[2:183] O ye who believe!
Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you,
that ye may (learn) self-restraint,-
(Fasting) for a
fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the
prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those who
can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is
indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will,- it is
better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.
Ramadhan is the
(month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also
clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So
every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should
spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the
prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends
every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He
wants you) to complete the
prescribed period, and to glorify Him in
that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.
[2:186] When My servants
ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the
prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a
will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the
[2:187] Permitted to you,
on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your
garments and ye are their garments. Allah knoweth what ye used to do
secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so now
associate with them, and seek what Allah Hath ordained for you, and eat
and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from
its black thread; then complete your fast Till the night appears; but
do not associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the
mosques. Those are Limits (set by) Allah. Approach not nigh thereto.
Thus doth Allah make clear His Signs to men: that they may learn