Fasting Ramadhan and Zakat Al-Fitr
By: Mohammad bin Saleh Al-Othaimeen
This treatise deals briefly with the practice,
rules and benefits of fasting.

In Islam, fasting is a religious ritual that involves abstaining from all food, drink, sexual activity, and certain other activities from dawn until sunset.

Fasting the Month of Ramadan

This communal religious obligation is one of the five pillars of Islam. It derives its important from the saying of the Prophet Muhammad that "Islam stands on five (pillars): To witness that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His Prophet, to perform the required prayers, to pay the Zakat(poor-due), to fast the month of Ramadan, and to perform the pilgrimage to Makkah.

Who Must Fast?

 Source:University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Islamic Society.