Author: Muhammad Umar Chand
Publisher: AS Noordeen
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Description:All societies, from the most primitive to the most advanced, have found fasting useful for one reason or another. The people of the Book – Jews, Christians and Muslims have emphasized fasting during certain periods seeking atonement or penance and expressing feelings of mourning or festivity. Even other religious people such as the Jains, Buddhists and Hindus have practiced fasting for their spiritual growth, salvation or atonement. The author suggests that instead of making this world a hot-bed of confrontation, we need to realise that the Source of Guidance for jews, Christians and Muslims has been the same: the more we deviate from the Source, the more problems we will have at our hands.
“Oh, you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for the people before you so that you may become God-conscious!” (Holy Qur’an 2:183)