In this article, we will examine the Muslims’ claim of practicing fasting during the month of Ramadan. Fasting is one of the major pillars of Islam, which is practiced and celebrated by Muslims worldwide for the past 1400 years.
Let us first look at reasons why Muslims are commanded to fast. Allah commanded Muslim believers in Qur’an 2:183-185 to fast: “O you who have believed, fasting is decreed to you as it was decreed to those before you, perhaps you may fear. Numbered days, so whoever among you who was sick or traveling, so [he will fast] same number of other days. And as for those who are not able to keep it, the atonement of this will be the feeding of a poor one. And he who volunteers good, so it is good for him; and if you fast, it is good for you, if you were knowing.”
“ The month of Ramadan, in which the Qur'ān was sent down a guidance to the people and proofs of the guidance and of the distinguisher, so whoever among you witnesses the month, so let him fast it. And whoever was sick or traveling, so a like number of days. Allah desires the ease for you and does not desire the difficulty for you and that you complete the number. And that you may Kaber Allah [that is to call ‘Allah Akber,’ i.e. Allah is bigger] for his guidance, and perhaps you may be thankful.”
From these verse ...