Islamic Teachings: Important Matters Relating To Fasting

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Categories: Spiritual/Religion
Publisher: MSA Publication Limited/MSA Publication LImited | Date published: 05/31/2004

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Allaah has blessed His slaves with certain seasons of goodness, in which hasanaat (rewards for good deeds) are multiplied, sayi'aat (bad deeds) are forgiven, people's status is raised, the hearts of the believers turn to their Master, those who purify themselves attain success and those who corrupt themselves fail. Allaah has created His slaves to worship Him, as He says: "And I (Allaah) created not the jinns and humans except that they should worship Me (Alone)." [al-Dhaariyaat 51:56] One of the greatest acts of worship is fasting, which Allaah has made obligatory on His slaves, as He says : "Observing al-sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become al-muttaqoon (the pious)." [al-Baqarah 2:183] This book is a summary of the rulings, etiquette and Sunnah of fasting. May Allaah make it of benefit to myself and my Muslim brothers. Praise be to Allaah, Lord of the Worlds.