Category: Ramadan
Fatwa#: 21635
Asked Country: Kenya

Answered Date: Jul 31,2012

Title: To whom does the Ayat of fasting apply?

Question

asalaam aleiqum,

the ayat of fasting is it been sent to the umma,muslims , or beleivers of islam

jazaaka ALLAH KHEIRAN

Answer

 

Answer:

 

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

 

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

 

Fasting is an act of worship (ibadat). It is one of the Fundamental Principles (Pillars) of Islam.

 

Allah Subhana wa Ta’Ala says:[1]”Oh you who believe fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may attain Taqwa (God-Fearing).”

 

 Allah Subhana wa Ta’Ala says Oh you who believe. This is a general command for everyone  who are Believers in Islam. The command is that they should fast.(Mariful Quran – Maktaba-eDarul-Uloom; pg. 454)

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies

Student Darul Iftaa

 

Checked and Concurred by,

Moulana Ismail Desai

daruliftaa.net 

 

 



[1]   { يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ (183)} [البقرة: 183]

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