Fasting in Islam

- Hazrat Maulawi Sher Ali [ Adapted from The Review of Religions, Jan.1930, Vol. XXVIX] “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous.” (Holy Qur’an Ch.2:V.184) In the above verse, Muslims are told in the first place that fasting is not a new institution. It is not a new burden laid upon them; it is a very old institution and all those nations that have passed before them and among whom prophets appeared were commanded to observe fasts. Secondly, they are told that they should not look upon fasting as a useless...

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