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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.

Attributes that fasting promotes

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.

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A Great Jihad is Coming

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 a poor person. So whoever does good [...]

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Ask the VM: Fixing the length of fasting during Summer

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 length of the daily fast may be reduced? Answer There is [...]

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Determination of the New Moon

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 [...]

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Ramadan is more than just fasting

Year after year millions of Muslims around the World fast, as prescribed to us by our faith. 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 you are a smoker who gives up for Ramadan, and promptly [...]

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Is Fasting Enough?

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 feel the way those who don’t have [...]

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The Teachings of Islam on Fasting

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 [...]

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Is Fasting meant only for Muslims?

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 English translation of The Holy [...]

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