The Importance & Merits of Fasting (Sawm) - from the book - 'Falah e Darayn'

12/12/2012 20:45


Fasting (Sawm)


16. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah  narrated that the Beloved RasulAllah  said: “The sacred month of Ramazan is approaching; Allah Almighty has made obligatory the fasts of this month upon you people. In this month the gates of Heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the evil ‘Shayatin’ {‘Satans’} are imprisoned. In this month, there is a Blessed and Sacred night from Allah Almighty which is better than a thousand months . The one who remains deprived of the blessings of this sacred night, indeed remains deprived.” {Sunan Nisai, Kitab us Siyam}


17. Sayyiduna Sahl bin Sa’ad  narrated that the Beloved RasulAllah  said: “There are Eight gates of Paradise, one of them is named ‘Rayyan’, from which only those people will enter who used to keep Fasts.” {Sahih Bukhari, Kitab Bidd’ ul Khalq}


18. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah  narrated that the Beloved RasulAllah  said: “The reward for every Good Deed of the son of Adam will be multiplied Ten-fold to Seven Hundredth fold! But, Allah Almighty says regarding Fasting that: “Fasting is for Me, and I will give reward for it. For the one who fasts abandons his passion and food for My sake.” There are Two Joys for the one who fasts, (i) When one breaks his Fasts and (ii) When one meets his Lord ! And the Breath emitting from mouth of the one who Fasts is dearer to Allah than the fragrance of Musk.” {Sahih Muslim, Kitab us Sawm}


19. Sayyiduna Abu Salih az Ziyat  narrates that he heard Abu Hurayrah narrating that the Beloved RasulAllah  said: “Allah said: "Every action of the son of Adam is for himself except for fasting. It is for Me and I repay it." Fasting is a shield . When someone is fasting, he should not have sexual relations nor quarrel nor use bad language. If someone fights him or insults him, he should say, 'I am fasting'. By the One in whose hand the Life of Muhammad is, the changed breath in the mouth of the one who is fasting is more fragrant to Allah Almighty than the scent of musk. The one who fasts experiences two joys: when he breaks his fast he rejoices and when he meets his Lord he rejoices in his fasting." {Sahih Bukhari, Kitab us Sawm}

~ Extracted from 'Falah e Darayn' of Allama Mawlana Abdul Majid Usmani Quadri Badayuni; Translated by Basharath Ali Siddiqui Ashrafi ~