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Fasting in Ramadan is 30 days, NOT 10 days

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« on: June 26, 2018, 12:26:56 am »


Ever thought why many of those so-called progressive Muslims assume that fasting in Ramadan is only for 10 days?

Needless to say, that's an utter misconception, and they find it easier too, so they keep circulating this disinformation.

The Almighty has clearly asserted that one is to fast for the whole month of Ramadan, that is, 30 days.  Let us analyze truthfully and rationally straight from the Quran.   Quoting Verses 2:184-185.

"Fast for a specific number of days, but if one of you is ill, or on a
journey, on other days later. For those who can fast only with extreme
difficulty, there is a way to compensate– feed a needy person. But if
anyone does good of his own accord, it is better for him, and fasting is
better for you, if only you knew."  2:184.

The highlighted sentence in V. 2:184 is what these so-called progressives are playing with.   In truth, the expression "specific number of days" refers to the 30 days of the month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar of 12 months.

"It was in the month of Ramadan
that the Qur an was revealed as guidance for mankind, clear messages
giving guidance and distinguishing between right and wrong. So any
one of you who is present that month should fast,
and anyone who is
ill or on a journey should make up for the lost days by fasting on other
days later. God wants ease for you, not hardship. He wants you to
complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him for having guided
you, so that you may be thankful."   2:185.

Kindly read V. 2:185 above, carefully, and concentrate on the highlighted portion.  The Verse is simple to follow and clear as daylight.  It confirms without a doubt that fasting is for the entire month of Ramadan. 

From the rhythm and substance of Verses 2:184 and 2:185, it is also evident that Verse 185 follows 184.  Yet, the last ditch attempt of many so-called progressives has been to conceal this aspect.   While commenting, they take Verse 185 first, dismissing the sentence in this Ayat which states  "So any one of you who is present that month should fast," and then quickly jumping on to Verse 184 and misinterpreting the sentence in this Ayat which says "Fast for a specific number of days," which they again misinterpret as 10 days.

So, how do they presume '10 days' ?   That sprouts from yet another misinterpretation of the first two Verses of Surah 89 (Al-Fajr).   Quoting Verses 1 and 2 of Surah Al-Fajr as follows.

"By the dawn
And ten nights, "

They claim that the highlighted expression, that is, Verse 89:2 refers to the last 10 days of Ramadan.   Some traditionalists are of the same opinion while majority of traditionalists claim that it refers to the 10 days of Hajj.  Both are  wrong.   Let us also read Verses 3, 4 and 5 of Surah 89 for clearer exposure of the disinformation spread by these people.

"And the Even and the Odd,
And the night when it departs,
There surely is an oath for thinking man."

If you read all 5 Verses as quoted above and the entire Surah here, the contents neither refer to the 10 nights of Ramadan nor Hajj.

Concentrate specifically on the highlighted Verses "And ten nights, And the Even and the Odd," both these Verses simply refer to the total 30 days of every Islamic month divided into three groups of 10 days each.  That would be, ten days from the 1st to the 10th.  Another ten days from the 11th to the 20th.  And the final group of ten days from 21st to the 30th.  Thus, the Quranic description of "Even and the Odd," which means that in each of these 10 days throughout the 30 days of every month there is an even number and an odd number.  Every month starts with an odd number, that is '1' and the next one is even, that is '2' and so on until 30 .. ending with even.  In these five Verses, The Almighty is taking an oath on the dawn, the 10 nights of every month consisting of an odd number and an even number alternately, and each night which passes, as portents of Allah Almighty upon which every perceptive person needs to reflect.   The Surah further states how Allah punished the disobedient folks in the past, it elucidates the unrighteous temperament inherent of humankind, and finally a description of the Last Day and the Final Judgement.   Do please read in the link given above.

Surah Al-Qadr (Chapter 97) beautifully elucidates the Night of Decree when the Noble Quran was revealed.  It does NOT at all mention anything to presume that this Night was the 26th or 27th night of Ramadan.  Yet, the so-called progressives including Khalifa followers claim Surah AlQadr refers to 27th Ramadan, as do all Hadithists.  Neither is there any such concept in the Quran as "searching for the Night of Qadr (or Decree)."  This is a typically traditional expression and it's illogical as well as misleading.   If Allah Almighty has decided not to disclose any information, not even the best scholar nor the best scientist in the world can discover it.  We simply need to stop speculating on the unseen to avoid the multiplication of guesswork leading to fabrications and lies.

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 12:45:24 am »

O, I see ..... so that's how some Free Minders calculate their discrepant "10 days" of fasting.  LOL.    I did know their fixation on this but I thought they probably have their own, some sort of, absurd calculation of the phases of the moon.   Your post clarifies a lot.  Thanks brother.  That was a very systematic analysis.

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