Why We Wrote This Guide
Fasting in Islam is one of the most recognizable acts that Muslims do. This guide will cover all of the important subjects every Muslim needs to know when it comes to fasting:
- Why do Muslims fast anyway?
- What is so special about the month of Ramadan?
- What are the virtues and rewards for fasting?
- Are there optional fasting days beyond Ramadan?
- What should you do if you’re sick or menstruating and cannot fast?
- …and much more!
We made this guide beginner-friendly so anyone can read it, understand it, and put it into practice. The study of fasting can feel overwhelming with all of the things a Muslim needs to know, but we’ve broken this guide down into easy to digest chapters so you will find it easy to understand.
Secondly, all of the verses that are referenced from the Holy Qur’an are written in English. Furthermore, all of the hadeeth, which are narrations from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are also written in English. Although verses from the Qur’an and the hadith are originally in Arabic, any English translations within this guide are meant to be interpretations of the meaning, and not an exact word-for-word definition.
Thirdly, we like to use media such as audio clips, images, and short videos to show you how fasting is performed and allow you to learn this subject at a comfortable pace.
That brings us to the end of our introduction. Without further ado let’s jump into the guide!
“There has come to you Ramadan, a blessed month which Allah has enjoined you to fast, during which the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed…”Prophet MuhammadTweet This