THE BLESSINGS AND BOUNTIES OF RAMADAN

Siraat-e-Mustaqeem

Excerpted from a lesson given by: By Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks

GOAL: To highlight the benefits and objectives of fasting

WHAT DOES FASTING MEAN TECHNICALLY?

To refrain from the carnal desires of the private parts and stomach, with the intention of worshipping/seeking closeness to Allah.

  1. WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF FASTING in Surah Baqarah: 2: 183 Objective of fasting: to obtain taqwa.

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيۡڪُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِڪُمۡ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تَتَّقُونَ (١٨٣)

Yusuf Ali’s translation: O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that ye may (learn) self-restraint.― (183)

The translations of تَتَّقُونَ:

Pickthall: ward off (evil); (183)

Mohsin: Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2). (183)

Abdul Daryabadi: fear God. (183)

Muhammad Asad: Conscious of God 183

And in Urdu:

Ahmed Ali & Jalandry: پرہیز گار ہو جاؤ (۱۸۳

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