By Aiman Ali
This holy month of Ramadan carries the preeminent universal message of tolerance, benevolence and morality. Fasting in Ramadan which is observed by Muslims all over the world is not merely about starving or being deprived of food but the main reason behind this divine practice is to maintain and manifest the sanctity of this month by upholding the religious morals of endurance, purity and repentance.
By fasting in Ramadan one keeps himself away from all bad deeds, immoral thoughts, untruth and discontentment. Muslims fast with the spiritual aim of striving purely the whole month to achieve Allah’s mercy and forgiveness and for that they avoid any such practice that may displease Almighty Allah.
The main purposes of Fasting is to strengthen one’s self-control over worldly desires, to hearten the will-power and to develop a person’s endurance, steadfastness and faith in Allah. By experiencing hunger and thirst one realizes and understands what it really feels like not to have food or drink.
This feeling then raises the spirit of social wellbeing and sympathy for the stricken people enabling them to help and support many poor people.
Fasting is the true manifestation of obedience to God, and He will reward them who fast according to Allah’s Will.