When I first came across the title of this lecture, my first thought was “Really??”.
I know that fasting does help at a societal level but I had never thought of it as a full-scale solution to today’s problems, but subhan-Allah, it is.
Still, not convinced? Okay, you can listen to the lecture and decide:
Fasting can solve today’s social problems by Abdul Majeed Ali (Download):
A few points:
1) I haven’t heard the whole lecture (not yet anyway) but so far so good. The handkerchief part made me laugh because he told us the same thing in class many years ago (the lecturer was one of my teachers) and he was right.
2) Brother Abdul Majeed has a Bachelors in Sociology and he has also studied Islamic Studies so I guess he’s in a good position to talk about this issue.