•   Through fasting, the Muslim learns to restrain his lowly desires.
  •   Carnal desires are weakened and the ability of inculcating Taqwa is created.
  •   The Door of Roohaniyat (the spiritual domain) is opened through fasting.
  •   The bond with Allah Ta’ala is strengthened and the Mu’min acquires a greater awareness of the spiritual and moral goals for which he had been created.
  •   The person who finds himself in Ramadhaan, the month of blessing and righteousness, but still spends his time in sin and disregards his duties and, because of his neglect, does not gain forgiveness, is one of the most unfortunate.
  •   Ramadhaan is the month of Allah’s Mercy. If this month is spent in evil and negligence, how can a person expect to be pardoned for his sins?
  •   Verily the most pitiable and unfortunate one is the one who is deprived of Allah’s Mercy during this month. (Tabraani)
  •   Fasting constitutes ¼ of Imaan.
  •   Fasting is ½ of patience. Patience is ½ of Imaan.
  •   Fasting creates a special connection with Allah.
  •   While fasting, every good action will be rewarded between 10 and 700 times, while Allah will reward the fasting itself without measure.
  •   The fragrance of a fasting man’s mouth is dearer to Allah than the fragrance of musk.
  •   On the Day of Qiyaamah, when we shall rise from the grave, a sweet smell shall come from the mouth of those who had fasted, which shall be better than the fragrance of musk.
  •   Allah wants to grant the fasting person complete proximity to Him, so that he may become His beloved.
  •   The reward for every deed is conveyed by the angels, but Allah says: “The reward for fasting, I will give Myself, because it was done for Me Alone.” (What better reward can there be for the lover than to gain the Beloved?)
  •   In another Hadith it is stated that: “Fasting is the door to all other forms of Ibaadah”.
  •   Through fasting, the heart becomes enlightened and it is through this enlightenment that one is encouraged towards all other Ibaadah.
  •   There is a gate in Jannah which is named “Rayhaan” and it will be especially for those who have fasted.
  •   Allah has promised His Vision as a reward to the fasting person.
  •   Everything has a gateway. Fasting is the gateway to worship.
  •   When Ramadhaan arrives, the gates of Jahannam are closed and the gates of Jannah are opened.
  •   Shaytaan is chained during the month of Ramadhaan so that true seekers may advance towards Allah.
  •   Those servants, who have made themselves guilty of evil and sin, have an excellent opportunity to return to obedience during Ramadhaan.
  •   During Ramadhaan, Allah says: “For My Pleasure my servant has given up his sexual passions, food and drink. No soul knows what I have kept concealed from him, which will be pleasing to his eyes.”
  •   The patient, fasting person will be given his reward by Allah without account.
  •   The specialities of fasting are forbearance and sacrifice.
  •   Fasting is an action of the mind and it is certainly kept secret from the public eye. Nobody is aware that you are fasting.
  •   Every action of a person is seen by mankind ... except fasting.
  •   Fasting is a punishment for Shaytaan - the enemy of Allah.
  •   Fasting saves a person from the evils of Shaytaan, because the evils of Shaytaan are increased through food and drink.
  •   Shaytaan runs through the human body just as blood circulates through the veins. Shaytaan can thus be contained though hunger.
  •   Fasting is a knock on the door of Jannah.
  •   Fasting controls Shaytaan, shuts his path and narrows his passage to influence evils.
  •   Fasting is the connection which leads to Allah. Our nafs is controlled through fasting, thus leaving the evil influences of Shaytaan behind.
  •   This is indeed the month of patience and the true reward of patience is Jannah.
  •   It is the month of sympathy for one’s fellowmen.
  •   A true believer’s rizq is increased through fasting.
  •   It is the month in which Allah has made fasting compulsory.
  •   Allah has made it a Sunnah to perform the Taraweeh Salaah by night.
  •   Whosoever provides a fasting person with food to break his fast ... he shall be forgiven and shall receive emancipation from the Fire of Jahannam.
  •   This is a month, the first ten days of which brings Allah’s Mercy, the middle ten days of which brings His Forgiveness and the last ten days brings emancipation from the Fire of Jahannam.
  •   Anyone who lessens the burden of his servants during this month ... Allah will forgive him and free him from the Fire of Jahannam.
  •   Anyone who has given a fasting person water to drink (upon breaking his fast) ... Allah shall grant the giver water from His fountain and, upon drinking it, that person shall never feel thirsty again until he enters Jannah.
  •   NabSallalahu Alayhi Wasalam  called the first ten days of Ramadhaan “the descending of Mercy”, because Allah’s favour is upon the believers during this time and those that are thankful to Allah for His Bounties, would receive even more.
  •   During the second ten days of Ramadhaan, forgiveness descends upon those who were fasting during the first ten days as a reward for their fasting.
  •   Those who attained Allah’s Mercy from the very beginning are the fortunate ones, because of the great amount of Mercy which they have received. (And Allah knows best.)
  •   Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi Wasalam had said: “Every day and night during Ramadhaan, Allah sets free a large number of souls from Jahannam and for every Muslim, during every day and night, there is a time when his du’aa is certainly accepted. (Bazzaz)

 

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