Ramadan

The Benefits Of Fasting

The Benefits Of Fasting

Fasting is the fourth pillar of the five pillars of Islam that is the center of the rituals of the Islamic religion it isn’t ordinary worship but a fundamental underpinning of the Islamic religion, so God Almighty, made it an obligation on every Muslim capable of fasting. Perhaps given superficial view it seems to be that its purpose is merely to impose hardship and torture on Muslims, but quite the contrary, God Almighty imposed fasting for our good.

Studies had demonstrated the considerable benefits of fasting on the rights on all levels, spiritually, socially, psychologically and physically.

The Benefits Of Fasting
The Benefits Of Fasting

First, the physical benefits: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: (fast to be healthy), the scientists confirmed that the abstention from food for a period of time is very necessary in order to let human body doing its vital operations normally and healthy, prosecutorial frequently dining at all times puts our body systems under terrible pressure to get rid of the excess food, so the body becomes Exhausted and toxins begin accumulating and we gain more and more weight . Obesity is a high-risk factor for other serious diseases like hypertension and cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis, so fasting protects us from all these serious diseases and let the body repair itself to become healthier.

The Benefits Of Fasting

Secondly psychological benefits: at the psychological level, the process of fasting helps much to promote mental health, in Ramadan Muslim to refrain from a lot of bad habits -not just food and drink and sexual intercourse, but perhaps there is a lot of bad habits such as smoking and excessive eating or soft drinks and perhaps also bad psychological characteristics as the anger and ill-treatment of others and other. Whether these things absolutely Haram or just bad things that had A bad effect on our life, Ramadan and fasting help us to control our habits, so it’s a significant chance to train on Will power and self-restraint. It’s reported also that fasting decrease depression and anxiety.

Thirdly Social Benefits: The Fasting contributes to strengthen and enhance the social relationship between members of the Islamic Nation, everyone is committed to

the performance of that duty uniformly abstain from food at the same time and eating at the same time,

Probably met in the homes of each other or in occasions for breakfast together, that strengthens the ties of relationship, and contributes to making the isolated out of their isolation. The abstention from food for a period of time makes everyone feels the pain of hunger, reminding them of the suffering of their brothers of the poor, so it makes all society members help each other Narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor.

Fourthly spiritual benefits: Perhaps this is the greatest benefit among all because we are formed of body and soul each of which has specific needs. We always forget our soul needs and then our balance is disturbed and we became slaves to our serious problems. Fasting makes us communicating with Allah and helps to liberate our souls, it’s the shortest way to peace.

All of these benefits and more, outlined by the All-knowing saying: (and that you fast is better for you if you know)[ Al-baqarah-184].

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Ramadan

The Unique Reward of Fasting

It is known that as you sow, so will you reap . As long as you are industrious you will inevitably be successful . If you are helpful you will find help in time of need . It is a concrete fact that nothing unrewarded whether good or bad . If  someone does atask for you ,you will reward him especially if they do it prefectly ” the way you admire .. then the reward will be doubled  ” .  Allah, is the most sublime example , but too exalted for the like .If we submit to (obey ) his commandments and abstain from his restraints , he will reward us in life and in the life after . But Allah, Glory be to Him is the most tolerant and the All-Generous will double the reward of good deeds to ten doubles or much more .

This is perhaps because Allah cares not only for the abstract deeds but  also for the purity of intention,self-strife,sincerity and patience . He also rewards us for our love of him ,which drive us to quit what our souls long for to get his satisfaction . Allah rewards us for worship in general , but fasting has its own status . Allah has marked it with unlimited reward that our limited minds can never imagine its greatness . This is clear in a Hadith narrated by Abu-Huryra (may Allah be pleased with him) our prophet (may the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him ) said : thal Allah said in Asacred Hadith ” All human being’s deeds are for him except fasting it is for Me and  I reward for ” .

The Unique Reward of Fasting
Fasting

All kinds of worship are commands of Allah ; The Great and the Almighty , then what makes fasting different, with limitless reward ?!

Unlike other act of workshop, fasting has its unique characteristics . Muslim abondons what is legal submitting to Allah’s commands . That involves hardship especially in hot weather and on long days . Muslim endures this hardship only for the sake of Allah and this  an evidence of faith strength in their hearts . Fasting is also the only worship that is void of hypocrisy . Only Allah  ‘ Glory be to Him ‘  knows whether you are true in your fasting or not . Morever ,fasting is an act of worship where patience is clearly manifested . Allah has promised the patient with limitless reward . This is referred in Allah’s saying ” The patient are rewarded to unlimited extent ” (Al zumar :10)  .

During fasting ,muslim endures the pains of hunger , thirst , the temporary weakness of their body , abondament of legal worldly desires and sins . This is only for Allah’s satisfaction , so Allah grants fasting persons uinlimited reward for their submission and patience . This is the honour of fasting at any time .

Fasting in Ramadan has its particular blessing and superiority . All acts of worship and good deeds have double reward . There are lots of Holy Quran’s Verses and Hadiths that handled the merits of fasting among them the Hadith which showed that Allah ” Glory be to Him ” oppointed a particular door in the Paradise only for fasting persons  called ” EL Rayaan ” .

Sahl Bin Saad (may Allah be pleased with him ) said , The prophet (may the blessing and peace be upon him from Allah ) said ; ” The paradise has a door called EL-Rayaan , only the fasting enter through on the Judgement Day , no one else can enter .  It is closed ,when they enter,and no one else can enter ” .

The Unique Reward of Fasting
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Allah to whom be ascribed all perfection and majesty has made fasting an atonement for sins and intercession on the Judgement Day  . In a Hadith narrated by Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him ) our prophet ( may the blessing and peace from Allah be upon him ) said : ” Allah forgive  the previous sins for whoever fast Ramadan faithfully and in anticipation of Allah’s reward ” .

Amr Bin El’ass  ( may Allah be pleased with him ) narrated  that our prophet ( may peace and mercy be upon him from Allah ) said : ” Fasting and Quran intercede for the slave on the Judgement Day , Fasting says Oh , my Lord , I prevented him from worldly desires by day , would you accept my intercession . The Quran says I deprived him of sleeping at night , would you make me his intersessor . It was said  , they interceded ” .

Our prophet said : “The bad smell omitted from the mouth of the fasting person is better than the fragrance of the perfume of Misk ” .

Then we have known the great reward waiting for us ! Why don’t we aspire to perfect fasting of Ramadan and well   preparation  to reap its precious fruits . Oh ,our Lord we long for  the days of Ramadan . We plead you to make us among your pious and patient slaves .

There are many featured apps that can help you in Ramadan and any time. They are free and provides you with many features. You can use apps like:

  • Athan Pro which brings you the most accurate prayer times and many other features such as Quran, Tasbeeh, Islamic Calendar, Compass to locate the Qiblah, Ramadan 2017 etc.(Download : iOS / Android)
  • Quran Pro app is a concentrate of the best Quran reciters in the world, an amazing user interface design and the best set of features. (Download : iOS / Android)