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Fasting - General Notes & Hadith

General notes on fasting

  1. Fasting is one fourth of Iman: The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) said “Fast is half of patience, and patience is one half of faith."
    Al Quran,  Surah Hud.  verse 115: "And be patient, verily, Allah loses not the reward of the good doers".
  2. Every good  action except fasting will be rewarded from ten to seven hundred times but fasting which is only for the sake of Allah will be rewarded by Allah and the fasting man will have two joys,one when he breaks his fasts and the other when he meets his Lord, Allah Almighty.
    Miskat-ul-Masabih Vol III page 514 hadith no 4
    Same reported that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s) said “Every good action of the son of Adam shall be multiplied to ten times like it up to seven hundred times", then Almighty Allah said “Except fasting because it is for Me and I shall Myself compensate it, he gives up his passions and food for Me. For the fasting man there are two rejoicings, one rejoicing at the breaking of fast and one at the time of meeting his Lord and certainly the fragrance from the mouth of a fasting man is more pleasant to Allah then musk. And fasting is a shield.
  3. Paradise has a gate called Rayyan. None except the fasting man will enter by that gate
    Riyadh-us-Saleehin Vol II page 595 hadith no 1217
    Hazrat Sahl bin Sa’d (r.a.) says that the holy Prophet said “There is a gate in Paradise known as Ar-Raiyan through which only fasting persons will enter on the day of Judgement, and no one else. It will be said: "Where are the fasting persons?" They will come forward. No one will enter though it except them. After they have entered, the gate will be closed and no one else will enter thereafter."

    Sahih Muslim and Bukhari
  4. All the past sins of the one who fasts Ramadan will be forgiven:
    Miskat-us Masabih vol III page  514 Hadith no 3
    Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah said: "Whosoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and hopeful of rewards, all his past sins will be forgiven. And whosoever stands up (in prayer) in Ramadan out of faith and hopeful of rewards, all his past sins will be forgiven. And whosoever stands up (in prayer) on the Blessed night out of faith and hopeful of reward all his past sins will be forgiven."
  5. The holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s) said “Everything has a gateway and fasting is the gateway of worship."
  6. The holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) has said “The sleep of a fasting man is worship.”
  7. Hazrat Abu Hurairah (r.a.) related that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) said “When the month of Ramadan arrives the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of the hell are closed and all the shaitans are imprisoned."
    Riyadh-us-Salihin page 596 hadith no1220  Sahih al Bukhari and Muslim
  8. Miskat-us Masabih vol III page 538 hadith no 69
    Ayesha reported that the messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.) said “Whosoever dies with the fast of Ramadan due upon him  his heir for him".
  9. Miskat-us-masabih  Vol III  page 527 hadith no 36
    Abu Hurairah reported that the Apostle of Allah (s.a.w.s) said “How good is the food of dates before dawn for a believer .”
    Abu Daud
  10. Miskat-us-Masibih  Vol III page 524 hadith no 23
    Sahl reported that the Apostle of Allah (s.a.w.s) said: "People will continue in prosperity as long as they are quick in breaking fast".

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