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The virtues of fasting in the month of Shaban

Sha'baan is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha'baan.

The Wisdom Behind Fasting

From the wisdom of fasting is that: It is an act of worship done for Allah, in which the ‘abd (servant) draws closer to His Lord by abandoning the things that he loves and desires. So because of this, the truthfulness of his Faith and the completeness of his servitude to Allah become apparent, as well as his love for Allah and his longing for what Allah has prepared for him (of good).

Before the Sand Slips Away

For many living in Western countries, Ramadan is passed daily with 9 to 5 jobs or school - nights where we may or may not go for Taraweeh. A peak at the TV (may Allah protect us) and the night is over. Back to work where all around us people are eating and drinking from crystal water fountains. Blink. Ramadan is over.

The Inner Secrets of Fasting

Know, that in the fast (Sawm) is a special quality that is not found in anything else. And that is its close connection to Allah, such that He says: "The fast (Sawm) is for Me and I will reward it." [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Muslim]. This connection is enough to show the high status of fasting.

A Reminder about the Virtues of Ramadhan

Allâh has blessed His slaves with certain seasons of goodness, in which hasanât (rewards for good deeds) are multiplied, sayi’ât (bad deeds) are forgiven, people’s status is raised, the hearts of the believers turn to their Master, those who purify themselves attain success and those who corrupt themselves fail. One of the greatest acts of worship is fasting.

The Objectives of Fasting (Maqâsid as-Sawm) #2

A scholarly extract detailing the mannerisms in which we should fast and those things we should avoid whilst fasting, "Indeed I fasted from worldly pleasures my entire life, And the Day that I meet you will be its breaking, For surely I find the delight of fasting for You within my soul, And not in the satisfaction of eating or drinking"

The Approach of Ramadân

"Indeed Allah, the Most High, has made the month of Ramadaan as a competition for His creatures, in which they may race with one another to His pleasure, by obeying Him. Thus, one group comes first and so they prosper and another group comes last and so they fail."

The Objectives of Fasting (Maqâsid as-Sawm) #1

A scholarly extract highlighting the reasons why we fast in Ramadân. Fasting is a means for our sins to be forgiven and a path away from the the torment of the hell fire, as fasting reminds us of the hunger and thirst that these wicked inhabitants will experience and drives us to obey Allâh and avoid this evil destination.

Hadeeth 3: The Pillars of Islaam

An explanation of the five pillars of Islaam: The shahada, Prayer, Zakat, Fasting and Hajj

Merits of Fasting

Do you know of a deed that elevates and sublimes the soul - a deed that motivates toward gaining virtue and protects against corruption - a deed that strengthens the will power, rectifies the intention, reforms the body, heals weakness and brings the `abd (worshiper) closer to his Lord...
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