Listen to a few Quran verses read by prominent Libyan Quran reciter Doukali Mohammed Al-A’alam.
The verse, from Surat al-Baqarah, reads: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.
“[Fasting is for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew.”