About The Book
These two treatises discuss and examine the various aspects of fasting and contribute to serving this great pillar of Islam, written by two eminent scholars; both from the blessed land of Syria.
The first is by Shaykh 'Abd-Allah Siraj al-Din al-Husayni, may Allah be pleased with him, from Allepo wherein the author examines the wisdom behind fasting: its obligations, etiquette, requirements, benefits and virtues. It includes an interesting and lengthy discussion on the Night of Divine Decree (commonly referred to as the Night of Power), exploring its derivation, significance and virtues.
The second is by a contemporary scholar from Damascus, Shaykh Hisham Burhani, and primarily deals with the legal aspects of fasting: its rules and regulations in accordance with the Hanafi school of Islamic Jurisprudence. They serve as a means of providing the believer with indispensable knowledge of this pillar so that he may maximize in reaping the reward and the benefit from the blessed month of Ramadhan; in words of the author, Shaykh Hisham Burhani, Allah has not legislated for us this compulsory hunger every year for an entire month except that every individual should achieve the spiritual, health and social benefits which the legislation of fasting contains.
Table of Contents :
---Shaykh 'Abd-Allah Siraj al-Din al-Husayni,
---Shaykh Hisham Burhani,
---Shaykh Muhammad Said Burhani,
---Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Hafiz 'Dibs wa Zayt.
Treatise [One]: Al-Siyam by Shaykh 'Abd-Allah Siraj al-Din al-Husayni,
---Chapter  The Legislation of Fasting,
---The Universal Legislation of Fasting for all Nations,
---The Obligation to Fast the Month of Ramadan,
---Warning against neglecting the Fast of Ramadan without a valid excuse,
---Chapter  The Etiquettes of Fasting,
---The requirement and Etiquette of Fasting,
---Chapter  The Benefit of Fasting,
---Chapter  The Virtues of Fasting,
---Chapter  The Virtues of Ramadan,
---The Night of Divine Decree,
---The Prayer of Tarawih,
---The Prayer of Eid al-Fitr,
---Fasting Six Days of Shawwal.
Treatise [Two] : Al-Sawm by Shaykh Hisham Burhani,
---Noble Verses from the Qur'an,
---Seeking the New Moon of Ramadan.
---It's Significance in Islam,
---The Conditions for it's Obligations,
---Acts that do not invalidate the Fast,
---Acts that invalidate the Fast, and necessitate making it up without requiring atonement,
---Acts that invalidate the Fast, and require atonement in addition to making it up,
---Acts that are severely offensive for someone Fasting,
---Acts that are not offensive for someone Fasting.
---That which is required of someone Fasting,
---The Retreat (I'tikaf),
---The Etiquettes of the Retreat,
---The Time for it's Obligation.
---The Secrets and Wisdom of Fasting.