Benefits of Fasting in Islam

Benefits of Fasting in Islam

Assalamu alaikum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuhu. The fourth pillar of Islam is Siyam, means fasting in the month of Ramadan.

Abu-Hurayrah Reported that the Messenger of Allah (SWT) said:

كل عمل ابن آدم يضاعف الحسنة عشر أمثالِا إلى سبعمائة ضعف قال الله عز وجل إلا الصوم فإنه لي وأنا”
أجزي به يدع شهوته وطعامه من أجلي للصائم فرحتان فرحة عند فطره وفرحة عند لقاء ربه ولخلوف فيه
أطيب عند الله من ريح المسك”
(رواه البخاري ومسلم)

“Every good deed of the son of Adam is multiplied in reward 10 to 700 times (depending on one’s intention and sincerity), Allah (SWT) proclaims: ‘Except for fasting, for it is for me and i will grant the reward For it. He leaves his passions and his food for my sake.’

The fasting person has two moments of joy; one when he Breaks his fast and the other when he meets his lord. And the smell that comes from the mouth of the fasting Person is more pleasant to Allah than the smell of musk.”  (Collected by Bukhari & Muslim)

Abu-Hurayrah Reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said:

“من صام رمضان إيمانا واحتسابا غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه”

(رواه البخاري ومسلم)

“whoever fasts Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping for Its reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins Forgiven.” (Collected by Bukhari & Muslim)

Abu-Hurayrah Reported that the Messenger of Allah (SWT) said:

“إذا دخل شهر رمضان فتحت أبواب السماء وغلقت أبواب جهنم وسلسلت الشياطين”

(رواه البخاري ومسلم)

“When Ramadan begins, the gates of the heavens are opened And the gates of the hellfire are closed and the devils Are chained.” (Collected by Bukhari & Muslim)

What are the Benefits of Fasting in Islam?

Let’s learn and understand the benefits of fasting in the month of Ramadan. Also, what happens to your body and mind when we fast in Islam

Spiritual / Moral benefits of Fasting:

  • Above all it is an act of obedience to Allah.
  • Trains believers in Taqwa: (being mindful of Allah & fearing him by doing all that he ordered & avoiding all that he forbade).
  • Teaches patience & sincerity.
  • Develops endurance & self-restraint.
  • Restricts the movement of the shaitan (devils).

Social Benefits of Fasting

  • Strengthens unity & equality between Muslims.
  • Teaches sympathy towards the poor & needy.

Medical Benefits of Fasting

  • Rests the digestive organs and gets rid of accumulated waste.
  • Uses up stored cholesterol (fats) in the blood system, which is one of the causes of heart disease.
  • Teaches self-control from over-eating, smoking, etc.

Allah knows the best. May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) guide all of us to His Truth and purify of our intentions, and allow us to enter Jannah together. And may Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) accept all our good deeds and help us in the cause, forgive our mistakes and make us amongst the Muntaqeen & By His Mercy make us all Inhabitants of Jannah. Ameen ya rabbal’alameen.

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