Ramadan vs. Watching the World Cup

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ramadan vs. Watching the World Cup

By: Shaikh Saleh bin Fowzan al Fowzan (حفظه الله تعالى)

Question:

Is there any advice for the youth (and from them are students of knowledge), who are following the World Cup matches during the latter part of the night? (Keeping in mind) In Ramadan, the matches will be held during Isha prayer and during the night prayer (Taraweeh).

Answer:

It is mandatory upon the Muslims to abandon jest and play, and they should engage in the worship of Allah The Mighty and High. They should not waste their time following the matches or other matters of jest and play, especially in the blessed month of Ramadan. It is mandatory upon the Muslims generally, and more specifically the youth because some of them are heavily engrossed in following the matches and watching them, and there is no benefit in doing this. Rather, there is harm present in this action due to it being a waste of time. How can an individual waste his precious time and waste this tremendous opportunity; which is Ramadan, by following matches?! This is a great loss which cannot be regained. Consequently, it is upon them to forgo this action and engage in the worship of Allah, especially in the month of Ramadan. (The Muslim) should take advantage of his valuable time and spend it in obedience to Allah, (spend it) standing in prayer for Allah and conducting the night prayer. This is what we have been ordered, and this is what remains for the individual, and he will find it (the reward) with Allah The Mighty and High.

Mustafa George DeBerry

2nd Ramadan, 1435H. | June 30, 2014

Link: http://alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/15245

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Posted on June 30, 2014, in Fatawas / Questions To The Scholars and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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