Why is Fasting Referred to as a Shield
Channel: Zakir Naik
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Next, the statement you made earlier on from the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding fasting being like a shield of protection. Could you enlighten us with a little bit more information about why it's a shield? Why is fasting a shield?
The Prophet said in save Buhari one number three in the book of fasting, how did number 1894 that fasting is a shield. The similar message is repeated in say Buhari, volume three book of fasting, how did number 1904 the preferred fasting is a shield, it will protect you from the Hellfire and prevent you from going since
the reason a beloved prophet masala Salaam said this
that when a person eats and when his stomach is full, that is the time he can think of doing other deeds, many of which may be Haram, which may be wrong. But once a person is hungry, he doesn't think of these haram things. Only when the tummy full Can you think of doing something and imagine if you're hungry. If you're really very hungry, you're not thinking of going to a movie, when you're really hungry and think of listening to music. So that's the reason when a person is hungry, it prevents him from doing the things that the Prophet said that it is like a shield. And furthermore, Beloved Prophet Nasir Islam says, especially as a body, one number form in the book of jihad, Hadith
number 2840. The blood Prophet said that anyone who fasts for one day, Allah subhanho wa Taala will keep the Hellfire away from that person for a distance equivalent to 70 years.
In another added a beloved partner, Sarah sunset, it's mentioned in the top 10 MIDI book of jihad today, number 1624. The blood Prophet said that anyone who fasts for one day, Allah subhana wa Taala, will make a trench between him and the Hellfire, whose distance will be equivalent to the distance between the heavens and the earth.
So that's why when person fasts, it even constricts
the pathway of the devil of the Satan. And that's the reason it prevents him from doing the bad deeds, the false actions, the false speech, and that's where the Prophet said, it's a shield. And we're given by example. It's mentioned in say, body one, number three, in the book of fasting, how did number one and 05 The Prophet said that all those who have the means to get married, they shouldn't get married, because it will help them to lower the gaze and godly modesty. But those who cannot marry,
they should fast. It will give them just that me fasting also prevents you from doing the sinful act of looking at an arm harem head to learn the gays and prevents you from your mind diverting towards the illegal act like adultery, fornication, pose Imagine if you're really hungry, then no one will think of doing the likes, that there is in the profits that fasting in the sheep.