Fasting in Islam

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Fasting in Islam

Fasting in Islam what is?

Fasting in Islam is the one of the five pillar of Islam. Basically there are five pillar of Islam “Kalima”,Namaz“, “Fast(Roza)”,Zakat“, Hajj. Fasting mean to abstain “completely” from foods, drinks, smokes, and engage in sexual relation. Fasting in Islam is fardh “obligatory” for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, or going through menstrual bleeding. Fasting in Islam is one-fourth of faith, as the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “Fast is half of patience and patience is half of faith. Of all the regulations of religion, fast keeps special connection with God.

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The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: God says:

Every good action except fast will be rewarded from ten to seven hundred folds, but fast is only for My sake and it is I who will reward him for it.

God says: Those who are patient will be given rewards without measure.

Fasting in Islam provides man with a transparent soul, a clear mind and a light body. Fast is half of patience. Its reward transcends at count. The excellence of fast is known from the following Hadith:

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said:

By One in whose hand there is my life, the fragrance of the month of a fasting man is dearer to God than the fragrance of musk.

God says:  The fasting man gives up sexual intercourse, food and drink for My sake. So fast is kept only for My sake and it is I who will reward him for it.

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said:

Paradise has got a gate named Rayyan. None except a fasting man will enter Paradise by that gate. God has promised His vision as reward of fast.

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said:

There are two joys for a fasting man one joy at the time of breaking fast and another joy at the time of meeting with his Lord.

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said:

Everything has got a gateway. Fast is the gateway of worship. He said: The sleep of a fasting man is worship.

He said: when the month of Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are shut up, the devils are put in chains and proclaimer proclaims: O seeker  of good, advance, O seeker of evil, come back.

God says: Eat and drink cheerfully for what you missed in past days, In other words, eat and drink cheerfully for what you were deprived in your fasting days.

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said:

God will make His angels vie with an ascetic saying: O young man who has suppressed his passions for My sake and who has spent his youth for My sake, you are to Me like some of My angels.

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said about a fasting man: God says: O My angels, look to My servant, he has given up his sexual passion, his pleasures, his food and drink for My pleasure.

God says: No soul knows what has been kept concealed for him pleasing to his eyes. This is the reward for what they have done.

The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said to Ayesha:

Knock at the door of Paradise. She asked : How? The Prophet said: With hunger, specially when fast controls the devil, shut his path and make narrow his passage. Then its connection remains with only God. If the enemy of God is controlled, it will be helping God.

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