MQI (Birmingham) arranges crash course on fasting
On the 15th of July 2012, Muslim Youth League (Birmingham) organized its second annual Ramadan Crash Course. The course constituted a 3 hour intensive discussion on Spirit of Fasting; how to move beyond the outward form of Fasting and attain perpetual spiritual benefits. The course was supplemented by free notes for all attendees, who numbered over a 100.
Beginning with a commentary of select Prophetic narratives on the virtues of Fasting and those who fast, the students were then taken through the insightful work of Shaykh ‘Abdul Qadir al-Jilani and Imam al-Ghazzali on the requirements of the inward fast. The Imam provides a detailed delineation of how Fasting can transcend the mere experience of hunger and thirst, to a more profound experience, in which every limb of the human being takes a portion of the fast. We pray to Allah Almighty to allow us to receive and honor the blessed month of Ramadan, and to reap the eternal benefits placed therein.
Reported by: Mozzam Raza