O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed
for those before you so that you may learn self-restraint.
Fast the prescribed number of days; except if any of you
is ill or on a journey, then fast a similar number of days
later. For those who can not endure it for medical reasons,
there is a ransom: the feeding of one poor person for each
missed day. Whoever does more good than this voluntarily,
it is better for him. However, if you truly understand the
rationale of fasting, it is better for you to fast.
It is the month of Ramadhãn in which the Qur’an was revealed,
a guidance for mankind with clear teachings showing the
Right Way and a criterion of truth and falsehood.
Therefore, anyone of you who witnesses that month should
fast therein, and whoever is ill or upon a journey shall
fast a similar number of days later on. Allah intends your
well-being and does not want to put you to hardship. He
wants you to complete the prescribed period so that you
should glorify His Greatness and render thanks to Him for
giving you guidance.
When my servants question you about Me, tell them that I am very close to them. I answer the prayer of every suppliant when he calls Me; therefore, they should respond to Me and put their trust in Me, so that they may be rightly guided.
It is made lawful for you to approach
your wives during the night of the fast; they are an apparel
for you and you for them. Allah knows that you were committing
dishonesty to your souls. So He has relented towards you
and pardoned you. Now, you may approach your wives
and seek what Allah has written for you. Eat and drink until
the white thread of dawn appears to you distinct from the
black thread of night, then complete your fast till nightfall.
Do not approach your wives during I‘htikaf (retreat in
the mosques in last ten days of Ramadhãn). These are
the limits set by Allah: do not ever violate them. Thus
Allah makes His revelations clear to mankind so that they
may guard themselves against evil.
Do not misappropriate one another’s property unjustly, nor bribe the judges, in order to misappropriate a part of other people’s property, sinfully and knowingly.
SECTION: 24 They question you about the
new moon. Tell them: it is to determine the periods of time
for the benefit of mankind and for the Hajj (pilgrimage).
It is not righteous to enter your houses from the back doors
during Hajj times. Righteousness is to fear Allah.
Enter your houses through the proper doors and fear Allah
so that you may prosper.