Abstaining from things that break the
fast, from dawn until sunset.
• The fast of Ramadan
• Fasting in expiation for killing someone by
• Divorcing one’s wife by dhihaar
• Making up days missed in Ramadan etc
• The Day of Arafah
• Ayyaam al-Beed
• Mondays and Thursdays
• Six days of Shawwaal
هلِإ ُهَل َمَدآ ِنْبا ِلَمَع ُّلُك ُ هاَّلل َلاَقَو ،يِل ُههنِإَف ،َماَي ِالصاَنَأ
ِهِب ي ِزْجَأ
Allah's Messenger (PBUH) said,
"Allah said, All the deeds of Adam's
sons (people) are for them, except
fasting which is for Me, and I will give
the reward for it.” ( Sahih al-Bukhari
Tuesday fasting is common in southern India as well as
northwestern India. In the south, it is believed that Tuesday is
dedicated to Goddess Mariamman. Devotees eat before sunrise
and drink only liquids between sunrise and sunset. In the North,
Tuesday is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and devotees are allowed
only to consume milk and fruit between sunrise and sunset.
For Roman Catholics, fasting is the reduction of one's intake of food to
one full meal (which may not contain meat on Fridays throughout Lent)
and two small meals (known liturgically as collations, taken in the
morning and the evening), both of which together should not equal the
large meal. Eating solid food between meals is not permitted. Fasting
is required of the faithful between the ages of 18 and 59 on specified
Fasting is a unique moral and spiritual characteristic
of Islam. It has amazing benefits. It draws you closer to
God, gives perspective, and boosts your health. It’s
beneficial not only physically but also spiritually.
Taqwa (Arabic: تقوى taqwā / taqwá ) is an Islamic
term for being conscious & cognizant of Allah,
of truth, of the rational reality, "piety, fear of
God". It is often found in the Quran.
Fasting is a practice for being patient. By fasting, we
go through a good training of patience. We
experience high ethics in our own worlds. We
accustom our stomach to patience by not eating
anything though we are hungry, by not drinking even
a sip of water though our throat dries out of thirst.
Fasting trains the person to avoid desires and to
keep away from sin; it helps a person to
overcome his own nature and to wean himself
away from bad habits.
Worship is another aspect during fasting that will
become more intimate. Giving glory to God in worship
will re-energize your spirit man.
Fasting gives emotional strength
during trials and times of anxiety.
Sacrificing meals or behaviors will create a
fresh devotion to God.
A period fasting for others creates unity. It gets you
mind off your own worries and allows you to
intercede on the behalf of others.
When you finish your fast, renewed, full of energy
with a new desire, a new praise and sensitivity to
God’s voice, you’ll find that the absence of food was
small in comparison to what you gained.
َ هاَّلل ُع ِدْو
أِِ ََََ ََمِِاَو
I entrust to Allah your
religion what you are
responsible for and your final