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  • Wa alaikum asalaam.

    I believe it to be authentic…seen it in many pages/posts on the internet. If anyone can confirm otherwise then please let me know.

  • Assalamu aleikom sis,

    "Lying, backbiting and tale-telling and others such sins that take away the reward of fasting, but do not invalidate the fast itself. Whoever does such a thing, his fast is not broken, but he loses the reward of it, as has come in the hadith, �How many may fast but get nothing from their fast except hunger and thirst.�
    As for what was related from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that, �Five things invalidate one�s fast, backbiting, tale-telling, lying, kissing and the false oath�, this hadith is false, as Imam al-Nawawi said in the Majmu`. If it was authentic, the meaning of it would have been loss of reward, as Imam al-Mawardi has said; Ibn Hajar related it in the Tuhfa (3:424)." (http://spa.qibla.com/issue_view.asp?HD=3&ID;=4283&CATE;=410)

    Keeping away from sin, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When any of you is fasting, let him not commit sin…” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, no. 1904). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does not stop speaking falsehood and acting in accordance with it, Allaah has no need of him giving up his food and drink.” (Al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, no. 1903). The person who is fasting should avoid all kinds of haraam actions, such as backbiting, obscenity and lies, otherwise his reward may all be lost. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It may be that a fasting person gets nothing from his fast except hunger.” (Reported by Ibn Maajah, 1/539; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/453).
    (http://islamqa.info/en/ref/books/8#Things that break the fast)

    Manal