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Re: Siyyam & not Fastening
By:Mubashir, Canada
Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 3:26 am
In Response To: Siyyam & not Fastening (Engr Awais Durrani Islamabad)

Dear Br Awais, can you please explain how you understand:

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[2:185] When the Koran is sent down, it becomes manifestly intense (shahru ramadan), a guidance for the people and explanations from the guidance and the criterion. Therefore, whoever amongst you experiences these manifestations (shahida minkum shahra) you shall control yourself (fal-ya-sumhoo). And those who are ill or travelling they shall reckon from other days (faiddatun min ayyamin ukhra). Allah wishes convenience for you, and He does not impose hardship upon you; and so that you shall fulfil your own reckoning, and you shall glorify Allah for guiding you, so that you are appreciative.

1. "When the Quran is sent down...."
When the Quran is sent down to who? The blessed Messenger or to the common man? Obviously it was revealed to the blessed Messenger and not the believers.
Now if you agree it was sent down to the Messenger [our salutes to him] then how can this be extended to the believers?

2. Please read the line above that says "...Therefore, whoever amongst you experiences these manifestations.."
By "whoever experiences these manifestations", are we to understand that who ever is conveyed revelations must "....you shall control yourself..." control themselves?

How should we understand this sentence? Why must any one who experiences these manifestations [I presume it means revelations] need to control [observe abstinence] himself ?

If one must try and observe abstinence how does travelling [or sickness] interfere with keeping a check on proper behavior?

Please note that if we understand the word Siyyaam as abstinence or watchful behavior then the above does not make any sense as exercising self control should not face difficulties while travelling or during sickness.

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Siyyam & not Fastening
Engr Awais Durrani Islamabad -- Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 5:13 am
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:29 pm
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Engr Awais Durrani Islamabad -- Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 5:51 am
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Kafil Tunsill -- Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:37 am
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shad -- Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:35 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Friday, 9 June 2017, 2:53 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Sunday, 11 June 2017, 10:32 am
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 9 June 2017, 3:42 pm
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Engr Awais Durrani Islamabad -- Saturday, 10 June 2017, 7:17 am
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Ali Syed New Jersey -- Saturday, 10 June 2017, 8:31 pm
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shad -- Saturday, 10 June 2017, 11:59 am
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Saturday, 10 June 2017, 3:27 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Sunday, 11 June 2017, 7:32 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:48 am
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Dawood, USA -- Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 3:29 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 3:26 am