorrow to fast even 19 hours! 

As far as salaah is concerned, the beloved prophet SAW said: ‘’Order your children to perform salaah at 7 years of age. Then have recourse to corporal punishment when they are 10. And also separate their beds at 10.’’(Abu Dawood)

*Basing on this Hadith, Fuqaha treated Fasting and other prescriptions of Islam same as salaah.*
*
( وَإِنْ وَجَبَ ضَرْبُ ابْنِ عَشْرٍ عَلَيْهَا بِيَدٍ لَا بِخَشَبَةٍ ) لِحَدِيثِ " { مُرُوا أَوْلَادَكُمْ بِالصَّلَاةِ وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ سَبْعٍ ، وَاضْرِبُوهُمْ عَلَيْهَا وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ عَشْرٍ } " قُلْت وَالصَّوْمُ كَالصَّلَاةِ عَلَى الصَّحِيحِ كَمَا فِي صَوْمِ الْقُهُسْتَانِيِّ مَعْزِيًّا لِلزَّاهِدِيِّ وَفِي حَظْرِ الِاخْتِيَارِ أَنَّهُ يُؤْمَرُ بِالصَّوْمِ وَالصَّلَاةِ وَيُنْهَى عَنْ شُرْبِ الْخَمْرِ لِيَأْلَفَ الْخَيْرَ وَيَتْرُكَ الشَّرَّ َ
شامي
*
As such children that are 7 years old should be  ordered to start fasting. We did a schema that may work to upbring our children properly according to sunnah insha Allah.

5-6 years old: HALF DAY FAST with gifts rewards.

7 years old: 5 Days fast for Ramadhaan with a big gift, given on completion of 1st whole fast.

8 years old : 10 days fast for Ramadhaan with gifts. 

9 years old: 20 days Fast for Ramadhaan with gifts

10 years old: Should fast whole Ramadhaan. 

Because puberty is almost after that age, then a child of 10 years or older should fast whole month of Ramadhaan.

Note: If puberty reaches a girl at 9, then she will need to fast whole month. 

Instead of forcing the child, rather do like sahabas and encourage them to fast by giving them gifts. If you fast tomorrow, I will give you a gift toy! And give them the gift after Zohr, when hunger starts. Then encourage them to fast wholly. And very important to make them hear of the virtues of Ramadhaan and fasting during Ramadhaan. 

