Fast is the Third Pillar of Islam.
Fasting means to keep away from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset. Fasting is compulsory for every Adult, Sane Muslim during the month of Ramadan. Fasting is both a physical and a spiritual exercise.
Fasting provides Muslims with the opportunity to experience the hunger and thirst suffered by many starving people in this world. This is why the fasting month of Ramadan is called ‘the Month of Endurance and Sympathy’.
Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W) said “When there comes the month of Ramadan, the gates of mercy are opened and the gates of Hell are locked and the devils are chained”.
The days and nights of this blessed month are slowly slipping away. Make full use of them and ask forgiveness as we don’t know who will cherish this month next year.
It is a Hadith of the Prophet (S.A.W) that:
“One who while fasting does not guard his tongue from telling lies and does not refrain from bad deeds, is not respecting his fast. Allah (S.W.T) does not approve of mere abstention from food”.