Oh Muslimah! Do you really know the benefits of fasting?

Oh Muslimah! Do you really know the benefits of fasting?

Why Allah asks Muslims to fast?

Illustration by AA Sumadri  Oh Muslimah! Do you really know the benefits of fasting? masjid nabawi bulet aa

Illustration by AA Sumadri

Benefits of fasting is to make our body healthier because it makes the organs of our body to rest after every day 24 hours/7 days processing food in the stomach with no ending. In spite of that, a lot of rewards from Allah we can get because of fasting.

Fasting is an incomparable good deed                                                                                                                          

Abu Umamah RA said, he came to Prophet Muhammad pbuh and asked, “Tell me a good deed that can put me to heaven.” “Lest you fast, because fasting is a good deed that is incomparable.” Replied the Prophet SAW (Reported by Ahmad, Nasa ‘I, and Hakim).

Fasting narrows the way of devil

Shofiyyah RA stated, the prophet Muhammad SAW said, “the devil is flowing in human beings like blood flow. Then narrow its channels with hungry. “(Hadith narrated by Muslim).

Fasting is a sin barrier                                

Muhammad the prophet SAW said, “Verily, fasting is a barrier (of sin). So if someone of you is fasting, do not say unkind words and do not be rude. And if someone asks to fight or insult him, let him answer: “I am fasting.” (Hadith narrated by Bukhari)

Fasting for the sake of Allah wipes out sin

Abu Huroiroh RA cited, Muhammad Rasulullah SAW said, whoever fasting in Ramadan with faith and hope for the pleasure of Allah, his past sins are forgiven (reported by Bukhari, Muslim).

Fasting removes you from hell

Abu Said Al Khudri RA expressed, Muhammad Rasulullah SAW said, “It is not a slave fasting one day in Allah’s way, but the day that Allah will keep the fire of hell away from his face during the seventy-season.” (HR congregation hadith scholars, except Abu Dawud)

Prayer of the fasting person is not rejected

Abu Hurairah RA said that the Prophet Muhammad pbuh narrated, The three groups that their requests are not rejected are:

• People who fast until they break their fast

• A priest who is fair, and

• A person who is being abused

The plea of the above three classes are raised by Allah SWT to the clouds and are opened the doors of sky for him. Then God Almighty and Most High says: ‘For the sake of my glory, surely I will help you even a few moments later. (Reported by Ahmad and Tirmidhi).

Babu Ar Royyan is the door of heaven exclusive for fasting people

Narrated Sahl: The Prophet said, “There is a gate in Paradise called Ar−Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.” (Bukhari)

Wallahua’lam

Delina Partadiredja

The author has been writing since elementary school. Prior to be the in-charge person for contents she often contributed to an Islamic website. Further, she has co-authored two books and one book of poetry. Her previous banking career followed her completing Bachelor of Economics. She obtained an MBA from Leicester University in the UK. She currently lives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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