A Believer's Guide to Fasting :
Two Treatises on The Rulings, Merits and Secrets of Fasting
By Shaykh 'Abd-Allah Siraj al-Din & Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani
Translated By Amjad Mahmood
Paperback : 113 Pages
ISBN : 9780957693746
Publisher : Heritage Press, UK.
About The Book
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 from Allepo wherein the author examines:
- The wisdom behind fasting
- Its obligations,
- 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 the Late Syrian Hanafi scholar 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.
' 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'.Shaykh Hisham Burhani
About The Authors
Friend and Gnostic of Allah, `Allāma Hafiz and Shaykh al-Islam of Aleppo,
Sayyid `Abd Allah Siraj al-Din
A descendant of Imam Husayn bin 'Ali Abi Talib on his father’s side, born at the
verge of the collapse of the Othmani Khilafa in 1923 CE in the the Syrian city
Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin wrote over twenty works, entailing mostly Islamic
spirituality, creed, ethics and the noble manners of the Messenger of Allāh .
Other works were treatises on the sciences of Hadīth and Tafsīr of the Qur’ān.
Perhaps his most famous work was Sayyiduna Muhammad Rasul Allah (best selling
OUR MASTER MUHAMMAD THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH - Vol 1 &
OUR MASTER MUHAMMAD THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH - Vol 2)
His students are many, and some of them
have become leading scholars worldwide such as Shaykh Nūruddīn ‘Itr, Shaykh Mu
ammad Awwāma, Shaykh Majd Makki, Shaykh Sāmir al-Nass and Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy
He passed unto his Lord on 4 March 2002
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani was a leading senior Hanafi scholar of Damascus
who came from a prominent family of scholars, he was the son of the Late Waliy
Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id Burhani al-Shadhili Rahimahullah.
He Passed away in April 2014
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