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Fasting during Ramadan. By: Nawal Syeda 8C. Siyam leads to Taqwa , or Piety .

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Fasting during ramadan

Fasting during Ramadan

By: Nawal Syeda


Siyam leads to taqwa or piety
Siyam leads to Taqwa, or Piety

  • Taqwa or Piety is a state of love and closeness to Allah as well as obedience to him. A Muslim who observes Taqwa always loves Allah, obey him, wishes to win his pleasure and jannah, and fears his wrath and hellfire. This causes the believer to become always mindful oh Allah and aware of him.

What is ramadan
What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the month of fasting in Islam. In is in the 9th month of the Islamic lunar year, and it is either 29 or 30 days. Ramadan is an Arabic word that means heat and thirst. Fasting is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. Ramadan is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female, who is sane and mature. Fasting has many spiritual, physical, moral and social benefits.

Siyam helps believers win great rewards
Siyam helps believers win great rewards

  • Allah promised the fasting muslims gracious rewards. Imam Al-Bukhari reported that Rusoolullah said “Every action of the son of Adam is manifold reward, each good deed receiving ten times its like, up to seven hundred times.”

Siyam brings allah forgiveness
Siyam brings Allah forgiveness

  • Observing the fast in Ramadan with sincere intention causes the believer to be forgiven of all past sins. Scholars note however, that this forgiveness does not apply to major sins which require the Muslim to offer to Allah a sincere repentance before they are completely forgiven.

Swam helps the believer to win jannah
Swam Helps the Believer to win Jannah

  • Sahlibn Sa’ said that Prophet (s.a.w) said: “Indeed there is a gate of Paradise called ar-Rayyaan. On the day of Resurrection those who fast will enter through it; no one enters it except for them, and when they have entered, it is closed so that no on enters it , so when the last of them enters it, it is closed, and whoever enters it drinks, and whoever drinks never becomes thirsty.” [Reported by IbnKhuzaimah and others]

Swam shields the muslim from punishment in jahannam
Swam shields the muslim from punishment in Jahannam.

  • Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah said: “No servant fasts on a day in the path of Allah except Allah removes the hellfire seventy years further away from his face.” Reported by Al-Baukhari, Muslim and others.

Physical and medical benefits
Physical and Medical Benefits

  • Fasting in Ramadan and voluntraly fasting through out the year can help reduce the effects of obesity and help guard the body from picking up excess weight. Ridding the body of these harmful impurities will even help people to look younger and stay full of energy, since wrinkles are often-times caused by a build up of acid forming waste matter.

Psychological benefits
Psychological Benefits

  • Closeness to Allah and purity oh heart is the true way to attain happiness in life. Allah is the one who grants people happiness and positive Psychological status or deprives them from it. Attaining Taqwa and higher level of Iman and spiritually through fasting is a natural way to become psychologically healthy. By ridding the body of waste materials, it also allows the brain to think more clearly.

Social benefits
Social Benefits

  • Fasting creates a sense of sympathy and fellow feeling in the hearts and minds of Muslims. By fasting, one feels the pains of poverty, hardships of starvation, and hunger that the unfortunate people suffer.