Qur'anic Studies
Fasting is Prescribed
Yaaa-'ayyu-hallaziina 'aamanuu kutiba
'alay-kumus-Siyaamu kamaa kutiba 'alal-laziina
min-qablikum la-'allakum tatta-quun,-

O, believers! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it
was a precept for those before you, that you may be
God fearing.

Sura 2: 183

The principle of fasting existed even before the
advent of Islam. Fasting is enjoined during the
month of Ramadan. This fasting is rigid. It differs
from other fasts. Fasting is an exercise in
self-denial. the object of fasting is self-purification,
self-control and discipline.
MULTIPLE TRANSLATIONS : Suras - 114: 113 : 112 :  109 : 108 :