Ramadhaan preparation pack
The objective behind fasting is to restrain the soul from
(its) desires and to prevent it from those things, which are beloved to it. And
its purpose is to control the soul‚Äôs strength, so that it can be prepared to
attain what is found in it (the fast) from success and joy for the soul.
Through the fast, one curbs his hunger and thirst and is reminded of the
condition of the hungry stomachs of needy people.
Through fasting, one narrows the passages the Shaytaan
has inside the servant (of Allah) by narrowing the passages of food and drink.
Also, it prevents the forces of the limbs from getting too accustomed to things
that are harmful to it in this world and the hereafter. And each of the soul‚Äôs
body limbs and energies can cease their rebelliousness (to Allah) and be
harnessed by its bridle.
So therefore, the fast is the bridle of those who fear
and obey Allah Ļazza wa jall and the shield for those waging war (against
desires). And it is a garden for the righteous and devoted servants of Allah.
And it is for the Lord of the worlds, over all other actions (done to please
Allah). This is since the person who fasts, in fact does nothing. He only abandons
his desire and his food for the sake of the One whom he worships.
So fasting is an abandonment of those things that the
soul loves and desires, preferring instead Allah‚Äôs love and contentment. And it
is a secret kept between the servant and his Lord ‚Äź no one else is aware of it.
Fasting has an amazing effect in preserving one‚Äôs outer limbs and inner capacities
as well as protecting the soul from being overtaken by destructive components,
which can ruin and destroy it. And it has a remarkable effect in causing all
the harmful things that prevent the soul from being healthy to be emptied out.
So fasting guards and protects the health of the person‚Äôs heart and bodily
limbs. And it returns the soul all that the hands of the desires have taken
from it. So it is from the greatest ways of improving one‚Äôs Taqwaa, as Allah Ļazza
wa jall says:
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it
was prescribed for those before you in order that you attain Taqwaa"
[Surah al‚ÄźBaqarah, Ayah 183]
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