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The Beauty Of Fasting September 2, 2008

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Undoubtedly, We created man from a mingled sperm drop that We might try him, so We made him hearing, seeing.” (Quran 76:2)


A person is healthier when he is hungry and sickness is removed from him. This is because the most common reasons for sickness are eating much, drinking much and sleeping much. Furthermore, sickness prevents and discourages praying and make the heart restless.

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The scholars says that there are ten beautiful features in fasting and hunger:

  1. There is contentment of the heart, closeness to Allah and foresight. On the other hand, being “full” causes laziness and makes one’s perception blind. It increases steam in the brain so that there is heaviness in the heart. He cannot understand the secrecy of the words and he cannot comprehend the ideas.

  2. The heart becomes content in hunger. The contentment of the heart prepares the person to ‘taste’ their worship to Allah, and the person realizes the influence of his prayers and zikr.

  3. Whimsy disappears in the heart. Allah says in Hadith-I Qudsi: “I am with them whose heart are modest for my sake.” Luxury and overindulgence, as well as the causes of big deprivations like pride and arrogance, also leave the heart. You cannot control your Na’fs (Ego) with anything as well as with fasting.

  4. A person does not forget the other people who are in big tribulations and calamities. The one whose stomach is “full” forgets those who are hungry. However, the hungry person knows the anguishes of hunger so they do not forget the poor and the weak.

  5. Hunger breaks all the worldly desires for sinning and controls the Na’fs-I Emmara (Lowest Ego).

  6. Hunger expels sleepiness. A person who eats and drink much sleeps much. A person who sleeps much, his heedlessness increases. He whose heedlessness increases, his regret increases.

  7. Praying is easier in hunger. On the other hand when one is “full” praying becomes difficult. Even continuing to pray may get harder.

  8. A person is healthier when he is hungry and sickness is removed from him. This is because the most common reason for sickness are eating much, drinking much and sleeping much. Furthermore, sickness prevents and discourages praying and makes the heart restless.

  9. A person lives a simple life and he will not have hardship in his life. A person who eats little will satisfy with a few possessions. That’s why Rasool Allah (S.A) said: “The person who is thrifty will not be poor” which means you not spent more than you make. If you stay on the middle path you wont become poor.

  10. In hunger a person gives Sada’qa (Charity) more readily. He gives his excess food to the orphan and the needy., and in the Akhirah (Afterlife) he will be under the shade of his Sada’qa.

FASTING FOR TAQWA (Humbleness)

Allah (SWT) says in an ayat: “Your fardh fasting if for your fearfulness of Allah.” This is because the person fasting breaks the strength of his animal instincts, breaks the Na’fs (egos) bad desires and keep the person’s limbs from sins. Fasting causes the person to be the mindful of Allah (SWT) and avoid Isyan (Rebellion). This is because person’s worldly efforts are limited two things: The first one is to eat and drink to “fullness”, and the other is one’s animal instinct. These two desires are prohibited by fasting, thus fasting becomes the vessel to purify the body and remove the desires of the heart.

It is known fact medically that fasting is a tool for correcting problems in the stomach.

Muhammad Bin Al-Harith (R.A) says: “I asked five things to five different authorities and all of them gave the same answer.”

  1. I asked the doctor what is the best cure of all the cures. They said: “Hunger and eating less.”

  2. I asked the people of wisdom about the most helpful thing to do more Ibadah (Prayers to Allah). They said: “Hunger and eating less.”

  3. I asked the Zahid (those who practice abstinence) what strengthens their abstinence. They said: “Hunger and eating less.”

  4. I asked the Alims (Scholars) what helps more when studying to gain knowledge. They said: “Hunger and eating less.”

  5. I asked the sultans what is the key of being mindful and what is the most delicious food. They said: “Hunger and eating less.”

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3 Responses to “The Beauty Of Fasting”

  1. Alhamdulilah brother your blog is very good MashAllah.

  2. Faizy Says:

    Thanks A Lot ! 🙂

  3. iqbal usmani Says:

    Very Nice Post.


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