Mufti Mackoojee
+23057921333
Islam-qna.org
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
Other Articles:
Hajj Guide 2016
The gravity of one single crime.
Rampant pitiless crimes.
The minimum dose of Qur-aan Hizb.
The Evolution of Man and Woman.
*Grateful actions to thank on bounties of Allah Ta'ala.
On returning from Mina, important sunnah to stop for a while in Abtah(Muhassab)
*The Danger Of Astronomical Calendar Distortion.*
Around the month of Muharram.
Did you dream anything last night?
*The halaal Research Committee*
Shellac E 904 is halaal safe.
Painful demise of imaam hafiz Anwar Mohammad khatib r.a
*Jamaal-Beauty*
*Sadaqatul Fitr Best Given With Money Equivalence*
The Respect Of The Masjid.
The Maslas Around Suicide.
*Duas Around The Departure And Arrivals Of Hajis*
Should a traveller fast on 31st fast?
*The Ultimate Treasure- Laylatul Qadr-27th*
Days and Nights of the beloved prophet sawlallahou alaihi wasallam.
Amidst the symbols of Allah Taa'la
When to fast for Arafah?
The danger of astronomical calendar distortion.
*Comparison Between I'tikaaf/Jamaat.*
The equilibrial sense of I'tikaaf
Kindness In Business Dealings.
The Ultimate Quest For Lailatul Qadr 1438.
*The Ultimate Aims Of Ramadhaan*
The virtues of going in the path of Allah over ibaadahs.
*Have You Vested In Sadaqah-Surance Today?
A few steps with Hazrat Mufti Afzal Hossen ilyas R.A.
*The Complete Tableau Of Sunnah*
Miscellaneous Maslas Of Ramadhan.
The Fine Tuning Taraweeh And Witr.
Nobleness
Importance Of Taraweeh During Ramadhan.
QAZA Of Salaah And Roza:
Salaat-ul-Witr.
What is meant by zakaat?
*Historic Initiative Against Riba-Interest*
What is meant by fasting?
The Gift Of Mi'raaj(Part 2)
An expression of deep concern about the change in the moon sighting pattern in Saudia Arabia.
The Distinctive Priorties Of Ramadhan: Fasting,Zakaat,Salaah,And Quraan.
The Sunnah Of Visiting Palestine And Gifts Of Mi'raj Unpacked.
Recommended To Pray Fajr Jamaat Earlier During Ramadhan.
Zakaat On Shares Of A Company.
*Around The 15th Shabaan*
Precaution Of Exactness Of New Moon Of Sha'baan For The Sake Of Ramadhaan.
The Betrayal Masquarade Of The West.
The Gifts Of Mi'raaj(Part 1)
The Answer To Islamophobia Is The Gentle Sunnah.
Jamaat Structural Reform Proposal.
The ''Mot D'ordre'' Of Today's Tabligh Is Tolerance.
The Havocking Results Of Under-Valuing Potentials.
The CopyRight Haq.
The Saviour Means Of The Ummah.
The Neutral Approach.
ISLAM: The Peaceful Religion.
The Sunnah Of Leaving The Family To Benefit Deen.
Know That The Masjid Is For Allah Only.
Some Words Of Bhai Abdul Wahab Saheb Damat Barakatuhu.
The Feet Posture Of Men In Salaah.
Are You Travelling First Class Today?
Protection Contre L'Eclair(La Foudre) Et L'Orage(Le Tonnerre)
Interreligious Exchange And Approaching.
Neither Rome Nor The Ganges,Makkah Is Best(2nd part)
From Either Wing, Respect is Important.
Follow The Icon Of Reconciliation: Hazrat Hassan R.A
The Importance Of Dripping 2 Drops After A Wash
And That SUNNNAH To opt For Akhirah Over THe Rule Of Dunya?
Neither Rome Nor The Ganges,Makkah Is Best(1st part)
Which Team Are You Supporting?
The Moon And The Beloved Prophet Muhammad(Swalallahou 'Alaihi Wasallam)
Established Protocols
Istighfaar And Sadaqahs As punishment Of Allah Gazes us.
POSSIBLE MOON ECLIPSE THIS WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY 2018
Infallible Protection Formulas
SAJDAH SHUKR-Needs Qiblah And Wouzu
An Effort,A Pinnacle,A Purification And A Legacy
One of the last words of RASOULOULLAH SAW
The Month Of Safar And The Denial Of Bad Omens.
Monday:The Day Of The Prophet-YAUM UN NABI
Your Actions Weight For The Ummah Please
*Nights That Made Colourful Days*
For those celebrating eid ul adha Saturday, can fast friday alone.
The Important Of Visiting The Masjidul Aqsa And Also The Sunnah Of Wearing Ihraam Of Umra From There.
Proof that Pardah and veil is a natural attire of muslim Women.
1440 hijri calendar starting soon.
Moses V/S Pharaoh
A miqaat that pays
The rites of qurbani
Fasting of arafah is the 9th zul hijjah in your country, not the day hajis are in arafah.
Farsighted Principles.
10 days of Zul Hijjah, virtuous yes, but not above Ramadhaan.
Help to those who have been affected by the flood in India
What is the Islamic verdict of consuming intestines of halaal animals?
Neither rodeo nor extreme protectionism, islam best.
Flaw around foreign qurbani
Extract of Sharhe Ma'aniyul Athaar,
*Is it permissible to purchase a share of the Qurbani for a deceased relative?
Age required for the slaughtering animal
Please send salaam for me to Rasouloullah(saw)
On returning from Mina, important sunnah to stop for a while in Abtah(Muhassab).
Visiting a sick who is dying
Miscellaneous hajj maslas
Jum'ah second azaan should be given in front of mimbar
Duas around the departure and arrival of Hajis
