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The Social Effects Of Fasts

The Social Effects Of Fasts

The social effects of fasts are not concealed for anyone. Fasts impart the message of equality amongst the individuals of the society.  By acting upon this religious obligation the affluent ones not only experience the hunger of the hungry and the impoverished ones of the society, first hand, but economizing on their daily food also serves to benefit them.

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What Is The Philosophy Of Fast?

What Is The Philosophy Of Fast?

There are various aspects associated with the fasts and they also possess numerous physical and spiritual effects and benefits, which tend have a great impact upon man - the most important of them being their ethical aspect and their educative philosophy. Some of their important benefits are that they make man’s soul kind, strengthen his determination and moderate his instincts. When an individual fasts, despite his hunger and thirst, he must stay away from food, water and sexual pleasures and prove, in practice, that he is not an animal within a stable but an entity that can rein in his wild soul and overcome his lust and carnal desires.

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Reward and recompense of Sawm (Fasting)

Reward and recompense of Sawm (Fasting)

The sawm is one of the Furu' al-Din (the duties to be performed according to Islamic Shari'ah) of the holy religion of Islam. It is wajib upon every mukallaf to have sawm in the month of Ramadan. In order to obey the command of Allah, from the time of Salatal-Fajr to the time of Salat al-Maghrib one must refrain from muftirat (certain acts which break or invalidate the sawm) which make the sawm batil.

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Fasting - A Body/Mind/Spirit Healing

Fasting - A Body/Mind/Spirit Healing

Allah the Almighty says in the Qur’an: “And seek (Allah’s) assistance with Patience and Prayer; and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for those with full submission. Who are certain that they are going to meet their Lord and that unto Him they are going to return.” 2:45-46

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Eighteen Reasons Why A Muslim Fasts

Eighteen Reasons Why A Muslim Fasts

Ramadhan Every year the month of Ramadhan comes and goes; every year we fast, yet without proper appreciation of the potentials of character building that the fasts hold for us. We find ourselves as spiritually backwards after the fast are over as when the month began. In fact our lack of knowledge of the real objectives of fasts often tends to produce an adverse effect in us, for, as is well known, the best of medicines could have ill effects if not taken in accordance with the physician"s directives and instructions.

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What Have We Gained From Ramadan?

What Have We Gained From Ramadan?

We leave the blessed month of Ramadan, its beautiful days and its fragrant nights. We leave the month of the Quran, Taqwa, patience, jihad, mercy, forgiveness and freedom from hellfire…

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Are You Ready For Ramadan?, Getting our Families Prepared For the Holy Month

Are You Ready For Ramadan?, Getting our Families Prepared For the Holy Month

Rajab and Sha’ban are great times to get our minds, hearts, and homes ready for Ramadan. Seize the opportunity of Sha'ban and get ready for Ramadan!!

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Ramadhan Awareness

Ramadhan Awareness

Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning heat of the sun’. [1] It is believed that this name is given to the fasting month due to the thirst experienced during fasting.

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Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) Sermon on welcoming the month of Ramadan

Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) Sermon on welcoming the month of Ramadan

In the Name of Allah Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)O People! The month of Allah (Ramadhan) has approached you with His mercy and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all months in the estimation of Allah. Its days are the best among the days; its nights are the best among the nights. Its hours are the best among the hours.

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Ramadan, a Blessed Month of Compassion and Mercy

Ramadan, a Blessed Month of Compassion and Mercy

Fasting is a universal custom and is advocated by all religions of the world, with more restrictions in some than in others. The "Siy?m'' should not be interpreted as "fasting" lest it may be misunderstood as mere starvation or as an act of self-denial and asceticism, and therefore, a renunciation of the world. For the purpose of this article, let us call it the "Islamic Fast".

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