Fasting by believing in Allah: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) spoke of the curse of Allah on those who could not forgive their sins in the month of Ramadan. Therefore, the believer should try to forgive the sins of life in Ramadan. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also described the way to be free from sin. That is, the person who fasts with the belief that all the promises of Allah are true and that He will give a good reward for all good deeds, Allah will forgive him. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Whoever stays awake at night in Ramadaan (reciting Taraaweeh and Tahaajjud) for the sake of thawab, believing in Allaah, Allaah forgives all his previous sins.’
The two qualities of infinite reward: The words used in the hadith, ‘Iman’ (belief) and ‘Ihtisab’ (hope of reward) are meant to make all the promises of Allah come true and to expect a reward from Allah in every deed; To sincerely hope for Allah’s pleasure, to consider Allah’s pleasure and displeasure before all other deeds. Iman and Ihtisab take man from the earth to the throne. And due to lack of quality, Amal becomes irreplaceable.
Intention is important in all things: The real disease of Muslim society is to act intentionally or without purpose. In most cases, they do not have any intention. We perform ablution but do not intend it, we perform prayers but there is no hope of faith and reward. Instead, I see 10 other people in the society. An atmosphere is created in the Muslim society even during the month of Ramadan. Many Muslims fast just for fear of social stigma. Fasting as a family and social rule has no life in it. When people get sick, they give up eating and drinking, and there is a food crisis even during travel. So the purpose of fasting is not just to give up eating and drinking. The purpose of fasting is to obey God’s command. Give up whatever he tells you to give up. When the fasting person believes that what Allah has said is true, that He has promised me a reward, and that I must receive His reward, then he will find spiritual peace.
Fasting for the pleasure of Allah: Worship is meaningless without intention, feeling and feeling. One person was saying, I fast for the supernatural peace of Iftar. But he does not believe in God. It is necessary to purify one’s intention several times a day for the welfare of Ramadan and to keep in mind the pleasure of Allah at all times. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Allaah says,‘ Every deed of man is for himself except that fast. That’s for me, I’ll reward her myself. And the smell of the mouth of the fasting person is more fragrant to Allah than the smell of misk. ‘(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5928)
As Allah says, the servant gives up all his favorite things for me. For this I will repay him myself.
Fasting helps in performing other acts of worship: The five acts of worship declared as pillars of Islam strengthen each other. One act of worship helps to perform another, it provides the strength to perform it. One meal is helpful for another meal as well. One act of worship is also helpful for another act of worship. The acts of worship in Islam are not separate from each other, although each form of worship has its own characteristics and importance, it is not separated from each other in any way. Fasting is not isolated from other acts of worship in Islam. Fasting provides strength for the remaining 11 months of worship, and due to fasting, interest in other acts of worship is born, which brings peace.
Obeying God’s command is the main goal of fasting: One of the purposes of fasting is to establish control over instincts. Through fasting, people get the power to control Ripu and instincts and it becomes easy, interest in observing Deen is created, it brings satisfaction in worship. Allah says, ‘O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you. So that you may attain piety. ‘(Surat al-Baqara, Ayat: 173)
The general meaning of taqwa is to fear Allah. But many interpret it as ‘consideration’. That is, to be aware of what Allah is pleased with and what He is dissatisfied with, which deeds Allah has made lawful and which deeds He has made unlawful. During the long month of Ramadan, when the believer considers the matters of Allah’s pleasure and displeasure, renounces sin and filth, and abstains from hatred and enmity, it will become his habit. For this, good deeds should be done more and more in Ramadan and sinful deeds should be avoided. In Ramadan, if a person practices doing good deeds and giving up bad deeds, his life will change. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) declared that if a person cannot avoid sins by fasting, then there is no need for Allaah to give up eating and drinking to a person who has not lied and has not acted accordingly. (Saheeh Bukhari, Hadith) : 1903)
One of the main purposes of fasting is to turn to God. The servant turns to Allah through his remembrance, remembrance and worship. So he who fasts but does not recite, does not give alms, does not do good deeds, does not recite tarabi, his fast will not be very fruitful. Fasting is fruitful through tahajjud, repentance and prayer.
Above all, we should remember that we cannot worship God according to His dignity and dignity, nor can we ask Him for forgiveness properly. So we should do more and more supererogatory worship and be gracious to the creation of Allah. May Allah, by His grace, accept our worships.