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Title: RAMADAN


1
RAMADAN FASTING
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Six Pillars of Faith
  • Believing in
  • The ONENESS of God
  • The Angels
  • The Revealed Books of God
  • The Messengers of God
  • The Day of Judgment, Resurrection, and Afterlife
  • Divine Destiny including human free-will

3
Five Pillars of Islam
Ramadan Fasting
  • Testimony of Faith
  • Daily 5 Time Prayer
  • Fasting during Ramadan
  • Alms-giving (Obligatory Annual Charity)
  • The Pilgrimage to Mecca

4
The Month RAMADAN
  • The ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
  • Muslims are required to fast from dawn to
    sunset.
  • O you who believe, fasting is prescribed
  • for you as it was prescribed for those
  • before you, that you might achieve piety.

  • (Quran 2183)

5
The Requirements
  • Abstaining from
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Intimate Intercourse

Fasting is not only to restrain from food and
drink, fasting is to refrain from obscene
acts. Hadith (Prophetic
Tradition)
6
The Four Dimensions of Ramadan
  1. The behavioral dimension
  2. The religious dimension
  3. The social dimension
  4. The spiritual dimension

7
The behavioral dimension.
  • Fasting in Ramadan is a means of learning
    self-control

8
The religious dimension.
  • Fasting is a way of experiencing hunger and thus
    learning sincere thankfulness and appreciation
    for all of God's bounties.

9
The social dimension.
  • Ramadan is a time for developing empathy/sympathy
    for the less fortunate and generosity
  • People are more generous, more cordial, and more
    ready than at other times of the year to do good
    and charitable work.

10
The spiritual dimension.
  • Fasting during Ramadan is an act of obedience.
  • It leads to sincere thankfulness, which is the
    heart of worship.
  • It also empowers our spiritual side over our
    physical tendencies.

Mind
Carnal Self
Heart
11
Ramadan is about
  • Ramadan is a time of
  • intensive worship and devotion to God,
  • of reading The Quran and Reflecting on its
    teachings,
  • of comprehensive thanksgiving,
  • giving to charity,
  • practicing self-control and kindness,
  • of training oneself to be a better person
    spiritually and
  • improving relationship with others.
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