Ayat of Fasting

Shortened Question:

To whom does the Ayat of fasting apply?


Is the Ayat of fasting being sent to the Ummah, Muslims or Believers of Islam?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Fasting is an act of worship (ibadat). It is one of the Fundamental Principles (Pillars) of Islam.


Allah Subhana wa Ta’ala says:[1]

“Oh you who believe fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you may attain Taqwa (God-Fearing).”


Allah Subhana wa Ta’Ala says Oh you who believe. This is a general command for everyone who is a Believer in Islam. The command is that they should fast. (Mariful Quran – Maktaba-eDarul-Uloom; pg. 454)



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions



[1]{ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ (183)} [البقرة: 183]


Categories: Fasting, Islamic Law, Qur’an