The Book Of Islamic Fasting (Sawn)


Author: Yaseen Ibrahim Al-Sheikh
Publisher: Millat Book Centre

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Author: Yaseen Ibrahim Al-Sheikh
Binding: Paperback
Printing: One Color
Pages: 105
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.25
Full Description: All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the last of the messengers, upon his house hold and followers till the Day of the Resurrection.
To processed: This is the second booklet of our series <> Which shows us the Sawm (Fast) in conformity with the Islamic Shari’a, as it is revealed in the Holy Qur’an and presented in the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) as well as the practices of his good companions whose lives were practical demonstrations of both sides of this tolerant Shari’a.
In this booklet, we are going to present the true spirit of Sawm, to shed light on its various features, to copy the authentic prophetic guidance of performing it, to embody it as a unique institution of education and, finally, to transform it into an effective spiritual discipline.
A quick look at the history of religions shows us that Sawm is part and parcel of all religions but not as ours, in form or spirit.
Sawm, without a doubt, is the only form of Islamic Ibadah (worship) which Allah has kept its reward to Himself.
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) says: “Every (good) deed of the son of Adam would be multiplied, a good deed of the son of Adam would be multiplied, a good deed receiving a tenfold to seven hundred fold reward. Allah, the Exalted and Majestic, has said: with the exception of Fasting, for it is done for Me and I will give reward for it, for one abandons his passion and food for My sake”
Sawm (Fasting) is a symbol of our unbounded devotion to Allah.
If Salat (prayer) is the head, Sawm is the heart. Just, as you must not leave out the stated Salat, you must not lose Fasting the month of Ramadan. ‘What prayers seek to do five times a day, Fasting in the month of Ramadan Does once a year’.
Sawm is a place of rest for the body and relaxation for the Soul. It’s a great step along the way of achieving our real goals of life. It’s an active action, in spirit as well as form. It’s one of the driving forces behind our actions.
Ibn Al-Qayyim says: ‘Fasting is most efficacious in the protections of the external limbs and internal organs. It guards against disorders resulting from the accumualation of the effete matter. It expels the toxins that are injurious to health and cures the ailments which develop in the body due to over-indulgence. It is beneficial for health and most helpful in leading a life of piety and good-doing’
Transliteration has been used on a little scale to present the Islamic terminology such as Sawm, Jihad, Hadith, Ghazwa…
This point depends on the fact that Islam adopts a terminology of its own, so that its own ideals may be distinguished from common ideals.
Another general fact which supports this point is that every language has its own character.
Finally, I pray to Allah to bless my efforts with His grace and acceptance. I, also, pray to Him to make it possible for me to complete this series. It’s hoped that this series will extend the spread of Islam among English Language readers. It is He, alone, who listens to supplications.
Praise is due to Allah, The Lord of the Universe.
Net Weight (LB): 0.24
Edition: 1994
Shipping Weight (LB): 1
Publisher: Millat Book Centre
Publishers Note: Dedication to those who have been exerting their own lives and wealth for the sake of Allah to free peoples from all forms of injustice.
Country of Printing: India

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