Tasks and Secrets Associated With Fasting
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By Ibn Qudāma al-Maqdisī and Ibn al-Jawzi [1]
Translated by Shaykh Musa Furber [2]
Know that fasting contains a distinctive characteristic not found elsewhere. It is being ascribed to Allah Mighty and Majestic, where He (Transcendent is …

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Question:
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Question #1:
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Question:
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