Mom do I need to Fast?
If you fast all day how does it feel?
If you fast for 12 months how does it feel?
Why does Allah order us to fast 1 month only? Allah is the all Knowing, and knows the capabilities of his creation. Allah is reminding His man of his duties and by ordering us to fast it allows people to restart or revise their habits. As an example, if you go to school for a week you need a break which is the weekend. It is the same concept as going to school, there is always a time period for evaluation. This time is important so you can review your accomplishments from the year prior. And on those subjects you are missing good grades on you can fix them. This is the same concept with the month of Ramadan. This is the month filled with reflection and re-evaluation. It is a time to remind oneself to fulfill spiritual side of yourself in which you probably cast aside because you were busy with many activity in this dunia.
So my dear child, while you are fasting what do you feel? Hunger? Thirst? If you want to good “grade” from Allah set. you would try your best to finish fasting until Maghrib. This discipline builds your character and personality. You will know and understand how to control and abstain yourself from food, drink and emotions. And there are many emotions you go through during your fast.
done for Me and I will give a reward for it, for one abandons his passion and food for My sake. There are two occasions of joy for one who fasts, joy when he breaks it, and joy when he meets his Lord, and the breath (of an observer of fast) is sweeter to Allah than the fragrance of musk. (Hadith narrated by Bukhari and Muslim, lafadz from Muslim).
From Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu, Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam said: