What Is The Importance Of Fasting In Quran And Hadith
Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Series: Ahmed Hamed - QA - New Muslims
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Welcome to the program, Islam insight, a very special series essentially dedicated for a new Muslim brothers and sisters, how do we commit ourselves to gain knowledge regarding Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him like to know is he just compulsory for him somebody told me that a Muslim is not allowed to have relationship with a non Muslim knowledge revives the spirit of Islam.
Further, what is the importance of some of these, the importance of fasting
in the Quran and Hadith is immense.
Allah subhanaw taala has given this as an obligation, meaning that there is no choice of escaping it, except those whom Allah subhanaw taala has given an excuse. Fasting is a compulsory act, and it is one of the pillars of Islam. Imagine, you have a house and one pillar is missing. Will that will that house be Stanford strongly? Of course not. So that's the example of these pillars of Islam and fasting is the third pillar of Islam. And it has huge importance first and foremost, because it is the pillar of Islam. Secondly, because Allah subhanaw taala he commands us to fast. Number three, the reward that we get the benefits that we get, also helps us understand the importance of this
beautiful Riba fasting, for example,
the obligate to the fast that our last panel has given us is during the month of Ramadan, Allah subhanaw taala says, In surah, Baqarah surah number two, and number 185, Shahada Ramadan, Allah, the old zelophehad Koran, who the linas. verbena terminal Huda, while Furqan Ramadan was the month in which was sent down the Quran as a guidance for the whole of human humanity, for the whole of humanity and as a criterion to judge right from wrong. So the obligatory fast that is commanded by Allah subhanaw taala upon us is during the month of Ramadan, the way in which shows that it is really important is about the rewards that we get from this beautiful rabada of fasting, Prophet
Muhammad peace be upon him, he said, that Allah subhanaw taala said, all the ibadah all the other acts are for the worshiper, the worshipper, whatever, whatever he does, it is there, but the reward of fasting, Allah subhanaw taala. He singles out fasting, he said, the reward of fasting, I will give it to him.
Of course, all the other rewards Allah subhanaw taala himself he gives, but he singles out fasting, stating the importance of fasting that I will give him the reward of fasting, and the person who fast he gets or he enjoys two pleasures one at the time of breaking the fast when he breaks a fast, he enjoys the pleasure and the other pleasure that he gets when he sees his Lord, which means that the fasting will help a person to get what, gentle fasting in another narrations of the hadith of Muhammad peace be upon him. He said, fasting is a shield. It's a shield between you and hellfire. Fasting helps you and protects you from the hellfire. And this cannot be understood if we don't
understand the gravity and the worst torture and the horror of hellfire. How worse would that be? Our last panel dialysis fasting helps you
and prevents you and comes as a shield between you and the hellfire. So fasting is important because it helps us as it comes as a shield. Also, fasting is it comes as an intercessor it intercedes on behalf of the person who fasts sincerely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. He fasts for the sake of Allah and the fasting, it helps on the Day of Judgment. It comes as an intercessor Allah Iam is fasting and accept my repent my intercession and is and the intercession it will be accepted. So imagine on that day
You would be in need of dire help. On that day, the intercessor would be the fasting. In another narration to show the importance of fasting. It is mentioned in Hadith that prophets Allahu Allahu Salaam said those who fast, sincerely and with the hope that Allah subhanaw taala will reward him, his past sins will be forgiven.
This is a beautification of this herb Bada, that the one who fasts sincerely, only for the sake of Allah, not for any other reason. And he expects his hopes, the reward from Allah, his past sins will be forgiven. So this is the kind of a hadith that we see from the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, which helps us understand and realize how important fasting is. First of all, it's an obligation and the other side, the rewards, the benefits that we get from fasting is immense. And that is the reason. Fasting is so important in Islam. Hope that answers your question.