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Fasting in Ramadan

amadan, the devils are tied, so it is much easier to accomplish all these task. It also gives us more physical and mental endurance. Our sins are also forgiven as we pray during fast. 

There are so many reasons to fast in Ramadan as it help us bring closer to God, Also it help us in so many other ways which I am going to explain below.

One of the biggest reason for fasting is “Patience” unselfishness, and gratitude. During the fast people are not only refrain from eating and drinking but also, given a lesson to refrain from using foul language, behaving bad and should be on their best behavior as it essential for fasting. This gives a great lesson as to how we should act or behave through the year, not only during the month of Ramadan. “The Heaviest thing to be placed in the balance of a believing slave on the Day of Judgment will be good behavior” (Tirmidhi). Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “When one of you is fasting, he should abstain from indecent acts and unnecessary talk, and if someone begins an obscene conversation or tries to pick an argument, he should simply tell him, “I am fasting.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, vol. 3, p. 71, no. 128 and Sahih Muslim, vol. 2, p. 558, no. 2563.)

Another reason for fasting in Ramadan as we are prohibited from eating from sunrise to sun set, It naturally clean/detoxify our body, which in turn gives us better heath. As you may know. We consume a lot of food and beverages throughout the year. Our body naturally reacts to the quality of the food we are consuming. As if, sometimes by accident if we consume something that is not healthy, our body naturally reacts to eat and as we get diarrhea or vomit food out. This gives us clear indication as how our body is getting cleaned from inside whenever we are fasting. “The worst container a human being can fill is his stomach. A few morsels of food to keep a person’s back straight are sufficient. However, if his desire overcomes him, then let him eat a third, drink a third and leave a third for breathing.” (Sunan Ibn-i-Majah, vol. , p. , no. , Kitab: al At’imah; Bab: Iqtisad fee Akl. )

Fasting also brings us closer to God as we fast we experience thrust and huger, it gives us a lesson that we should help other people who cannot afford to eat three times a day as we do since we are the fortunate ones. Fasting helps us develop a sense of wellbeing and generosity toward other as Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said, “A man’s wealth is never diminished by charity.”

Fasting gives a lesson to get control of our lives by involving in good habits, we can also change our daily routine during the month of Ramadan and as we get closer to God by praying five times a day, it gives us enough courage to adopt the habit throughout the year and in turn develop a more healthier life style.

In the Qur’an, Muslims are commanded to fast so that they may “learn self-restraint” (Qur’an 2:183).

 The practice of fasting help teach Muslims “self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity, self-purification God-consciousness, compassion, the spirit of caring and sharing, the love of humanity and the love of God – And the reason the month of Ramadan is so important to us is because Allah has revealed Quran during this month.

The objective of the fast is to prohibit us from participating in “sensual pleasures” such as smoking, sex and even listening to music during daylight hours. As all Muslim Believe that during the month of Ramadan, the devils are tied, so it is much easier to accomplish these entire tasks. It also gives us more physical and mental endurance. Our sins are also forgiven as we pray during fast.