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Justice in Islam
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The Fast of Ramadan
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Salat - Mathematical Structure
70 Matters Related to Fasting
Ramadan: The Month of Mercy to Muslims
Reaping the benefits of Ramadan
The virtue of the last ten days of Ramadaan and Laylat al-Qadr
The Salaf In Ramadaan
Remaining Steadfast After Ramadhaan
Reality and Obligation in Ramadan
Ramadhan: A Reminder of Unity
In Ramadan Paradise Opens its Doors
Ramadan Month of the Quraan
Questions on Ramadhaan
On Fasting Without Prayers
The Inner Secrets of Fasting
Important Lessons From Ramadan
Establishing Ramadhan and Other Islamic Dates
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 Sawm or Fasting

In the past, Prophets and the people used to fast. Jesus (P*) fasted for forty days (Matthew 4:2). Fasting is obligatory for the Muslims during the month of Ramadan, the 9th month of the lunar year. They refrain from all food, drink and sex from dawn to sunset. They refrain from these daily necessities solely to obey God. Fasting brings people closer to God. This teaches them self control, discipline and patience. A deep feeling for those who are less fortunate develops. By sharing the hunger pain, they realize the need to share their fortune with the less fortunate. It develops a keen sense of brotherhood among them. Fasting also cleanses one`s soul.