Siyyam is often translated as

Fasting (refraining from food and drink)

But it’s more than that.

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet said: “Fasting is not [abstaining] from eating and drinking only, but also from vain speech and foul language. If one of you is being cursed or annoyed, he should say: “I am fasting, I am fasting.” [Ibn Khuzaimah, Ibn Hibban, and al-Hakim; Sahih].

He also reported the Prophet (S) as saying: “Whoever does not abandon falsehood in word and action, then Allah Mighty and Majestic has no need [i.e. will not accept] that he should leave his food and drink”.[Bukhari]
The state of Humans

All humans are dead except those who have knowledge;
and all those who have knowledge are asleep,
except those who do good deeds;
and those who do good deeds are decieved ,
except those who are sincere;
and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.


Let not your tongue mention the shame of another
For you yourself are covered in shame and all men have tongues.
If your eye falls upon the sins of your brother
Shield them and say: “O my eye! All men have eyes!”

Imam Shafi’ee

None in this age will amass wealth except those having five traits of character.

High hopes,
abnormal greediness,
excessive miserliness,
lack of fearing Allah,
and forgetfulness of the coming world.

-Sufyan ath-Thawri


Ayman is boss.

(Source: drunkonstephen)

Abu Huraira related that
Rasulullah (PBUH) said:

If anyone forgets that he is fasting and eats or drinks, he should complete his Siyam (FAST), for it is Allah who has fed him and given him drink.

(Bukhari, Muslim).

  • Alhamdullilah
livingonthatwave asked:
I was wondering if you were the owner of the pictures found in the post with the Palestinian child and the balloon. I wanted to ask for permission so I can spread awareness via tee shirts. Thank you for your time.

I’m not the owner I found them on twitter but I wasn’t sure if the person I took them from was the original source so I didn’t share a source.


Abu Hurayrah (RA)

reported that the Prophet
(peace and blessings be upon him) said

Fasting is a shield; so when one of you is fasting he should neither indulge in obscene language nor should he raise his voice in anger. If someone attacks him or insults him, let him say: “I am fasting!” (Muslim)