This booklet is an abstract of the rules of fasting. It is extracted from a collection of studies, books and edicts written is accordance with the constructs followed by the Supreme Religious Authority, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani.
Each year, over 1.6 billion Muslims across the world embark on a month-long spiritual journey and period of self-reflection. This is the very essence of the Holy Month of Ramadan. But where did it all begin? What is it that drives nearly a quarter of the world’s population to fast from dawn to dusk? For that matter, are all Muslims required to do so? What if they can’t, or simply don’t want to? Does Islam have an answer to these and similar questions? Find out for yourself in this concise reading.
One of the pillars of Islamic practice is al-sawm the fasting of the month of Ramadan. Millions of Muslims around the world fast during the holy month in a tradition that has continued unbroken for the last fourteen centuries.
Fasting is a common tradition among Muslims that has elaborate ruling and regulations catering to a variety of situations.
This booklet is an abstract of the rules of fasting. It is extracted from a collection of studies, books and edicts written is accordance with the constructs followed by the Supreme Religious Authority, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani (may the Almighty prolong his life). It is written in a simple and brief style and supplemented with questions and answers to help our boys and girls, particularly those who have just reached the religious age of adulthood, understand the jurisprudential issues they may encounter.
Table of Contents
Fasting in the month of Ramadan in Islam
Types of fasts
Who is required to fast in the month of Ramadan
How do we fast in the Month of Ramadan?
When dose the Month of Ramadan begin and end?
Rulings about disrupting the fast in the Month of Ramadan in closing
Glossary of Terms
Title: Fasting: A Haven from Hellfire
Author: Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani
Pub. Date: June 1, 2016