Questions for Children on Ramadhaan (#1)

Question (1):

What is the ruling on fasting the month of Ramadhaan, and how many times did the Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, fast the month of Ramadhaan?

Answer (A):

Fasting the month of Ramadhaan is a pillar of Islam. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, said:

Islam is built on five: To testify that none has the right to be worshipped in truth except Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, to establish the Prayer, to give Zakaah, to perform Hajj, and to fast the month of Ramadhaan. 

[al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]

Answer (B):

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention and grant him safety, fasted the month of Ramadhaan nine times.

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(1): See “Twenty Questions for Children on Fasting, Laylatul-Qadr, and al‘Itikaaf, by Arafat b. Hasan al-Muhammadee.