The History of Fasting – Preparing for Ramadan

Saad Tasleem

Channel: Saad Tasleem

Topics: Ramadan

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Hope everyone is doing well as you all may know the month of Ramadan is not too far away so what I wanted to do was before Ramadan starts do a series of regular videos that are short one to two minutes as short as I can make it a shout law in which we start preparing for the month of Ramadan and start educating ourselves. So when Ramadan comes We are ready and good to go We ask Allah to allow us to witness the month of Ramadan mean okay so for today inshallah out I want to talk about the history of fasting and Ramadan. Well, first of all, we hear it last time now to tell us in the Quran Surah Baqarah. Allah says yeah, you have Nadine Amano.

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quotevalet camassia who come up with the band and Nadine Amina publikum Nanda Quinta chacun Oh, those of you who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you, as it was prescribed upon those who came before you, so that perhaps you will attain temple or piety. So there's actually many things we learned from this. But for us right now it's relevant we're talking about is fasting being prescribed upon those who came before us meaning the prophets and their nations and their people that came before us. Fasting was always there, it was always a part of spirituality. Now, the way the fasting or the specifics of the fast may have different but fasting terms of holding back for

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the sake of a lost kind of data that was always there it's not something which is new. Now. In terms of Islamic Lee for the Mohammed's I send them fasting was obligated upon the Muslims, I believe in the second year of higit, meaning after the Muslims had emigrated from Mecca to Medina. And I think President and Fassett a total of nine total animal bones in his life. And actually, because of that, we know a lot about the fasts of the president and we know a lot about how the Preston settlement was in the month of Ramadan, we'll talk about those in future videos inshallah, to Allah, the obligations of Islam. They came in the, what is known as the second phase, not the Macan phase, but

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the phase where the Muslims had moved to Medina. And also, when fasting was first prescribed on the Muslims, they had a choice, they could either feed the poor and needy, or they could actually fast the way we fast right now. And initially, that's how it was until it was prescribed that we have to fast and feeding the poor and needy was only left to those people who are unable to fast. And actually, there are many things we learned from that, first of all, is the step by step process through which matters were legislated or obligated upon the Muslims. And what we learned from that is that when we are calling other people to goodness, we can't expect them to become like a super

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Muslim, all of a sudden, we have to understand that it takes time, spirituality takes time, people need to start with small things and then build upon that sometimes we're in a rush to make somebody the perfect Muslims and we all get get on their case, and, you know, start hammering them with pet toys and things like that. And that's the first lesson second lesson is that there's always been a relationship between the poor and hungry and fasting. So with fasting, one of the things that we get to fasting is we get a sense of we're supposed to get a sense of empathy towards those who may go hungry. So I've had a lot even with all the money and wealth and everything and resources in the

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world today, there are still a lot of people in the world who go hungry. And so as a Muslim, we fast and one of the wisdoms behind fasting is to feel that sense of empathy towards them, so we feel kind of like we feel what they're going through. And because of that we're supposed to open our hearts to them and be as helpful and giving as possible. Alright, so that's just a little bit about the history of fasting jalta I'll see you in the next video. Make sure you are subscribed to the YouTube channel because all of these videos are going to be uploaded to YouTube and Lost Planet Allah knows best until next time inshallah data set on what a coven what I met the law he or what I can do