I hope you’re well. I did not write on صوم (Fast) yet because I wanted to give some motivation to my readers to try and read the mentioned verses of the Quran on their own and follow the Arabic texts of these verses (2:185 & 2:187) by using correct grammar and good dictionaries so that they should become self-reliant in the study of the Quran and can build self-understanding of what Allah actually wants to say in these verses. However, soon I will write something on this topic and forward it to you so you can match the interpretation you get with the help of the grammar & dictionaries and compare it with the translation given by me and also the traditional misleading translation of our so called scholars who have reverted us back to paganism. I can give you an indication to start with taking the correct meaning and use of the verb أُنزِلَ in the verse 2:185 شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيْ أُنزِلَ , according to the grammar the form of Arabic verb أُنزِلَ is “imperative” , which is a command verb that tells us “to do something” but in the translation of this verse our scholars have changed this command verb into the “past” verb to hide Allah’s true message in which He tells us “what to do” in Ramadan. Hence the scholars misleadingly asserted that ‘the Quran was revealed in Ramadan’. This is not important when the Quran was revealed but the implementation on the Quran and conveying its message to others is more important, which is ordered by the verb أُنزِلَ . They have changed Allah’s orders so deviously that no-one ever dared to go against their interpretation by discarding their biggest lie that the Quran was revealed in the Ramadan.
Allah is telling us to do something very important in Ramadan and to commit ourselves to the obligatory work against the evil practice but both traditional and Quranist scholars have changed the words of Allah by their nonsense thoughts and invented that “Ramadan is a holly month in which the Quran was revealed”. Whereas Ramadan even does not fall in the invented list of the sacred months. Furthermore, they have inserted into the translation their pagan deity Moon sighting and its fasting (الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ) whereas Allah is separating and setting aside their indicated evidence in which the pagans used to keep fasts after Moon sighting (وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ ). They have changed the interpretation of the verse 2:185 from the actual commitment (الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُواْ اللّهَ) of promoting, keeping above and raising high Allah’s command in Ramadan. They have also changed the interpretation of verse 2:187 and their fellow pagan started misguiding people by presenting the wrong interpretation of “كُلُواْ وَاشْرَبُواْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَكُمُ الْخَيْطُ الْأَبْيَضُ مِنَ الْخَيْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ”to mean “Allah has ordained for you, and eat and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread”. Whereas Allah was actually ordering us to “eat and drink whatever/until the subject matter is already distinguished/shown/stated made clear to you in black and white” or “eat and drink unless it appears wicked/immoral or sinful”. الْخَيْطِ means; thread, theme, direction, subject matter and a particular piece of writing. When you go to internet and find some particular discussion on any topic you always notice the terminology of “live thread” or “closed thread”. If any write up is removed they write “thread closed”. Therefore, you can eat and drink unless there is any written reference of abstaining from eating and drinking in Ramadan, which has come from Allah in black and white. الْفَجْرِ is already used in the Quran in the sense of wicked, penalty and recompense together with rising the day. However, all reputable dictionaries mention the Arabic word الْفَجْرِ to meaning: starting, inception, daybreak, blast, blow up, set off, act of immoral and sinful. So, in the said verse 2:187 the same word الْفَجْرِ is used in its primary meaning: already visible, burst to clear and able to be penalised, wicked or sinful.
Allah has sent the Quran for us and He has used the same language in His message to make us understand His message in our everyday language. This is the same as saying “black money” to the illegal or unlawful wealth and “white money” to the legal or lawful money. We always use a phrase “in Black and White” for a clear evidence or a solid proof. Therefore, since inception they have no proof in black and white and nothing in writing that Allah had ever stopped us from eating and drinking in the name of “Fasting” in Ramadan. Furthermore, the words “فَكُلِي وَاشْرَبِي وَقَرِّي عَيْنًا فَإِمَّا تَرَيِنَّ مِنَ الْبَشَرِ أَحَدًا ” of the verse 19:26 also discard the hunger fasting practice of pagans, in which Allah Himself defines and explains the meaning of “Fasting (صوم) in His own words “Eat, Drink and Chill your eyes that is indeed a nourishment of the human”. However, “فَإِمَّا تَرَيِنَّ مِنَ الْبَشَرِ أَحَدًا ” is wrongly translated as if Mary mother of Jesus (pbuh) was not living in the human world and seldom came across people (پھر اگر تم کسی بھی انسان کو دیکھو),i.e. “so if you see any human”. The further part of the same verse 19:26 “فَقُولِي إِنِّي نَذَرْتُ لِلرَّحْمَنِ صَوْمًا فَلَنْ أُكَلِّمَ الْيَوْمَ إِنسِيًّا” explains what to abstain or refrain from when you keep صوم (popularly known as Fast). “In fact she said I have committed my صوم (Fast) for God so don’t talk today medially/ loosely /inhumanely.
Similarly, the interpretation of verse 2:187 has been twisted to bring pagan hunger fasting into Islam from dawn to dusk. Nothing is mentioned about giving or not giving permission to go to women at night or stopping in the day nor is it mentioned that men or women are garments for each other and neither is the word “الْمَسَاجِدِ ” used for Allah’s house or the Muslim mosque. We forget to use our common sense to realize that there was no mosque of Islam present when this verse 2:187 was revealed. In fact the word “الْمَسَاجِدِ ” was used to portray the places of the pagans where they used to prostrate to their idols and obey other than Allah.
Thus, the study of these verses shows that Allah has imposed some particular responsibilities on us in Ramadan to go and stay in the places where people obey other than what is actually told by Allah and transmit (أُنزِلَ ) the Quran to those who have certified hunger fasting for their Moon deity having sighted the Moon. These people who teach innocent people their misleading views in the name of the Quran must rectify themselves and revert to Islam and they must also stop interpreting the Quran any more.
I will write full details of each word mentioned in these verses of the Quran in my forthcoming articles on صوم (currently known as fasting). However, you can carry on your research to understand the Quran without going to any so called scholar and without opening any translation of the Quran.