- SunniOnline - http://sunnionline.us/english -

Virtues of Fasting

ramadan-amalAbu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “Fasting is a shield.”

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “Allah the Exalted and Majestic said: Every act of the son of Adam is for him, except fasting. It is (exclusively) meant for me and I (alone) will reward it; Fasting is a shield”. “When any one of you is fasting on a day, he should neither indulge in obscene language, nor raise the voice; or if anyone reviles him or tries to quarrel with him he should say: “I am a person fasting.” By Him, in Whose Hand is the life of Muhammad, the breath of the observer of fast is sweeter to Allah on the Day of Judgment than the fragrance of musk. The one who fasts has two (occasions) of joy, one when he breaks the fast he is glad with the breaking of (the fast) and one when he meets his Lord he is glad with his fast.”
Abu Huraira and Abu Sa’id (Allah be pleased with them) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) (as saying): “Allah, the Exalted and Majestic, said: Fast (is exclusively) meant for Me and I would give its reward. There are two (occasions) of joy for the observer of fast. He feels joy when he breaks the fast and he is happy when he meets Allah. By Allah in Whose Hand is the life of Muhammad, the breath of the observer of fast is sweeter to Allah than the fragrance of musk. A hadith like this is narrated on the authority of Abu Sinan with the same chain of transmitters (and the words are): “As he meets Allah, He rewards him, and he is happy.”
Sahl b. SA’d (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “In Paradise there is a gate which is called Rayyan through which only the observers of fast would enter on the Day on Resurrection. None else would enter along with them. It would be proclaimed: Where are the observers of fast that they should be admitted into it?-and when the last of them would enter, it would be closed and no one would enter it.”
Abu Sa’eed al Khudri (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “Every servant of Allah who observes fast for a day in the way of Allah, Allah would remove, because of this day, his face farther from the Fire (of Hell) to the extent of seventy years’ distance.”
Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “He who observes fast for a day in the way of Allah He would remove his face from the Hell to the extent of seventy years’ distance.”

These great sayings of the Allah’s last Messenger Muhammad PBUH narrated by Saheeh Muslim al-Naishabouri; compiled by Sunnionline.us/engslish