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Last Modified:  19 Aug 2011 01:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Aug 18, 2011 22:43 Updated: Aug 18, 2011 22:43 It is very important to note that proper fasting is not achieved by the mere abstention from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. It is much greater than that. Fasting is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith. Over the last two weeks we discussed its special position and some aspects that must be associated with it. We mentioned that the month of Ramadan is a season for good action, and that its reward is certain ...



Last Modified:  17 Aug 2011 01:31  GMT

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Last Modified:  17 Sep 2010 05:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI | ARAB NEWS Published: Sep 10, 2010 00:55 Updated: Sep 10, 2010 00:55 When Ramadan ends, a unique season of worship is over. For a whole month we fast from dawn to dusk, willingly depriving ourselves of eating and drinking when our bodies have been crying for both food and drink.



Last Modified:  27 Aug 2010 05:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Aug 20, 2010 03:41 Updated: Aug 20, 2010 03:41 Fasting becomes required as a duty when a boy or a girl attains puberty. Prior to that, it is not obligatory. This applies to all Islamic duties of worship. This is considered the age when a person can fulfill regular duties, such as prayers and fasting, because his or her sense of responsibility is deemed to have reached a sufficient stage of maturity.



Last Modified:  26 Aug 2010 05:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Aug 26, 2010 19:45 Updated: Aug 26, 2010 19:45 It is well known in Islamic worship that when we have fulfilled a duty as it is required of us, we may voluntarily add more of the same duty. When we have offered the five daily prayers, we may volunteer to pray even more. We may pray what the Prophet (peace be upon him) has recommended us before or after each one of the five obligatory prayers. This is known as sunnah. We may also volunteer more than that, especial ...



Last Modified:  20 Aug 2010 01:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Aug 20, 2010 03:41 Updated: Aug 20, 2010 03:41 Fasting becomes required as a duty when a boy or a girl attains puberty. Prior to that, it is not obligatory. This applies to all Islamic duties of worship. This is considered the age when a person can fulfill regular duties, such as prayers and fasting, because his or her sense of responsibility is deemed to have reached a sufficient stage of maturity.




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