The month of Ramadan holds significant spiritual importance in Islam as a holy month of mercy. It marks the beginning of the revelation of Islam’s holy book, the Noble Qur’an, and is therefore often referred to as the month of the Qur’an. Our Lord is merciful towards his servants, the doors of mercy are wide open during this month and He grants various gifts to the servants who put the month of Ramadan to good use. It is a unique opportunity for those who want to purify themselves from sins, stay away from evil, and expiate for their mistakes in this month. One of the most fundamental features that make the month of Ramadan important and valuable to Muslims is ‘fasting’. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is fardh for every Muslim and it is one of Islam’s primary acts of worship.

The work entitled “Fasting the Blessing of Ramadan”, which explains the meaning of fasting and especially the nature of fasting in the month of Ramadan, has taken its place among the publications of the Presidency of Religious Affairs. In the first chapter of the book written by Rukiye Aydogdu Demir, it is emphasized that it is the month of the Qur’an, worship, fasting, mercy, patience, gratitude, repentance, cooperation, solidarity, and friendship. With verses from the Holy Qur’an and examples from the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), the book expresses that fasting is not only a sign and indicator of being Muslim but also the most beautiful expression of our servitude, closeness, and gratitude to our Lord. The book also emphasizes that fasting is a training of the will and a great opportunity for a person to discipline himself spiritually and physically.

The last chapter of the book informs us that Eid al-Fitr is a time for Muslims to come together and share their joy with one another. We are truly pleased to present this valuable work, which delves into the most fundamental acts of fasting, a cornerstone of worship during the spiritually rejuvenating month of Ramadan, in a comprehensible style for the benefit of our esteemed readers.