Ramadhan Fasting Obligation
Eni Andri Ani
Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb.
The honorable Mr. Aris Sugianto, M.pd. as a public speaking lecturer and Respectable all my beloved friends.
First of all, let’s express our gratitude unto the Allah SWT, The lord of the world who always gives us blessings and mercies. So we can attend and gather in this nice place in good condition and happy situation.
Secondly, Sholawat and Salam always be with our Prophet Muhammad SAW, who has guided us from the darkness to the lightness in the world as well as in the next world.
Thirdly, I will never forget to thank Mr. Aris Sugianto who has given me opportunity to deliver my speech in front of you all. In this occasion, I would like to present my speech entitled: “Fasting Obligation”.
Fasting is to refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset.
The holy Ramadhan month has a special place in Islam. Therefore, Our Prophet Muhammad SAW and his disciples show great concern for this noble month.
Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam which is included in the 3rd. Pillars of Islam is obligatory for all Muslims in the world. Obligation means everything that must be done or implemented. Therefore we are a Muslim should be fast.
If there is a self-proclaimed Muslim, but not fast because he ignores it, he included those who Kufr. As for those who do not fast because he was lazy or inattentive but believes that obligatory then he has committed a great sin.
In the Chapter Al-Baqarah verse 183 Allah saying:
This chapter explains that the fasting has been obliged and ordered to people before us, which has purpose is to increase piety to Allah Swt.
Fasting also has waivers for those who get sick and in transit. Half of the fasting primary is getting two elations, excitement is at a time when open the fasting, and at a time when meet Allah. Because people who do fasting one day then, the sins that have been passed and will come to be forgiven by Allah SWT.
All my happy friends.
As for the things that canceling and reducing the reward of fasting are as follows:
1. Eating and drinking deliberately
3. Jima ‘
4. Menstruation or postpartum women
8. Lying and etc.
Ladies and gentleman,
We already know what the law for those who did not fast intently will get a great sin. NAUDZUBILLAHIMINDZALIK.
From my speech we can conclude that we as Muslims are obligated to fast. It was infinite reward that we can do the fasting on Ramadhan month. By fasting we will be guided to become the people that shalih and shalihah and will avoid actions that could harm us, both in this world and in the hereafter.
The month of fasting is momentum for us to merge all of our sins, do fasting candidly INSYALLAH the sins which we have done will get forgiveness from Allah SWT.
Fasting is able to teach us many things. With fasting we can feel how if we had not given rezeki by Allah, what if we cannot eat and so on. Fasting can open the eyes of our hearts to close ourselves to Allah SWT.
That’s all my speech, please forgive me if you found a lot of mistakes, I do appreciate to your nice attention, my God bless us forever.
Thank you very much, good morning.
Wassalamu a’laikum Wr. Wb.
Note: This speech script is not edited. It was presented in Public Speaking Class in State Islamic Institute of Palangka Raya. Perhaps this publication is useful for students/people who are browsing the example of English speech (Islamic English speech).