Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How Muslim Fast Differs From Other Religions

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O Believers, Fasting (sawm) has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may attain Taqwa (fear of God)
(Qur'an 2:83)

This verse establishes that fasting had been made obligatory for all believers, past, present and future, and that the aim behind it is to open their hearts to God and make them more conscious and fearful of Him.