Once Ramadan is over, I will disobey Allaah

al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (rahimahullaah) mentions in his book “Lata’if al-Ma’arif fima li Mawasim al-Aam min al-Wadha’if”:

قال يحيى بن معاذ: ليس بعارف من لم يكن غاية أمله من الله العفو.

فمن استغفر بلسانه وقلبه على المعصية معقود وعزمه أن يرجع إلى المعاصي بعد الشهر ويعود فصومه عليه مردود وباب القبول عنه مسدود.

Yahya bin Muaadh said: The smart individual is not the one whose greatest goal is other than seeking the pardon of Allah.

(The smart individual is not the one who) seeks forgiveness with his tongue, while his heart is firmly attached to sin, and he truly intends to return to sin after the completion of Ramadan. This individual’s fast is rejected, and acceptance is closed.

قال كعب: من صام رمضان وهو يحدث نفسه أنه إذا أفطر بعد رمضان أنه لا يعصي الله دخل الجنة بغير مسألة ولا حساب ومن صام رمضان وهو يحدث نفسه إذا أفطر بعد رمضان عصى ربه فصيامه عليه مردود.

Ka’ab said: Whoever fasts Ramadan while inwardly saying: Upon completion of the month, I won’t disobey Allah, this person will enter Jannah (paradise) without questioning or debate. And whoever fasts the month while inwardly saying: Once the month is over, I will disobey Allah; this person’s fasting is rejected.

Source: ”Lata’if al-Ma’arif fima li Mawasim al-Aam min al-Wadha’if” of Ibn Rajab, page 215.

Author: Islamic Treasure

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