Why Is It Important To Fast In Ramadan?
Fasting in Ramadan is important because it helps in clarifying your thoughts, your heart, your mind, your body and your soul. It is just as you are on a diet and without that. Why? Because essentially, everything else contains chemicals, insecticides and what not to some or every extent, which is harmful for the body. Fasting in Ramadan helps you cleanse your mind, body and soul. Cleansing is very important for the soul. Ramadan, would essentially, then help you, to become brand new.
While the body has the natural mechanism of cleansing itself, if you are smoking too much and you are eating too much and you are all over the place; then no part of your body will work. Fasting helps with that.
Moreover, fasting in Ramadan is important because it helps you bring in your balance again. Remember that Islam is balance and for restoring your self, you can fast so that your body comes to its natural state (dusk-till-dawn- settling back in your self).
Ramadan is a one long month. It is a sacred month. It is a month when the Quran was revealed on Prophet Muhammad.
History Of Ramadan
The ideology behind it was to reinstate the Holy Kabbah, which off and on was taken off by the Yahud for its delicacy and gold. Furthermore perhaps to change the position of Qiblah and let Muslims fight whilst Dajjal and Firaun get busy in other works. Moreover, in this mission, remission and the cryptic eye’, take over the rest of the work and pretend nothing happened. However, while they did everything else’ and left it for others to figure it out, while they rejoiced with what they have taken off and just smirked. (The hypocrites).
It Is Not An Ideal World: It Is Life Otherwise Its Heaven
Call it satanism or the devils’ bate, all of it is true and all of it is written. If you ask me, Ramadan comes a day after the regular months and the worry and whole ideology of fasting becomes’ erratic if you don’t plan in advance. If you planned for Ramadan 10 days before it, you would be sane enough to fast.
However, if you take one day as is, it might be difficult for you to fast. Nonetheless, God forgives and the rest of the matters of the eye and Him are between man and Him. He forgives and he forgives not. Allah is only good will- the Good and the bad is Satan and Satan is there and obviously mentioned in the Holy Quran.
Benefits of Fasting
There are reasons why you should fast in Ramadan. These are:
- To get your sanity back in order.
- To realize and think.
- To prepare for going back to normalcy; long hours of inundated work
- Ramadan is the only calendar on the year.
- Ramadan is the most sacred month where Allah revealed himself to Muhammad.
- Ramadan is a call for prayer; to make you realize that its not Allah that doesn’t listen to your prayers but yourself because you are not in your senses amidst the worldly problems.
- To clean your nafs (your heart), your mind (your body) and your soul (your presence) and your bone (your belonging) and your ‘self’ – (your heart itself). In clear ideology, this means your entire balance. For your body, to cleanse without eating, for you to pay attention to what God has given you; for your senses that you have to be there for Allah and not the other way around and for your self belief that Allah is there and there is no other prophet (satan) but Muhammad and that this is life and there is no other life or spectrum and that no one is taking things away from you and its all here. In essence, this is possible if you are in your senses and after a year long eating or perhaps half, its important to take a break so you go back to your divinity and start a new life after Ramadan, for the next part of the year. It is all ari-the-ma-tics.
Ramadan is a very scared month. It is a month of good will and perhaps, for you to realize. It is a month of realization; to help you get back in your senses again. To make you realize that outside world. To help you come out of your fears.
To help you gain some strength to face the world again. For you to get a break. For you to succumb to all worldly pressures and sit in sujood and come back to your self. It is a month of surrender, to God’s will and to help you get back on your two feet again.
Fasting essentially helps you pay Qadr (Read: LailatulQadr) to the minutest of things that we usually take for granted. It teaches you sabar (patience) and it makes you remember how good food is, your eyes are, your sanity is, and how otherworldly pressures make you lose your self and nothing else.
If we surrender to God’s will, then definitely, God is kind and He is merciful. Ramadan will help you pay attention to your self and your belongings and make you remember how fortunate and blessed you are.
May we all stay kind to one another and may we all stay put to each other; After all, Ramadan is a call for prayer; for oneness, longitude and solitude.
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