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Should I Look for a Scientific Basis behind My Acts of Worship?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamu alaikum,

While I was searching for benefits of fasting the white days online, I stumbled across an article about the scientific proof about fasting the white days of the months of the lunar calendar. Is there any truth to this proof? I would like to know if searching for scientific proofs before doing an act is necessary.

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Some of the scholars mention that every single sunna has a benefit in this life and the next.

You are not called upon to seek out the wisdoms in the sunnas of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), but with righteous action, deference and sincere following, the increase in light (nur) will increase your spiritual insight.

Allah Most high says, “Believers, turn to God in sincere repentance. Your Lord may well cancel your bad deeds for you and admit you into Gardens graced with flowing streams, on a Day when God will not disgrace the Prophet or those who have believed with him. With their lights streaming out ahead of them and to their right, they will say, ‘Lord, perfect our lights for us and forgive us: You have power over everything.’” [66.8]

And Allah alone gives success.

Tabraze Azam

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