WHY do people pray,fast,eat in Ramadan?
please only answer thoughs 3 and only answer if you know. Also don't tell me about it tell me WHY.
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- HassanLv 51 decade agoFavourite answer
Assalamualaikom!(May Peace be on You!)
Why Do Muslims Fast In Ramadan?
It has been enjoined on us so that we may become pious. A pious Muslim and Muslimah does whatever Allah and His Messenger have told them to do. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)” [al-Baqarah 2:183]
And Allah says in a hadeeth qudsi: "Fasting is for Me and I will reward for it. He gives up his desire and his food and drink for My sake." Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 7492; Muslim, 1151.
The purpose of fasting is not to just get hungry and thirsty but it is to become pious. So one should stay away from Un-Islamic things such as:
Using Bad language
Back biting and gossip
Arguing and fighting with Muslims.
Being rude and impolite
Looking, touching , flirting with non-mehrems of the opposite sex.
lying and cheating
Engaging in riba (interest, usury)
women non wearing hijab
men shaving beards and having cloths below ankles
allying with the enemies of Islam against the Muslims
promoting Un-Islamic ideologies such as democracy and socialism.
basically staying away from anything that is haram.
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever does not give up false speech and false actions and ignorance, Allah has no need of his giving up his food and drink." Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6057.
He also (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "A fasting person may get nothing from his fast except hunger and the one who prays at night may get nothing from his qiyaam but a sleepless night." Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1690; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah.
- The reward for fasting is immense, as mentioned in the following Hadeeth:
"Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving then times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said, 'Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.' for the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk." [al-Bukhaaree]
Also, Sahl ibn Sa`d said that the Prophet (peace be upon him.) said: "Indeed there is a gate of Paradise called ar-Rayyaan. On the day of Resurrection those who fast will enter through it; no one enters it except for them, and when they have entered, it is closed so that no one enters it, so when the last of them enters it, it is closed, and whoever enters it drinks, and whoever drinks never becomes thirsty." [Ibn Khuzaimah, Saheeh].
- Fasting is a shield against the Fire:
"Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the Fire." [Ahmad, Saheeh]
- On the Day of Judgment, "Fasting will say: O My Lord I prevented him from food and desires so accept my intercession for him." [Ahmad, al-Haakim and Abu Nu'aim, Hasan]
- Fasting is a means for one's sins to be forgiven. The Prophet (peace be upon him.) said: "He who fasts Ramadhan, due to Iman and hoping for reward (from Allah) then his past sins are forgiven." [al-Bukhaaree, Muslim]
- The supplication of the fasting person is answered:
"There are in the month of Ramadhan in every day and night those to whom Allah grants freedom from the Fire, and there is for every Muslim a supplication which he can make and will be granted." [al-Bazzaar, Ahmad, Saheeh]
And Allah knows the best!
EDIT: It should interest you!Source(s): I am a Muslim, Alhamdulillah!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Sawm or Fasting, during the holy month of Ramadan is the fourth pillar of Islam. The fast is an act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a richer perception of God. Sawm during Ramadan or any time is recognized as physically demanding but spiritually rewarding.
It is the duty of all healthy muslims to observe the fast for this whole month. It is done so that we will know what humility really is. Fasting is also an exercise in self-control whereby one's sensitivity is heightened to the sufferings of the poor.
It is not a month of starvation since nutrition and hydration are ensured at night although it is recommended to be taken in a mood of asceticism. As one conquers the daily habits and endures hunger and thirst, Ramadan furnishes a first class drill in self-restraint and will power (and what would humanity be if the faculty of self restraint is gone?)
Eating and Drinking
Ramadan also is a joyful month. Muslims break their fast at sunset with a special meal, iftar, "break-fast; "perform additional worship, tarawih, after evening prayer; and throng the streets in moods that are festive and communal.
Improving physical and mental health
A fast does have positive health benefits, the stomach has been working for 24 hours a day non stop fasting will give it a rest. Although beneficial to health it is regarded principally as a method of self-purification. By cutting oneself off from worldly comforts, even for a short time, a fasting person gains true sympathy with those who go hungry as well as growth in one's spiritual life. Fasting is a very enriching experience as one transcends the needs of our material component and cherishes the spiritual. The month feels like going "into maintenance" and is almost like charging your batteries for the rest of the year.
It teaches man the principle of sincere love to God. Fasting teaches man patience, unselfishness, moderation, willpower, discipline, spirit of social belonging, unity and brotherhood.
Muslim Pray everyday and there whole life not only in Ramadan. Prayer is the second pillar in Islam. We pray because prayer is considered a talk with God and become close to him during prayer. Muslim Prayer is also a kind of physical exercise because we have to stand up, bow, sit down and we do movements with our hands that act as an excercise. We pray also to thank God for everything he gave us.
I hope that helps
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- AhmadLv 51 decade ago
Pray fast? maybe because Tarawih is too long and they want it to get over with. Just kidding, I guess a lil humor is allowed.
To be serious, pray for God to forgive and protect you and your loved ones. Fast because Mohammed did and because gives as a feeling what passes in poor houses of people who never haave enough to eat and I eat when I am allowed to get strength for next day fasting
- MavisLv 51 decade ago
Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, and thus God has ordered us to fast for this entire month. Our fasting brings us spiritually closer to God and reminds us of the hungry in the world who are not as fortunate as us, and encourages us to donate to charity.
We pray our 5 daily prayers as we would in any other month, and all additional prayers are rewarded greater than if they were done in another month. It is considered a month of reflection and of worship, so we pray.
We eat because we need food to survive. People usually feast together when we break our fast together because it is a joyous month, and it allows us to spend time with family and friends.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Fasting was perscribed to every single human being on the face of the earth even before Islam
Reduce desire and increase soul will power.
That is the #1 most reason.
There is many others the rest will put.Source(s): Spiderman
- 1 decade ago
its basically for u to be thankful that y have a good life
its for u to feel how poor ppl live.
that they can only eat once or twice a day. the fact that they are always hungry and thirsty
- 1 decade ago
Because I love my god, Allah The Most Loving. and I fast in ramadhan is a way to show that I love Him.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
bc Allah commands us. You asked why!
- 1 decade ago