In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy. All praise is for Allah, Lord of the Mighty Throne. May Peace and Blessings be upon His Noble Prophet, his family and his Companions.
My intention for writing this eBook, is to remind the Muslims of the countless favors that Allah bestows upon us and that all praise and gratitude is Him alone. Many of the Muslims today take for granted the bounties of Allah azza wa jall, especially during the month of Ramadan. I want to show the reader that even under strenuous conditions, prayer and fasting is still obligatory upon us, and that when a act of worship is done solely for the sake of Allah. Allah jalla wa ‘ala will make it easy and show you mercy in ways you never imagine.
Observing Ramadan in a prison setting can be very challenging for the Muslim. But by Allah’s Decree, there are many brothers all over the world that are incarcerated, and still have the obligation of fasting upon them. I wanted to give the Muslims whether incarcerated or not a glimpse and the favors Allah has bestowed upon me in regards to fasting while incarcerated, and still calling to Allah’s Deen.
Many of us when faced with adversity, we look for particular blessings from Allah azza wa jall, but for me, one of the greatest blessings was that Allah subhana wa ta ‘ala, gave me the pleasure of seeing people enter the fold of Islaam.
May Allah make this short and humble book a benefit for me, my family, my brother Abu Mu’awiyyah Asif, my brother Sameer in Egypt for designing the cover and all those who aided by Allah’s Permission, and whoever this book reaches. Ameen!
Amir Junaid ibn Hawkins.