Fasting, a unique moral and religious character and one of the five pillars of Islam. In the Arabic language it’s named as ‘SOUM’which means abstaining from food, drink, and negative or bad deeds. The Muslims keep fast before sunrise till sunset.
Fasting is a way to enter paradise as the beloved Prophet (P.B.U.H) said:
“Whoever passed away in a state that he was fasting while seeking the pleasure of Allah, he will enter the paradise.“ (Sessional sahiha: 1645)
The fasting of Ramadan ul Mubarak was assumed in the month of Shaban ul Muazzam in the second Hijra at Medina. It has been made obligatory upon every Muslim man and woman who are physically capable of keeping it. Allah Almighty has mentioned the obligation of fasting in the Holy Quran at various places of which one verse is being referred below:
“O you, who have believed decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” ( Quran 2:183 )
Fasting has various social, moral and health benefits as well as a bundle of hidden blessing. It does not only mean to maintain your physical health but also improves internal body structures and systems like, digestive functions and increase in immunity boost, reduction in joint aches and pains and mental fitness letting the person feel calmness and peace.
This secret and silent worship- Fasting is the purification of heart, soul and negative vibes. It activates the holy spirit in the Muslim during the month of Ramadan Kareem.
Even it is the best way to solve natural troubles and prevent disasters and as well to lower down the rate of various social & moral illnesses that are spreading rapidly in society.
Our prophet (P.B.U.H) has acknowledged us of the benefits of Fasting, He (PBUH) said:
“Fasting is a shield that will protect you from the hellfire & prevent you from sins”.
In another Hadith He (P.B.U.H) Said:
“When you break your fast eat date because it is blessed. if you do not have date break your fast with water because it is purified.“