When Was the First Ramadan? Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Fasting became obligatory in stages — first, the Prophet (peace be upon him) commanded his Companions (Allah be pleased with them) to fast the day of ‘Ashura; then, Allah Most High revealed the verses that made it obligatory to fast Ramadan, but He gave the Companions (Allah be pleased with them) the option to pay a fidya; then, He revealed the verses that removed this option to pay a fidya.