Daily Archives: July 1, 2013
Imam Ibn Kathir
THE OBLIGATION OF FASTING
Allah says in the Quran:
“O uou who have faith! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you – so that hopefully you will have taqwa.” – Al Baqarah(2):183
Meaning that hopefuly you can safeguard yourselves from the Fire through Fasting; fasting is a means to the forgiveness of sins, and sins lead one to the fire.
The two sahihs record the hadith in which the prophet (pbuh) said:
“Islam is built upon five: that you worship Allah and reject the worship of anything else, to establish the prayer, the giving of Zakat, performing pilgrimage to the house and Fasting the month of Ramadan.” [This is the wording of Muslim, Bukhari has the first sentence as ‘that you testify none has the right to be worshipped save Allah’].
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