Fiqh: Sawm or Siyaam (Fasting) Part 1: The Virtues and Benefits of Fasting

1. Definition   The Literal meaning of Sawm is to restrain oneself from something. For example, Allaah tells us in the Quran that Maryam said, “…Verily! I have vowed a fast unto ar – Rahmaan [the Most Beneficent (Allaah)]….” [1]   The fast here means to be silent, that is, to abstain from speaking. Islamically, Sawm means […]

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Striving Hard, Competing for Good Deeds in Ramadaan by Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez bin Baaz

All Praise is due to Allaah, and may the peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad. It is legislated for all the Muslims to strive hard in the various types of worship during this noble month. They should strive to pray voluntary prayers and recite the Qur`an with reflection and thinking. They should increase […]

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