This publication outlines the need for Muslims to re-focus on the reason for fasting in the month of Ramadan, Due to many decades, if not centuries of confusing tradition and customs with Islamic principles, the perceived purpose of Ramadan has changed. This book outlines what is needed to be done to re-establish the close connection with Allah, The practice of eating exotic, extravagant foods and of over-eating takes away the spirituality that we desparately need during this holy month. This book is intended to read well before Ramadan, to initiate the changes required for a spiritually rearding Ramadan.
A comprehensive work, chapters include: preparing for Ramadan, exercises in Ramadan, physical benefits of performing tarawih prayer, harmful foods, medical benefits of fasting, fasting and losing weight, Diabetes & other illnesses and fasting, psycho-sociological benefits of fasting, oral hygiene in Ramadan, menstruation in Ramadan, and also a few helpful recipes for Ramadan, and more.
The author, Dr Farouk Haffejee, is a family physician with many years of experience in Australia and South Africa.