In this video Brother Inshaal looks at what the Holy Quran says on the benefits of fasting, and focuses on the attributes that fasting promotes, looking specifically at self restraint and tolerance.
Day Five: Fasting - The Conclusion
All able-bodied Muslims throughout the world commence a jihad on 6 June 2016 as Holy Quran Commanded: O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard against evil. . . And those who find it extremely hard may affect redemption by feeding … Continue reading A Great Jihad is Coming
Question This year Ramadan falls during June, which makes the length of the fasting day in the Northern Hemisphere very long. Even in the UK, in the northern areas, duration of the fast is over 19 hours. Is there any ruling in the Holy Quran or the hadith or by jurists to say that the … Continue reading Ask the VM: Fixing the length of fasting during Summer
With Ramadaan having started we thought it would be good to re-publish this article from Professor Abu Zafar, which was first published in 'The Light' magazine in 1982. The article shows with conclusive proof that there is nothing "un-Islamic" about using modern methods to determine the new moon. Observing the Moon The Holy Prophet (pbuh) had this … Continue reading Determination of the New Moon
Year after year millions of Muslims around the World fast, as prescribed to us by our faith. http://youtu.be/TSCkt-SvewU In this speech we look at how many modern Muslims in the UK seem to only stand by the fasting aspect of this blessed month and ignore the fact that we should be making behavioural changes. If … Continue reading Ramadan is more than just fasting
Muslims generally feel that so long as they go hungry during Ramadan they have fulfilled Allah's Command. But linked to fasting is Zakat or giving 2.5 percent of savings to the poor and needy. And yet some Muslims use all manner of tricks to avoid having to pay Zakat. Fasting is meant to make us … Continue reading Is Fasting Enough?
The purpose of Fasting in Islam 1. To develop and strengthen our powers of self-control, so that we can resist wrongful desires and bad habits, and therefore “guard against evil” (see extract 1 above). In fasting, by refraining from the natural human urges to satisfy one’s appetite, we are exercising our ability of self-restraint, so … Continue reading The Teachings of Islam on Fasting
In his Eid Ul Fitr speech Dr Zahid Aziz, looks at what Biblical Prophets say about Fasting, and shows how it is a fundamental practise taught in the Holy Bible. He then goes on to discuss the Lahori Ahmadiyya movement and how despite very limited resources Maulana Muhammad Ali went on to produce the greatest … Continue reading Is Fasting meant only for Muslims?
Mustaq Ali examines what non Muslims have said about Fasting and how it is a time which can truly foster real relationships. He discusses how the month of Ramadan is the ideal time to embrace with your fellow man and jamaat members. It is a time to reinforce your relationship with the God that you … Continue reading [Video] Fasting fosters real relationships
During a general discussion someone said that the longer the fast and the more you suffer the greater is the reward of fasting. But this contradicts what the Holy Quran tells us and shows how little we know of the purpose of fasting.