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    Why do Muslims Fast In Ramadan? (10) Reasons

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    In the name of Allah, the Entirely and Exceptionally Merciful.
    Muslims all over the world observe the annual
    fast during the daylight hours of Ramadan, the
    ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, in
    keeping with a divine commandment
    documented in Chapter 2, Verse 185 of the
    Holy Qur'an.


    The main reason for fasting is to develop self discipline and piety. That’s why Muslims are to
    abstain from gossip, lies, obscenity, vulgarity
    and physical, mental and spiritual sins.
    Almighty God mentioned in the Quran,
    chapter 2, verse 183: “O you who believe.
    Fasting is prescribed to you as it was
    prescribed to those before you that you may
    obtain self restraint.”


    Fasting during Ramadan purifies the actions
    and thoughts of Muslims. also has physical,
    spiritual and social benefits.
    Fasting elevates a level of God consciousness.
    Muslims focus on strengthening their
    personal relationship with the creator.
    This is the period of spiritual
    reflection through extra prayer and recitation
    of the Holy Quran. Fasting makes one aware
    of many bounties of almighty God which we
    take for granted.


    The hunger and thirst remind a fasting person
    about the poor and destitute who they may
    increase sympathy and generosity for the less
    fortunate.



    T A Q W A
    The term Taqwa is often translated as ‘piety’ or ‘God-fearing’, but a better equivalent would be ‘God-consciousness’. It is considered to be the essential
    quality of a believer. Taqwa of a believer should
    illuminate through all facets of his/her life, just like a
    bright light would shine through all openings of an
    empty house in an empty field in a dark night. Taqwa,
    when coupled with Imaan (faith), makes a well-rounded believer. Taqwa goes hand in hand with
    Imaan; one cannot be complete without the other, and
    vice versa.



    May Allah accept the efforts of all those who contributed in the making of this article and make it beneficial for the children. Ameen


    (10) Reasons Why Muslims Fast In Ramadan
    1- The most important consideration in undertaking a fast, is to seek nearness to Allah.
    2- Fasting measures the faith of man in God and helps strengthen it by putting it to a severe test.
    3- Fasting reminds man that the real joy in enjoying God’s bounties lies in moderation and restraint and not in overindulging.
    4- Fasting makes us deeply conscious of the pangs of hunger and discomfort suffered by the less fortunate among our brethren.
    5- Fasting gives man an unfailing training in endurance, a spirit of acceptance.


    6- Fasting develops courage, fortitude, and a fighting spirit in man to surmount the heavy odds in life with a cool and tranquil mind.
    7-Fasting cleanses the human system of the accumulated impurities of uninterrupted eating throughout the year.
    8- Fasting gives lessons in punctuality. Man has to adhere to a strict schedule of time in the observance of the fast.
    9- Fasting exposes the weakness of man in the event of his being deprived of two basic bounties of God; food and drink. It infuses into him a spirit of weakness and submission
    10-Fasting develops a spirit of patience, with the realization that the days of fasting, do have a successful and happy end. Thus is life. All bitter situations pass, and come to an end.
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    Re: Why do Muslims Fast In Ramadan? (10) Reasons

    4- Fasting makes us deeply conscious of the pangs of hunger and discomfort suffered by the less fortunate among our brethren.
    It rather made me extremely stingy yesterday, that hunger mentality turned on and I spent few hours trying to save $2 by fixing shoe by myself.

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    Re: Why do Muslims Fast In Ramadan? (10) Reasons

    This is a good, straight to the point type of post. JazakAllahu khairin for sharing it



    Quote Originally Posted by Physicist View Post
    It rather made me extremely stingy yesterday, that hunger mentality turned on and I spent few hours trying to save $2 by fixing shoe by myself.
    Maybe try working on #10

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    Re: Why do Muslims Fast In Ramadan? (10) Reasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Physicist View Post
    It rather made me extremely stingy yesterday, that hunger mentality turned on and I spent few hours trying to save $2 by fixing shoe by myself.
    Lol that's because you're a new convert. You can't expect a lifetime of non-Muslimness to disappear in just one Ramadan!

    Give it s few years and you'd be feeling empathy too!


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