Our shield: Fasting

Folders / Ramadan / Fatma Bayram

The reason why fasting constitutes a form of worship in its truest form in all religions throughout history is the need to discipline human nature, which does not change, despite changes in time.  Fasting helps a great deal when a person tried to adopt good manners..

read more 18.07.2013, Thursday

Collective Iftar at the end of one Month of Fasting

Folders / Ramadan / Mehmet Paksu

The Eid ul-Fitr has a special place among Muslims. Like the joy of iftar after a day of fasting, it reflects the joy of a collective iftar, or breaking of the fast, after a month of fasting.

read more 28.10.2010, Thursday

Fasting And Economics

Folders / Ramadan / Mustafa Özel, PhD

The only connection between fasting and economics for most of us is the market pick-up particularly in the food sector as Ramadan approaches. As if they have waited for the opportunity for 11 months, Muslims roll up their sleeves and naturally enliven the markets.

read more 28.10.2010, Thursday

'Those With Dates at Home Won't Go Hungry'

Folders / Ramadan / Lastprophet.info

The month of Ramadan is upon us. The display windows and street stands have now been prepared for Ramadan. The foods which will adorn the blessed iftar tables are piling up in storage rooms. The fruit which receives the most attention and is the most popular item on stands is undoubtedly the date.

read more 28.10.2010, Thursday

Uniting Through Worship

Folders / Ramadan / Elif Eryarsoy Aydın

The tarawih salat, one of the few supererogatory prayers that can be prayed with a congregation, has an important function in respect to enabling individuals to get to know one another, to draw closer to one another and to become reconciled.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Fitr Alms

Folders / Ramadan / Mahbube Ciftçi

The five basic things that the religion of Islam aims to protect are religion, nafs (ego or soul), the mind, property and chastity.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

The Mosque’s Silent Guests: Women

Folders / Ramadan / Nevin Meriç

Benefiting greatly from the mosque and congregation during the time of the Prophet Muhammad, women developed other mosque-congregation arrangements with the expansion of Islamic lands and the increase in Muslim population.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Night of Power

Folders / Ramadan / Sezai Karakoç

The Night of Power is a night praised by the Quran, because the Night of Power is the night the Quran descended. If the Quran had not been revealed, the universe and existence would have remained a riddle whose secret could not be known.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Anniversary of the Quran's First Revelation

Folders / Ramadan / Selva Özelbaş

The month of Ramadan is the anniversary of the Qur'an's first revelation or, in other words, the anniversary of the beginning of the call to Islam. Besides this blessed month and night, no other month or other night is distinctly mentioned in the Qur'an with a different name, especially with praise.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday

Fasting: Cement Block-Busting

Folders / Ramadan / Sezai Karakoç

Just as spring cleaning is made in a house once a year when the cob webs are swept away, the roof is repaired, and the house is cleaned, repaired and painted, our souls need such a general cleaning and revision once a year.

read more 11.03.2010, Thursday


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