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Re: Do I have to fast?
By:Mike Dennis
Date: Friday, 10 May 2019, 12:48 am
In Response To: Re: Do I have to fast? (Dr Shabbir, Florida)

I am so confused about Ramadan and Sawm (fasting) now. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness. So WHERE do I find the details about when to fast, how to fast, and how long to fast for?

In a religious context people want to to be told what to do and how much to do it. I am just looking for a simple answer. If God truly has commanded the believers to fast in the way people have been doing it for the last few hundred years, then fine. But I really want to know the truth - how do we know the way to fast???

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Do I have to fast?
Nageena Shahab, Haiti -- Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 8:42 pm
Re: Do I have to fast?
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:57 pm
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Shoaib, Toronto -- Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 11:48 am
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M. Raza shahid -- Thursday, 9 May 2019, 4:31 am
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Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 9 May 2019, 7:29 pm
Re: Do I have to fast?
Mike Dennis -- Friday, 10 May 2019, 12:48 am
Re: Do I have to fast?
Kian -- Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:04 pm