As Ramadan gets closer, here are some highlights from our popular On-Demand course, Making the Most of Ramadan: Transformative Lessons from Learned Islamic Scholars.
Part 2: The Aims of Fasting by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
In this section, Shaykh Faraz covers portions of the book, “The Higher Aims of Fasting,” by the great scholar Al-Izz ibn Abd As-salam, who was known as “The Sultan of the Scholars” due to his high rank and profuse understanding in the religion. He was an expert in Islamic law amongst other sciences.
It is divided into 4 sections:
- Duty & Virtues of Fasting from Qur’an & Sunna
- The Sunnas and Etiquette of Fasting
- The Spiritual Works of Ramadan
- Fasting and Spiritual Works Beyond Ramadan
Through this course you will get a true sense of the ultimate purpose of fasting based on the Quran and the blessed Sunnah of the Beloved Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace. There are plenty of hadiths mentioned throughout the class that you may benefit from listening to or even memorising, to better internalise the meaning.
You will also discover the 7 great virtues of the fast. Such as raising in ranks; expiation of errors, breaking desires and so on.
The book has a very valuable section on the adab(etiquette) of fasting such as guarding the tongue and what to break the fast with.
As the blessed month of Ramadan, this course is a must have in order to be mentally prepared and energised before its arrival.
For more information about this class or to register, click here.