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Ramadan as the best and most blessed month has different important aspects that we must try our best to know them and say them to others. One thing which always questioned is that why should we starve and avoid eating and drinking in Ramadan and what is the philosophy of that? Although the main reason of all worship acts in Islam is submission to Allah (SWT), because we believe in Lord Wisdom, but sometimes some points are mentioned about some philosophies of worship. For example about the obligatory of fasting It is quoted upon the authority of Imam Sadiq (A.S): God made fasting obligatory so that the rich and the poor are made equal. If there were no fasting, the rich would never experience the feeling of hunger that would make them have mercy on the poor, for whenever the rich desire something they are able to acquire it. Thus God desired to place His servants on the same level, and that the rich experience hunger and pain so that they have compassion for the weak and have mercy on the hungry.” (Al-Mahajjah al-Bayda, v.2, p.124)
Bahrain hunger-striker al-Khawaja moved to hospital Abdulhadi al-Khawaja's lawyer released this picture of his client in hospital on 3 AprilContinue reading the main story A leading human rights activist in Bahrain has been moved to a hospital clinic and is being fed intravenously after 58 days on hunger strike. Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is protesting against a life sentence for his role in anti-government protests last year. Mr Khawaja was convicted by a special security court of trying to overthrow Bahrain's royal family. Human rights organisations have called for him to be freed. His lawyer says his condition is worsening. Mohammed al-Jishi told Reuters that Mr Khawaja was moved to the clinic after losing 10 kg (22lb). "His condition has worsened... his blood pressure is down, and he is getting an IV (intravenous) drip," he said. His daughter Zainab has also been detained during a protest for her father on Thursday. Meanwhile security forces fired teargas and water cannon at thousands of protesters who rallied in support of Mr Khawaja on Friday. Many were carrying posters of him as they called for his release. Other protests have also been held in recent weeks against the Grand Prix which is due to be held in the country later this month. 'Forced confession' Mr Khawaja was arrested last April following the uprising centred on the Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama. The gulf island kingdom was wracked by unrest after activists who had peacefully occupied the roundabout were forcibly driven out in confrontations with police and security forces. The human rights group Amnesty International says Mr Khawaja's conviction in June was based on a confession made under duress, and no evidence was presented showing he had used or advocated violence during the mass protests. According to testimony Mr Khawaja gave to the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry - a panel of human rights experts asked to look into the unrest by King Hamad following the international outcry over his handling of the protests - Mr Khawaja suffered prolonged torture while in detention.
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