Traveller's diary-Pg 6 Ladies&Gents maslas
Sadaqah hajj 1439- 10 riyals.The struggle of a hajj!
Precaution of exactness of new moon
The sacred month of Rajab announce the coming of Ramadhan
Recommendations of the day of Jum'ah
Can we fast on the 15th of Shabaan only?
Intolerance Is Splitting Us.
Demise Of Ml Abdullah kapodra.
A bitter sign of Qiyamah: Imran Hosein
Muslims cannot celebrate St Valentine
Masnoon duas after farz salah
A few travelling tips
Salaatul Ishraaq
Ikhtilaat and mixing on the day of jumu'ah.
Astaghfirullah 3 times after Farz Salaahs rather than Allahou Akbar
There is no zakaat on a non baligh child.
3 Talaaqs count as 3 talaaqs .
The sunnahs around Eid-ul-Adhaa 1437.
Talaaq counts even during menses.
You may help Palestine by your visit in MASJIDULLAH l AQSA
The Sunnahs around the day of ASHOURA(10th of Muharram)1440
The E 120 carmine colour.
One sheep is not sufficient for qurbani ..
Animal de sacrifice atteint de la maladie.
Hajj cards
Can a muslim drink alcohol?
Loan
Amidst the symbols of Allah Ta'ala
The First Ten Days Of The Month Of Zil Hijjah.
The eclipse salaah-May be Today
The first ten days of the month of Zil Hijjah
Sadaqah hajj 1437-7 riyals.The struggle of a hajj.
Prior to hajj preparations.
The maslas around the departures of hajees
The importance of visiting the Prophet swalallahou `alaihi wasallam
HALAAL FOOD AND ZIYARATS INFO UPDATED HAJJ 1439
Even hujjaaj should beware of E120 or carmine
The fruitful Maslas of Hajj 1439
Zul Qa'dah: Entering the sacred months span
Steps of the Mubarak path road of Hajj
Who is Fetullah Gulen?
Wearing Ihraam at Masjid Aqsa - Jerusalem
Are you sure that hajj is not farz on you?
L'hiver: Le printemps du Musulman
Le Hajj en perspective
The major signs before the day of Qiyamah
The saviour means of this Ummah
Have you milked the cow this morning?
The Sunnah Settings
Let us surf on the wave of Ramadhan to continue reading daily salaahs
The Importance of a daily Hizb
The crying is important in the ingredients!
The virtues of going in the path of Allah
Travelling during Ramadhan
Conservative v/s Entrepreneurship.
Women in menses cannot read Qur'an
What is the islamic verdict of consuming intestines of halaal animals?
Importance of fasting Ramadhan
The fiqh of Muslim naming
The symbolic sunnah of dates
Miscelleneous maslas of Ramadhan 1437
The Qur'an and Sunnah are sufficient for us
Please send Salaam for me to Rasoolullah (saw)
The salah and itikaaf of ladies
Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh is proven by Ahadiths
The deffence of the Ummah
Notes for Umrah and Hajj
Le sunnah de visiter la Palestine
Sha'baan: the annual closing of our action accounts
Importance of Madrassah
An insight on 15th Sha`baan 1437
The moon and the beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw)
Allah: Le défenseur des faibles
*If Eid ul Fitr happens to be a friday,then there is definitely Jum'ah also*
The sacred month of Rajab
Traveller's diary
The Masnoon Dua Formula
Husne Khatimah - A graceful pious ending
Reviving the sunnah of Hijamah (cupping)
L`ultime importance du Jum`ah
Warning against those who leave jum'ah without valid excuse
Du'a lorsque la pluie tombe
The halal moderation
The great importance of Jum'ah salah (for men)
Et si la mer était d`encre..
The why of the chaotic conditions of the Ummah
L`aimable Bye Golah
The answer to islamophobia is the gentle sunnah
The importance of Hijri calendar
A call to go in the path of Allah as the earth squeezes
No blame on Hajj authorities
The sunnahs around Eid ul Adhaa 1439
Each country follows its sun and moon please.
Fasting on 9th Zil Hijjah
A call for concern and unity of the Ummah
La paix de l`Islam
The adaab of visiting the beloved Prophet(saw)
L`issue de la transplantation d`organe
Les rites du Hajj et la visite a Madinah Munawarah
The quest for Halal and Tayyib
The sunnahs around Eid-ul-Fitr 1437
The Fiqh of jewelleries 1437
The sharing out of inheritance according to Islam
Notes for the host of Harams, Hajees & Mu'tamirs
THE HEIRS (inheritors)
Five things given to our Ummah
O my Nabi (saw), I am not charlie
The tsunami issue of mechanical slaughtering
Conseils aux Hajees et non Hajees
Les barakahs d`avoir beaucoup d`enfants
BEWARE of E 120 or Carmine.
Du`as at tahajjud
Salaahs of ladies are at home.
The Sunnah of 'Oud Wood
Le `Eid et l`après Eid
The Zakaat ul Fitr or Sadaqat ul Fitr Ramadhan 1439
The moderation of asking and giving.
The lunar dates issue
The sunnah of dates
Knock! Knock! A beggar at the door!
The best Ibaadahs during lailatul qadr
Victoire avec noblesse
Make the change this Ramadhan
SALAAT-UL-WITR
Cry! Let's cry in front of our Rabb!
Fasting for adults
Set a hizb time today
Importance of Taraweeh during Ramadhaan
Conseils d`avant Ramadhaan.
All on 15th Sha`baan
Les signes du Jugement selon le Coran
L’interdiction des jeux de hasard.
