Fast of the Month of Ramadhan: Philosophy and Ahkam

This text includes fasting in history, benefits of fasting, types of fasts, and the Prophet's preaching on Ramadhan. Also includes other articles on the Night of Power, and Invocations for Ramadhan.

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  1. Dedication
  2. Introduction
  3. Fast in History
  4. Name and Derivation
  5. Fast of the Month of Ramadhan
  6. The Niyyat (Intention) to Fast
  7. Significance of the Month of Ramadhan and its Fast
  8. A Few Benefits of the Fast
  9. What Breaks the Fast
  10. Do not say “Ramadhan” only
  11. History and Types of Fast
  12. Forty Types of Fast
  13. Optional Fast
  14. The Prophet (S) preaching about the Month of Ramadhan
  15. Norms of Conduct related to the Fast
  16. Breaking the Fast (Iftar)
  17. Invocations at the time of Breaking of the Fast
  18. The Month of Repetance
  19. A Glance at Paradise and Hell
  20. When Fast is Prohibited
  21. It is the Month of the Holy Qur’an
  22. Rewards of Reciting Chapters from the Holy Qur’an
  23. The Significance of the Fast will be realized only at the moment of Death
  24. What is al-Sirat al-Mustaqeem?
  25. Sharing Iftar with Others
  26. The early meal of the Month of Ramadhan (Suhoor)
  27. Prayer during the Glorious month of Ramadhan
  28. Ghusl
  29. The Night of Destiny (Lailatul-Qadr)
  30. Which Night is Lailatul-Qadr?
  31. Recommended Deeds for each Night of the Last Ten Nights of the Month
  32. Recommended Deeds for the Twenty-Third Night of the Month of Ramadhan
  33. Invocation for the Twenty-Third Night (of the Month of Ramadhan)
  34. What ought to be repeated every night of the last ten nights of the month
  35. Zakatul-Fitr (Fitra)
  36. Who receives Fitra
  37. Eid al-Fitr and its Prayers
  38. Conclusion
  39. Glossary