Virtues of Fasting in Ramadan

Ramadan is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed, specifically during the night of Laylatul Qadr. The Divine communicated with His creation with His very own words…this is a truly MOMENTOUS event.

Fasting was prescribed to us in order to attain Taqwa—the fear of Allah, love of Allah, knowing that Allah is watching us all the time.

It is narrated in a hadith qudsi that Allah says:
كل حسنة بعشر أمثالها إلى سبع مائة ضعف إلا الصيام فهو لي وأنا أجزي ب
“Every good action is rewarded by ten times its kind, up to seven hundred times, except fasting, which is for Me, and I reward it.” (Narrated in the Sunan of Tirmidhi and the Muwatta of Imam Malik, from Abu Hurayra, with variants in Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa`i and Ahmad)

Allah alone knows the reward of fasting and He gives the reward Himself.

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~ by musingsofamuslimah on October 1, 2006.

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