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    Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie

The Book on Fasting

by: Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie

Fasting is one of the most meritorious acts in Islam. In this book the fiqh (jurisprudence) of fasting, as well as its excellence, virtues and benefits, are expounded upon, which will if read and understood, enhance the observance of fasting to a higher degree, Insha-Allah.

The definitions of fasting, the various types of fasting and its principles and rules are defined. The sighting of the crescent, the manner in which the months of Ramadan and Shawwal becomes official, the viewpoint of the astronomer and the Hakim (judge) are discussed.

Other interesting discussions include fasting on Youmush Shak (the day of doubt), the various viewpoints of Laylatul Qadr, the fifteenth night of Sha’ban (Laylatul Bara-’ah – the night of pardoning of sons), and the days when fasting becomes haram (unlawful), makruh (abominable) and sunnah (recommended).

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1944
As a Faqih, Shaykh Abdurraghiem authored 30 books on various aspects of Islam such as Tauhid, Salaah, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj (from the viewpoint of all four major Schools of Thought), Maintenance and Child-care in Islam, Islamic Jurisprudence and Muslim Personal Law; including Marriage, Divorce and Inheritance. Four of his publications are endorsed by Egypt’s Al-Azhar University. These are; The Comparative Study of Inheritance in Islam (376 pages), A Journey Through the World of Belief – A Book on Tauhid / Monotheism (377 pages), The Supernatural: Fact or fiction in Islam (96 pages) and The Laws pertaining to Mosques in Islam (176 pages). Shaykh Abdurraghiem’s final book published in his lifetime took seven years of research and writing. The Evolution of Islamic Legislation Volume One is a 606-page in-depth study of the development of the Shari’ah through the first three periods in Islamic history. Volume Two covering the fourth, fifth and sixth was unfortunately not realised. Shaykh Abdurraghiem sadly did not live to see a final book – to which he painstakingly dedicated his last few years – published. This book, A Beginner Journey through the World of Islam is in its final stages of editing.
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About This Book
Overview

Fasting is one of the most meritorious acts in Islam. In this book the fiqh (jurisprudence) of fasting, as well as its excellence, virtues and benefits, are expounded upon, which will if read and understood, enhance the observance of fasting to a higher degree, Insha-Allah.

The definitions of fasting, the various types of fasting and its principles and rules are defined. The sighting of the crescent, the manner in which the months of Ramadan and Shawwal becomes official, the viewpoint of the astronomer and the Hakim (judge) are discussed.

Other interesting discussions include fasting on Youmush Shak (the day of doubt), the various viewpoints of Laylatul Qadr, the fifteenth night of Sha’ban (Laylatul Bara-’ah – the night of pardoning of sons), and the days when fasting becomes haram (unlawful), makruh (abominable) and sunnah (recommended).

Fasting during the early days of Islam, actions which nullify the fast such as eating and sexual intercourse as well as the kafarah (atonement) for the transgression are explored. Reasons which make eating permissible during Ramadan and its judgement are discussed with a valuable addition to the book on pregnancy and breast-feeding. A medical perspective on fasting which answers popular questions on fasting has also been added. I’tikaf (intention to remain in a mosque to perform certain actions), Tarawih salah, Eid Salah, the Takbirs and actions sunnah to perform on the day of Eid are explained in detail. The Zakatul Fitr and voluntary sadaqah are expounded upon.

This book has been written from the viewpoints of the Shafi’i and Hanafiyah schools of thought.

Excerpt

Fasting regularly removes the screen that thwarts us from reaching greater and higher spiritual levels. If we look around us, we will find countless people indulging in their every desire and greed. Their greed for wealth, for example, causes a barrier between them and what is honourable. Others overtax their bodies by indulging in everything that arouses their appetite.

How appropriate the statement of some of the sahabah (companions) who said: “Man has not filled a container worse than his stomach.” Jesus used to say to his disciples: “Do not eat much, otherwise you will drink much and your hearts will become hard.”

Details

SKU: fas-01-s
Publisher: Red Kufi Books
Publish Date: 1992
Page Count: 178

“The Book on Fasting”

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