The Purpose of Fasting

My ramadan recordThe ultimate goal of the fast is to develop taqwa (consciousness of God) in people, as Allah said in Surah al–Baqarah Verse 183, “…that you may become righteous (taqwa).”

Taqwa is amongst the highest moral qualities that a Muslim can attain. It is achieved by placing a shield between ones self and Allah’s wrath, as the root meaning of the word implies (i.e. taqwa comes from the verb waqaa, which means “to safeguard”). Continue reading

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Definition of Fasting

 

My ramadan recordWhat does Sawm (fasting) mean?

The meaning of fasting in Arabic is ‘’sawm’’ and ‘’siyam’’. The word “sawm” means “to keep away from something, to restrain oneself, to prevent oneself in Arabic.
As a Fıqh term, it means “to keep away from eating, drinking and conjugal relations (jima) between husband and wife from dawn until the sunset (maghrib) consciously and by seeking a goal.   Continue reading

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My name is Rahmah, I'm a homeschooling Mum of five. I live in the UK but I'm originally from Indonesia. My educational background is in Electrical Engineering. If you like my blog, please press Ctrl+D to bookmark my page and check What’s new in Rahmah Muslim Homeschool. Please, remember me in your duaa's.