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Fasting - Summary

Fasting is of six kinds:

  1. Fardu
  2. Wajib
  3. Sunnat
  4. Nafi
  5. Makruh
  6. Haram

1. Fard - The whole month of Ramadan

“He who witnesses the month of Ramadan (being of age and in good health) must fast" (Al-Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah verse 185)

The fasting of the month of Ramadan cleanses them from their sins, brings them closer to their Lord and pushes the fires of hell away from them. Those who fast the month of Ramadan with love and sincerity will be permitted to enter Paradise through the gate of Fasting.

Hazrat Au Sa’eed Khudri (r.a.) reports that the Holy prophet has said: "When a person fasts for a day for the sake of Allah, then Allah drives hell away from him to a distance of seventy years travelling." Sahih Bukhari and Muslim

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (r.a.) said that the Prophet of Allah (s.a.w.s) said: "A person who fasts the month of Ramadan with faith and self scrutiny, will have his past sins remitted." Bukhari and Muslim

Hazrat Sahl ibn Sa’d tells us that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s) said: "There is a gate in Paradise known as Ar-Riyan through which only a fasting person will pass on the Day of Judgement and no one else. It will be said: 'Where are the fasting people?' They will come forward and no one will enter through it save them. After they have entered the gate will be closed and no one will enter through it thereafter." Bukhari and Muslim

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