L`utilisation du bois de Oud selon le sunnah.
L`Istighfaar pour sauver le monde!
La gravité du suicide.
La malédiction de l`homosexualité.
En honneur du saint prophète Muhammad(SAW)
The necessity of a reply
L`unité dans la diversité.
La prescription pour la conjonctivite
La liberté d`expression n`est pas pour faire des insultes.
Utilisation optimum des ressources mondiales
La nécessité d`un Umrah.
Tie the ihram of your Umrah in Masjid ul Aqsa (in Jerusalem)
Avance ta main de la barbe du prophète SAW!
L`Islam n`est pas intolérant
La protection contre la croisade du siècle
Les préparatifs du Hajj
Les rites du Hajj 1437
Le Qurbani : un symbole de l`Islam
Mosques: their importance & the respect due to them
Conseils d`avant le mois du Ramadhaan
L`émmigration des palestiniens
La sacrée `Eid-ul-Fitr.
Défendons-nous par les actions
Le dattier et la datte
La protection contre la sorcellerie
La préparation du mois de Ramadhaan
Le dosage d`amour dans le couple
Le respect de la Ka`bah.
Les poisons de l`amour
L`Intimité entre couple
L`amour entre couple.
L`Islam et la chasteté
Les compagnons du prophète SAW
Le prophète Muhammad (saw): Une bénédiction pour l`univers
Les droits des enfants et de la famille
Mandela, an Islamophile
L`année du Coran et non pas de Gregor
Les potentiels humains
L`Islam : la religion de la démocratie
The spiritual nature of Ziyarat
The flower of friendship
When in doubt, don't !
La croyance dans le destin
Vacances saines pour nos jeunes.
Eviter le bain de sang
L`arrosoir des bons conseils
Consolation aux victimes d`Islamophobie.
Le physique du prophète Muhammad (SAW).
Ramadan: Le mois du Coran
Les prudences et les remèdes du Coran et du Sunnah
Le couleur d`Allah Ta`ala
La modération du Sunnah.
La clarté de la lune.
Les rites islamiques lors d'une naissance
Les rites funéraires d`un musulman.
Les résultats inondés de l`insoumission
Umrah 2016
Les conditions du tirage au sort selon la shariat
La corrélation du jour, de la nuit et des calendriers.
Comment distribuer mon heritage d'apres Islam
L`homme le plus affluant de l`humanité
Les signes du jour du jugement.
L'azaan: Symbole integrant de l'Islam
Enfin est arrivé Ramadan
Les pas de Hazrat Bilal (ra)
La recette du bonheur selon l'Islam
L`esprit du Hajj et la visite a Madinah
Les sacrifices honorés
L’avortement de par la loi d’exception
L’Islam intégrant ou conservateur ?
Les règles de la menstruation.
Les réalités des rêves
L’incontournable justice divine
Les jolis noms musulmans.
La médecine du prophet Muhammad (pssl)
The inheritance scenario (part 2)
Les préférés du prophète Muhammad (pssl)
Let's fast on Mondays for Yaum un Nabi (saw)
Les Solstices des calendriers
The status of tahiyyatul masjid
Les maux des jeunes et leurs remedes islamiques
Superstition : pas de place en Islam.
L`importance de la priere du Vendredi : Le Jum`ah
Autour du monde halaal
The sun, the moon and the calenders
Vit en ce monde comme un voyageur
For Allah’s sake, do not pronounce Talaaq
Quelques conseils halaal
Les jeunes du mois sacré d`Allah Ta`ala: Muharram
Le mois sacré d`Allah Ta`ala: Muharram
L`issue de la gelatine
The leather and gelatin industries
Sir A.R.Mohamed: My community first and foremost!
The victory of islamic democracy
Eid ul Adhaa Mubarak !
The ten sacred days of Zil Hijjah
Nations united in a crussade
The blessings of our small island
The gifts of Mi`raj
A religious, legal and medical analysis of the sexual offences bill.
The calculation of centuries as deciphered from the Qur’an
Some Reasons to believe
Abortion is a cruel act
The Citadel of Masnoon Du’as
Islam does not encourage wastage
The sharing out of inheritance according to Islam
The beauty and splendour of Islam
The direction of Qiblah: The Kabah
The ultimate quest for Lailat-ul-Qadr 1437
The Beverages of Prophet Muhammad (saw)
Interfaith Cohesion
The symbol of the Hijri calender
The dog in perspective
The mirage of games of chance
The components of love and those of hate
The pollution of insubordination
Islam favors capital punishment
The purpose of life
Disclaimer Notice
Qurbani overseas
The fields of activity of man and woman
The importance of Jum'ah
Islamic rites at birth
Islam, woman and make-up
Making Mauritius a halal country
The rites of Qurbani
Visit to Madinah Munawwarah
The Month of Shawwal and Hazrat Aisha (ra)
Religion and Development
An-Nikkah, the Muslim Marriage Contract
Importance of being a believer
Salaah at its prescribed times
Concerning the Solar Water Heater
The Harmful Effects Of Food Of Doubtful Origin
Article on halal nutrition
Amateurism v/s Professionalism
The Fasting of Ramadhaan
The inheritance scenario
Democracy between veiled and non-veiled women
Masnoon Duas
Conjugal Harmony
Women Section
The month of Shabaan and getting ready for the month of Ramadhaan
 
  Website Designed by HDM Interactive Ltd.