TOPIC: Islam >> Beliefs
Q.If soam is not traditional "Roza" then why the later part of ayat relating to soam says that the women should complete the count after finishing with their menses?
By: ansasausam On: 10/27/2012

1.Dear ANSASAUSAM, Salaamun 'Alaiykum.  
Unless I missed it, I am not aware of any of The Ramadan ayaat which mention women or women's menses.  
Which ayat or ayaat are you referring to?
Comments by: Damon On: 11/2/2012

2.I am extremely sorry, this is my shortcoming. I heard it and without verifying I believed into it and asked you this foolish question. However 2:185 talks about some days that a traveler or sick person can complete after Ramadhan. Can you please comment on this. Thanks.
Comments by: ansasausam On: 11/2/2012

3.Translation/sense of the verse 2/185:  
شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ ۖ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ ۗ  
Particularly in the رَمَضَانَ [hard/tough period of time like insurgencies the cause of bloodshed ] the message of Quran has been made understand[ أُنزِلَ] [to the people], [Quran] posses guidance and explanations derived from [the criterion] of guidance and [the criterion] of judgment (Between right and wrong)[ الْفُرْقَانِ].  
So who face the said situation[present in the situation], he must restrain [may get intensive course of training to restrain from any sort of violation], except who is "mareezan مَرِيضًا], or in the transition period[ سَفَرٍ], then he may complete the said course later on  
Comments by: moazzam On: 11/5/2012

4.I am not (and I don't have courage on the basis of my level of knowledge about Quran) contesting this translation. However, the mainstream translations that I am reading since my early childhood, they all, with slight differences, talk about fasting, the month of fasting, revelation of Quran, travelers, and sick people who should complete the count of their days of fasting in this ayat. You have opened a new horizon for me. Its not that it does not appeal me, the only thing that I want to know is the basis for such type of translation, like how the "Shahr" that is usually related to month in Arabic, has been related to "situation" and terminologies like these. With people like you and respected Dr. Qamar Zaman, I am realy being transported to the truth (and this was inherent in me), but I need further help from you respected people to guide me to the true path. Thanks.
Comments by: ansasausam On: 11/5/2012

5.In addition to the very excellent answer that Moazzam, Saheb has given you can also read page 30 of Dr. Qamar Zaman, Saheb's book "The Truth About Soum" to get an immediate answer from that book.  
Here's the link to the book >>>>>  
Allah Hafiz,  
Comments by: Damon On: 11/6/2012

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