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Ibn al-'Uthaymeen: Say 'Ramadan Mubarak' not 'Ramadan Kareem'

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    Default Ibn al-'Uthaymeen: Say 'Ramadan Mubarak' not 'Ramadan Kareem'

    Q. When some people, for example, lie in Ramadan, or when he cheats or backbites, and others prohibit him saying to him, 'This is haraam (forbidden),' he says 'Ramadan kareem'. What is the ruling for that?

    A. The ruling of that is that the statement 'Ramadan kareem' is not correct. Rather it should be said 'Ramadan Mubarak', or whatever is similar to it, because it is not Ramadan itself that gives so that it can be kareem (generous), in fact it is Allah who placed the grace in it, and made it a special month, and a time to perform one of the pillars of Islam.

    It is as if the one saying this thinks that the sacredness of the time allows him to commit transgressions. This is turning around what the people of knowledge have said that bad deeds are greater at special times and places, the opposite of what the one saying this imagines. They say that it is obligatory to fear Allah - the honourable and majestic - at all times, and in all places, especially in special times and special places.


    Allah - the honourable and majestic - says,

    O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2). [2:183]


    Allah shows that the wisdom of fasting is taqwa (God-consciousness) of Allah - the honourable and majestic - by fulfilling His commandments and avoiding His prohibitions. It has been ascertained from the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam that he said, "Whosoever does not leave speaking falsehood, or acting with it or ignorance, then Allah has no need that he leaves his food and drink." Fasting is cultivation of the self, guarding it from the prohibitions of Allah, and not as this ignoramus says that due to the sacredness and blessing of this month it allows commiting transgressions.

    From a collection of the Shaykh Ibn al-'Uthaymeen's fatwas, As`ilah wa ajwibah 'an alfaaz wa mafaaheem fee meezaan al-sharee'ah ("Questions and Answers on Expressions and Concepts in the Scale of the Shariah") printed by Maktab al-Da'wah of Britain.
    Abu al-Darda' (radhiAllahu `anhu): "Piety cannot be worn out, a sin is not truly forgotten and the Lord does not fall into slumber. So be the person you wish to be, for the way you treat others is how you shall be treated."

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    Default Re: Ibn al-'Uthaymeen: Say 'Ramadan Mubarak' not 'Ramadan Kareem'

    Just came across this discussion recently. I am still undecided about the issue anyway.

    Is saying "Ramadan Mubarak" or "Ramadan Kareem" considered to be bid3ah?.

    Praise be to Allaah.

    There is nothing wrong with congratulating one another at the beginning of the month. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to tell his Companions the good news of the onset of Ramadaan, and urge them to make the most of it. Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, There has come to you Ramadaan, a blessed month. Allaah has made it obligatory on you to fast (this month). During it the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are locked, and the devils are chained up. In it there is a night that is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is deprived indeed. (Reported by al-Nisaa'i, 4/129; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/490)

    And Allaah knows best.
    source: Islam Question and Answer - Is saying Ramadan Mubarak be bidah

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    Question: What is the Islamic ruling for saying to each other, when Ramadan comes,: "Ramadan Kareem" and "Ramadan Mubaarak". Is it a Bid'a or a Sunnah? And what is the proof of it? We never say this in my home country

    Fatwa: Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

    Some scholars believe that it is lawful for Muslims to congratulate each other for the entering of Ramadan by saying "Ramadan Mubarak " and the like.

    Their evidence for this is the Hadith reported by Ahmad that the Prophet said: ". A blessed (Mubarak) month has shadowed you ".

    Ibn Rajab said that this Hadith is an evidence for the lawfulness of congratulating one another for the coming of Ramadan'.
    Allah knows best.
    Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

    Source: http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/Pr...ang=E&Id=83606
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    Default Re: Ibn al-'Uthaymeen: Say 'Ramadan Mubarak' not 'Ramadan Kareem'

    Quote Originally Posted by Turaabie View Post
    It is as if the one saying this thinks that the sacredness of the time allows him to commit transgressions. This is turning around what the people of knowledge have said that bad deeds are greater at special times and places, the opposite of what the one saying this imagines. They say that it is obligatory to fear Allah - the honourable and majestic - at all times, and in all places, especially in special times and special places.
    As-Salāmu `Alaykum ( ) ,

    I can understand what the Sheikh (rahimahullah) is saying here. But the most of (or rather all) the Muslims I have seen do not use the words Ramadan Kareem to mean that it's a month of transgression (Naudhubillah). This month is a special month where we can earn lots of reward from Allah. A good example is Shab-e-Qadr. This night is greater than thousand nights. So, it's generous in the sense that it (month of Ramadan) gives us soooooooooooo many (/much) chance(s) to earn rewards and mercy of Allah (SWT)!!! This month is indeed blessed, and also generous for us.
    Last edited by Saracen 21st AD; 22nd July 2012 at 11:32 AM.
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