Fasting in the Quran

 
2:183 O you who believe, fasting has been decreed for you as it was decreed for those before you, perhaps you may be righteous.

2:184 A number of days. Whoever of you is ill or traveling, then the same number from different days; and as for those who can do so but with difficulty, they may redeem by feeding the needy. Whoever does good voluntarily, it is better for him. If you fast, it is better for you if you knew.

2:185 The month of Ramadhan, in which the Qur'an was revealed; as a guide to the people and clarities from the guidance and the Criterion. Whoever of you witnesses the month, then let him fast it. And whoever is ill or traveling, then the same number from different days. God wants to bring you ease and not to bring you hardship; and so that you may complete the count, and magnify God for what He has guided you, that you may be thankful.

2:186 And if My servants ask you about Me, I am near answering the calls of those who call to Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be guided.

2:187 It has been made lawful for you during the night of fasting to approach your women sexually. They are a garment for you and you are a garment for them. God knows that you used to betray your souls so He has accepted your repentance, and forgiven you; now you may approach them and seek what God has written for you. And you may eat and drink until the white thread is distinct from the black thread of dawn; then you shall complete the fast until night; and do not approach them while you are devoted in the temples. These are the boundaries of God, so do not transgress them. It is thus that God clarifies His revelations to the people who they may be righteous.
 2:196 And  conclude the Pilgrimage and the visit for God. But, if you are  prevented, then provide what offering is affordable; and do not shave  your heads until the offering reaches its destination. Whoever of you is  ill or has an ailment to his head, then he may redeem by fasting or  giving a charity or a rite. But if you are secure, then whoever makes  the visit, but decides to continue until the Pilgrimage, then he shall  provide what offering is affordable; but for he who cannot find  anything, then he must fast for three days during the Pilgrimage and  seven when he returns; this will make a complete ten - this is for those  whose family is not resident at the Restricted Temple. And be aware of  God, and know that God is severe in retribution. 

	

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