Wa Alaykum Salam Wa Rahmatullah
Don't worry sister if you're feeling weak and dizzy. Whats occurring is that your body is used to receiving nourishment at certain times of the day and now you're denying your body the nourishment it would normally receive. After a week or so, your body will adjust to the new timings of your food intake and Insha'Allah the headaches and weakness will disappear.
Last edited by Pr1nce; 05-09-2008 at 02:22 PM.
"You disobey God while you make apparent that you love Him,
This, by my life, in analogy is a marvel.
If your love were sincere you would have obeyed Him,
Truly, the lover towards the one he loves is obedient."
- al-Mahmud ibn al-Hassan al-Warraq
As salamu aleykum
I just want to let you know that I broke my fast at 5:50pm. Yes it's under 3 hours until sunset but I felt like I needed food.
If I had been a Muslim all my life, I would have fasted little by little every year and probably would have been able to fast much more. But since I have never fasted before, and this is my first Ramadan, I've decided, for my own health benefits, that I am going to fast like a 6 / 7 year old Muslim - I'm going to fast only some days in Ramadan, and when I do fast, sometimes I will break my fast at tea time like around 5:50 pm and other times I will fast until sunset.
I'm going to fast little by little like this until I have ended puberty, when I am around 18 I think I will be able to last until sunset and be able to fast around the whole month.
It's hard for me, but, insha'Allah, He will accept my slightly cut-short fast since this is my first Ramadan, and I am so young.
ashadu en la ilaha, il allahu wahdu wa sharika lahu, wa ashadu anna muhammadan abduho wa rasuluh.
i was drawn to this beautiful religion at the age of eleven, and proudly recited my shahadah at the age of thirteen. i'm now seventeen years old :-)
As you continue fasting, your body itself will adjust and insha allah, you will be able to fast the entire required time. Do not set a specified age to begin complete fasts as then that would create an artificial limit for you and you would be psychologically inclined NOT to carry out a complete fast before you reach 18, even if you are physically able to before you reach 18.
ياايها الذين امنوا اذكروا الله ذكرا كثيرا
Have oatmeal with milk cereal and banana pieces in it for breakfast, i.e suhoor.
That'll keep you going till iftari time!
As others have mentioned, don't overburden yourself. This is your first ramadhan and you're only 12, so without sounding too adulty, baby steps are the way forward for you!
i m glad to hear that now u r going fine with fasting.
yes u cannot eat and drink during fasting.
Assalato wassalamo alaika ya RasoolAllah wa alaa alaika wa as habayka ya habibAllah
al-hamduillah you are doing so well for this your first Ramadan. Especially given that it is extra difficult to fast Ramadan on your own. Many lessons can obviously be taken from Ramadan Subhan'Allah, i.e it works on so many different levels, for example it instills greater self control and total dependence upon Allah. One benefit of Ramadan which is particularly important i think is that it removes barriers between rich and poor Muslims, i.e we all have to live on the same level during this blessed month, we all have to adhere to the same fasting conditions. In turn, Ramadan helps us to appreciate how fortunate we are in our daily lives, that we have food and water available, fasting helps us identify with the poor through this experience, praise be to SWT Allah the best of Providers
Asalaam wr wb, Im happy to see sister that you are trying hard to fast and may allah make it easy on you and reward you for your efforts! Dont ever think to yourself that it is hard to fast because it is not! It's all in the head! It is just that our body's are not used to fasting because all year around were eating and drinking constantly! fasting is very good for our bodys as it gives our bodys time to clean and rejuvinate itself! and it clears our skin and stomachs and this is all scientifically proven! Its best to start to fast at an early age but don't aim to fast a few every year until your 18!Because as soon as you start puberty then it is obligatory on you to fast! so aim to fast all of them if you can, its best to aim high isnt it? because if your determined and make effort then allah will help you and reward you immensley!There are plenty of people who start fasting even younger than you so try your best sister to keep them all and allah will help you throught them all inshallah, allah hafiz