BLESSINGS OF FAST:
Fast strengths one’s faith in the sovereignty oneness of Allah. Up to dawn one is free to eat as he likes, but as soon as the white line appears on the horizon, one stops eating and drinking. This abstinence from eating, drinking and other pleasures of life will continue till sun-set and with it the fast will come to an end. This entire process of eating during the permitted time and abstracting during the prohibited period is unique example of order and compliance and, manifestation of authority and obedience.
Fasting creates a sense of sympathy and fellow feeling in the hearts and minds of all the members of the Muslim society. By keeping fasts one feels the pangs of poverty and hardships of starvation and hunger. This practical experience inspires them to work for the amelioration of the poor and induces one to spend in the way of Allah. It has been stated in traditions that during the month of Ramadan, the Holy Prophet used to emancipate every slave and gave alms to everyone who asked for it.
The Muslims of the whole world observes fast at the same time. This intensifies the feeling of universal brotherhood in them, demolishing all the distinctions and the barriers of caste, color, country and language.
More on Ramadan in comming posts.
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