Fasting is one of the practical laws (Furu-ud-deen) in Islamic laws and it is made compulsory on every matured, sane believer once in every year in the Holy month of Ramadan. The legislation of fasting just like other legislations in the Islamic law (Sharia) is made for the utmost benefits of man or/and human society. This indeed comes out of the divine mercy and benevolence of Allah on His creatures. In light of this, in this work - based on sound logical reasoning and textual evidences from the Qur’an and the Hadiths – we are trying to examine some of the associated lessons of Ramadan fast.
Today is the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan and this month of blessings is gradually coming to an end. I beseech Allah in His infinite mercy to count us among those who shall witness its last day while having our sins forgiven, favored with Your boundless blessings and to include us and our family among the prosperous ones (Ilahi Amin). Meanwhile, it is pertinent at this juncture to look at one of the compulsory expenses of the heads of the family, particularly in the month of Shawwal, that is, the act of given out Zakat al-Fitr. The rulings discussed are based on the verdicts of Ayatullah Ali Khamaeni (RA)