Let Us Be Muslim Vol.3 FASTING Get to now more about the Meaning, Blessing and th e True Sprit
- In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
O Believers! Fasting is ordained for you, even as it ordained for those before you (al-Baqarah 2: 183).
Let Us Be Muslim Part-III
(Salah & Sawm)
Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi
If you are looking beyond a basic introduction to the Islamic month of Fasting, this book goes deeper into the spiritual meaning of Ramadan and the details of the Fast. Appropriate for Muslims, and for Non-Muslims wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the faith.
This book is AN ALL TIME RECORD SELLER. Let Us Be Muslims is no ordinary book, for it has stirred more hearts and impelled more lives to change their course than any of this scholar's other works.
Some of the excerpts from his book:
The month of Ramadan is earmarked for all Muslims to fast together, to ensure similar results. This measure turns individuals Ibadah(worship) into collective Ibadah. Just as the number one, when multiplied by thousands, becomes a formidable number, so the moral and spiritual benefits accruing from the Fasting by one person alone are increased a million fold if a million people fast together ..
The month of Ramadan suffuses the whole environment with a spirit of righteousness, virtue and piety. As flowers blossom in spring, so does taqwa (piety) in Ramadan. Everyone tries extra hard to avoid sin and, if they lapse, they know they can count on the help of their many other brothers who are fasting with them ..
For this reason the Prophet Mohammed, 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 (Bukhari, Muslim).
This is why Allah, after ordaining the Fasting, has said that Fasting is made obligatory on you, so that you may attain to God-consciousness, laallakum tattaqun.
The Prophet Mohammed, blessings and peace be on him, draws attention to another aim of fasting thus:
Whoever observes the Fast, believing and counting, has all his past sins forgiven (Bukhari, Muslim).
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