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Purifying The Fast

June 9th, 2016
Ibn Hazm
Al-Muhallaa 6/179
Abu Yusuf Khaleefah

On the authority of Abu al-Mutawakkil, Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) and his companions used to sit in the masjid when they were fasting and they said, "We are purifying our fast". (Ibn Abee Shaybah #8881)

Ibn Hazm commented on this narration stating: "That's due to the fact that mixing and intermingling with the people can be a cause for the scarring of the fast. How much are we in need of reviving this guidance during these days of fasting?!"