Islam aims to transform the whole life of man into a life of worship. Fasting is the second act of worship that Allah enjoins upon the Muslim that help us come to that life of total worship.
Sawm or the Fasting means abstaining from dawn to sunset from eating, drinking and sex.
Like the prayer, this act of worship has been part of the Shari`ah given by all the Prophets. Their followers fasted as we do.
However, the rules, the number of days, and the periods prescribed for fasting have varied from one Shari`ah to another. Today, although fasting remains a part of most religions in some form or other, people have often changed its original form by accretions of their own.
O Believers! Fasting is ordained for you, even as it was ordained for those before you. (Al-Baqarah 2:183
Why has this particular act of worship been practiced in all eras?
Ramadan is earmarked for all Muslims to fast together, to ensure similar results, turning individual into collective i`badah, and suffusing the whole environment with a spirit of righteousness, virtue and piety. As flowers blossom in spring, so does taqwa in Ramadan.
The Prophet, blessings and peace be on him, said:
Every good deed of a man is granted manifold increase, ten to seven hundred times. But says Allah: Fasting is an exception; it is exclusively for Me, and I reward for it as much as I wish. (Al-Bukhari, Muslim)
So, how do we fast in Ramadan? what is true spirit of fasting as an act of worship? And what is the wisdom behind fasting? How can we reap the benefits of witnessing the blessed month of Ramadan?
In this Special Folder (All About Ramadan), we will focus on fasting and its related issues.
Prepare Yourself for Ramadan
Your First Ramadan: Get It Right
Looking ahead to your first Ramadan as a Muslim? How do you expect it to be? What plans do you have for the Holy Month? How achievable are they?
Ramadan in the Prophetic Sunnah
How Did Prophet Muhammad Prepare Himself for Ramadan?
Make This Ramadan Your Best Ramadan Ever
Avoid These Mistakes during Ramadan
What Do You Know about Ramadan?
Ramadan in a Non-Muslim Society
Ramadan and My Non-Muslim Family
Ramadan: Ready for the Blessings?
Ramadan…Seize It before It’s Too Late
Three Top Tips to Prepare for Ramadan
Ramadan Countdown for New Muslims
Ramadan: Get Ready for the Season of Goodness
Prepare for Ramadan: Your Body
Prepare for Ramadan: Your Mind
What Is Meaning & Significance of Fasting?
Fasting: Exclusively Private Worship
Devotion and piety can themselves become habits. When a person starts concentrating in prayer, it is difficult at first to keep focus. The mind is easily distracted. However, after years of persistence, devotion
Objectives of Fasting and Ramadan
Fasting in Ramadan: Worship or Habit?
Ramadan: Reshape Your Life with the Qur’an
Ramadan and Breaking the Two Desires
Ramadan: The Embodiment of Discipline
Ramadan: Objectives & Lessons to Learn (Part 1)
Ramadan: Objectives & Lessons to Learn (Part 2)
Objectives of Fasting
A Blessed Month of a Special Nature
Why Do Muslims Fast during Ramadan?
Managing Ramadan with Your Non-Muslim Family
The Prophet in Ramadan
The Productive Ramadan Online Course (Animation)
Fasting From One’s Desires
Ramadan: The Month of Fasting and Spirituality
Fast of Ramadan: A Way of Life
The Secret of Fasting in Ramadan
Productive Ramadan Resource: The Ramadan Daily Planner
Virtues of Ramadan (1-30)
A Day in Ramadan with the Prophet
Ramadan: Raining with Mercy
Ramadan’s First Night: Open the Gates of Blessings
What virtues does the first night of Ramadan have? At whom will Allah look in that blessed night? Why? What did the Prophet say about it?
The Night Prayer
Is Tarawih Mandatory on Women?
How Can I Enjoy Listening to the Qur’an in Taraweeh When I Don’t Understand What Is Being Recited?
Work Schedule and Tarawih Prayer
Q & A Session on Tarawih and Ramadan
Making the Most of Tarawih this Ramadan
A Gift for the 27th Night: A Ramadan Du`a’ with English Translation
The Key to a Successful Day: Words of Remembrance and Supplication
Is Qunut Obligatory in Witr Prayer?
How to Perform the Witr Prayer
Your Health in Ramadan
Fasting and Overall Health
In some cases, fasting could do more harm than good to some ill people, but could be beneficial to others, and even improve health. Who is exempted from fasting, who can decide this? How should fasting…
What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?
Why I Spent a Day Fasting This Ramadan and What I Learnt
Last Ten Days of Ramadan
The Last Ten Nights of Ramadan – Don’t Miss!
The last ten nights of Ramadan are very special. These are the nights that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) would spend in constant worship. Among these nights is Laylat al-Qadr…
The Prophet’s Tahajjud Prayer
New Muslims in Ramadan’s Last Precious Ten Days
Ramadan’s Most Special Days: Unmatched Rewards
An Unmatched Night: Don’t Miss
Women I`tikaf: At Mosques or at Homes?
Laylat Al-Qadr: Signs and Virtues
All About Zakat al-Fitr
E-Books on Ramadan
New Muslim Ramadan Guide
With the coming of Ramadan, every Muslim has to prepare himself for that blessed month. This book tackles the most important issues that a Muslim has to be aware of before going on fasting. It tries to present the rulings of fasting as well as the spiritual objectives for which fasting was obligated. Take your time in going through this helpful book and we hope that we provided something that has been beneficial for you.
A Brief Guide to Ramadan and Fasting
Fasting Tips for New Muslims
Fasting in Ramadan
Ramadan Preperation Course Pack
Recharge your Faith – How to Make your Ramadan Outstanding
Your Day in Ramadan
The Fasting of Ramadan
Rulings pertaining to Ramadan
Essentials of Ramadan
Zakah and Fasting
Fiqh of Fasting
All About Zakat al-Fitr
The Nature of Fasting
The Book of (Siyaam) Fasting
Guiadance For Fasting Muslims
Seventy Matters Related to Fasting Ramadan
Fasting Is Protection
Stay Fit for Ramadan
100+ Hadith on Fasting and Ramadan
Ramadan 1433 (2012)
Ramadan 1434 (2013)
Ramadan 1435 (2014)
Ramadan 1436 (2015)
Ramadan 1437 (2016)