All praise is rightfully due to Allaah alone. We praise Him, seek His Aid and His Forgiveness. Whomsoever Allaah guides there is none who can misguide and whomsoever Allaah misguides there is none who can guide. I bear witness that there is nothing which has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, without any partners and I bear witness that Muhammad (S) is His servant and messenger.
The following is a compilation of articles which appeared in the December 1993 edition of the American magazine 'Hudaa'. This was a special edition prepared for Ramadaan and included a comprehensive treatment of all the various aspects, topics and questions pertaining to the month of Fasting and its Injunctions.
After having received permission from the producers of Hudaa magazine, we felt it would be of invaluable benefit for our brothers and sisters if this edition could be reproduced in the form of a booklet, thereby allowing them access to the relevant information with ease.
The articles have been sparingly edited and also rearranged. A comprehensive contents list has also been added to facilitate the use of and add to the value of the booklet. Due to shortage of time, a glossary of terms could not be added but we hope in the second edition Allaah allows us, with His Aid, to accomplish that.
Many thanks to all the brothers, especially Tajuddeen Rachidi, Indra, Abdul Ahad Siddiqi, Maher Jesry and Aftaab Chaudhury, for their valuable contributions to the fruition of this project.
We pray to Allaah that he makes this effort righteous, for His sake alone and that none else is made a partner to Him in it.
Amjad Ibn Muhammad Rafiq
University of Essex,