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The act of fasting

Asalam Alaykum readers, today I will be writing about fasting "O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous" Quran, Chapter 2:183. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is compulsory except you are suffering from an illness whether temporary or long term (such as diabetics), travelling for long, elderly (however, the elderly person can feed one person through out the fasting period if he/she is capable of doing so), menstruating, breastfeeding, pregnant.

Fasting  is the act of refraining from food, drinks, sexual relations and evil deeds from dawn to sunset. It takes the 4th position when it comes to the 5 pillars of Islam. Some individuals that are exempted during fasting must pay it back after by fasting for the number of days that they were exempted for. These individuals include the temporary sick, the traveler, the pregnant woman, the nursing woman and the menstruating woman.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The month has 29 or 30 days. It depends on the sighting of the crescent moon. The Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) during the month of Ramadan. The Night  of Decree is the holiest Night of the year, it is Night the first revelation of the Holy Quran was sent down  " Indeed, We sent the Quran down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn." Quran Chapter 97: 1-5

Laylat al-Qadr also known as the Night of Decree which is one of the last ten days of Ramadan. It is believed to be an odd numbered date which are 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th. You are meant to worship Allah (SWT) on the night of those days.

It is good to fast 3 times every month. It is not compulsory. It helps to strengthen you spiritually. You should make sure you wake up to eat before dawn every time you fast

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