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Essentials of Ramadan: The Fasting Month


This is an in-depth resume of the essential rules and laws on the Fiqh of fasting designed to provide the reader with an explanation for both the spiritual and physical significance and uniqueness of this remarkable act of worship. Sheikh Shu’aib clarifies the major point on fasting. His focus is the relevance of this divine discipline to life and living as well as the interpretation of the related text on Fasting based on Al-Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saas).

This book serves as a guide and reference on courses on Islamic studies.



Whoever is compelled to break his fast for a valid reason, such as donating blood to save a life, and he or she does not have the strength to do so without food, the person is allowed to break his fast. Indeed, it is mandatory for him to break, because saving a life is mandatory.

As they say: Mala, yatimul wajib illa bihi fahuwa wajid. (An action necessary to accomplish a mandatory act is mandatory.) Similarly, the person who needs to break his fast to gain strength so as to participate in defending Muslim life and property should break his fast.

This book is an in-depth review of the most important rules and laws on the Fiqh of fasting, with the aim of explaining both the moral and physical meaning and uniqueness of this extraordinary act of worship to the reader.



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