Why Muslims Fast In Ramadan ? Blessings and Benefits

Know the Blessings and Benefits of Fasting this Ramadaan -Why do Muslims Fast ?

(Ramadaan is the 9th month in Islamic Calendar)

In Qur’an God ordered us to fast Ramadan with the rationale that fasting will allow us to achieve Taqwa (righteousness;
God-consciousness; piety; goodness)

One of the aspects of Taqwa (God Consiousness) in context of fasting is “Watching our behavior because God is watching what we do. When we are fasting we don’t eat or drink only because we are aware that God is watching over us. We abstain from idle talk because we are aware God is watching us, we abstain from bad speech because we are aware God is watching us.  Basically, this one month of Ramadan is a training period when we develop this God consciousness)

If you have any questions/queries of any kind please feel free
to ask in the comments section below . Ramadaan Mubaarak once again 🙂

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24 Responses to Why Muslims Fast In Ramadan ? Blessings and Benefits

  1. Ahmed Muhammed July 9, 2016 at 4:00 AM #

    Salam,we fast because Allah(SWT) Has prescribed it to us as He prescribed to those before us so that we may attend Takwa.Fasting is also one of the pillars of Islam therefore it is compulsory upon every Muslim to fast during the Month of Ramadan. Alhamdulillah.

  2. Taieb July 6, 2016 at 1:45 AM #

    Ramadan teachs us,also,solidarity,since during long hours, we feel hunger of week people;that’s why end of Ramadan must be ended with charity unless ur fasting fails!

  3. Yaseen July 5, 2016 at 1:28 PM #

    Ramzan -the holy month is not just a religious month. If u look deep into it, the Allah swt wants us to feel what the strength of hunger will be. The poor who lives without food for days, compared to this one whole day fasting is nothing. Thus zakat is ordered upon us, so that when we are celebrating the Eid with new clothes and delicious food, even the poor can celebrate it to an extent. Thus Ramzan teaches us to live together in a society.

    • Taieb July 6, 2016 at 1:44 AM #

      Ramadan teachs us,also,solidarity,since during long hours, we feel hunger of week people;that’s why end of Ramadan must be ended with charity unless ur fasting fails!

  4. Roman July 30, 2014 at 5:44 PM #

    Yeah yeah. It truly just means that you are so afraid to think, that you blindly follow everything what your parents tell you. Try to prove any of what you say first and then speak about it as it’s true. (blessings, purification, health impact). If it’s so good why don’t you live like that for the whole year? Yeah come up with excuse now. The answer is that you are stupid waste of life. Put your time and thoughts into something useful and stop masturbating about you god. People made about 2,700 gods and you keep saying that Allah is the only one? How disrespectful how blind how stupid is that.. Think think think and don’t be afraid to hear the answers.

  5. Zara July 15, 2014 at 2:26 PM #

    Just want to pass a message to Muslims that fasting teaches us many things like controlling anger, being kind to people, control speech and most important to abstain from sins, sins that are more frequently done through eyes and tongue. In this Holy month while we are fasting we avoid watching tv but men should also try to lower their gaze wherever they are and watching filthy stuff on tv in other months should also be avoided.

    We should also learn to control our tongue in anger as people don’t realize how much sins they earn by misusing their tongue.

    Its easy to be kind with others, but ur best treatment is deserved by your parents, your wives, your relatives, which people often neglect. As said by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the best of you is best to his family members and I am the best, because I am best towards my family.

    Please think, how many of us lie in this category.

    • Taieb July 6, 2016 at 1:43 AM #

      Ramadan teachs us,also,solidarity,since during long hours, we feel hunger of week people;that’s why end of Ramadan must be ended with charity unless ur fasting fails!

  6. kvkarunakaran July 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM #

    very good

  7. MSM July 8, 2014 at 12:08 AM #

    In reality, Food & Beverage sales in the Middle East is more than 200% – 300% than that in non-Ramadan month! Where is the question of fasting, self discipline, taqwa, jihad and god watching?

    • Sadat Hussain July 8, 2014 at 12:37 PM #

      From where the hell you got the this statistical data

  8. Talha Qureshi July 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM #

    Subhan Allah…. very good…

  9. Mohammed Kaleem July 7, 2014 at 1:53 PM #

    The Month of Ramadan

    Life and death and the succession of nights and day have a purpose and that is to test us and to give us an opportunity to express our thanks and gratitude to our Creator and Sustainer. The month of Ramadan comes and goes. We must examine ourselves now and see what we have learned and achieved during this month. The test of success of this month lies in the effects it has left upon us as follows:

    1. Discipline: We learn in this month how to discipline ourselves for the sake of Allah. In our morning and evening, we follow a strict schedule of eating and drinking. We are constantly aware that even in our such mundane activities as eating and drinking, we must remain under divine injunctions. We change our habits in our daily routines because we learn that we are not the servants and slaves to our habits, but always the servants of Allah. Then after Ramadan, we have to keep this spirit of discipline in other modes of our life and must continue with our submission to the commands of Allah.

    2. Renewal of Devotional Life: Ramadan renews our enthusiasm for worship and devotion to Allah. In this month we are more careful of our daily prayers and have special prayers at night. There is no religion without prayer and Muslims learn in this month how to strengthen and deepen their religious life.

    3. Renewal of Contact with the Qur’an: Ramadan and the Qur’an are linked together from the beginning. It was in this month that this divine message was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. We are told that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was fasting when he received the first revelation. Fasting prepares the believers’ hearts to learn the Word of Allah. It is the most suitable condition for our spiritual and mental communication with the Qur’an. The Muslim Ummah pays more attention to the Qur’an in this month. This renewed contact with the Qur’an must help us in following its message.

    4. Renewal of Identity with the Ummah: Ramadan is not an individual experience only, but it is an experience in community. The whole Muslim Ummah fasts together in one and the same month. We identify with one another in our obedience to Allah. This gives us a new sense of togetherness and association. Ramadan teaches us that the Muslim Ummah is the community of piety and devotion to Allah and its members derive their strength from each other in deeds of piety and virtue. The bonds that are based on piety and virtue are the strongest bonds and it is these bonds that prove good for mankind. The strength of the Muslim community lies in its commitment to the values of goodness, morality and piety. Ramadan leaves an imprint of all these values upon the Muslim Ummah.

    5. A Fresh Sense of Care and Sympathy: Fasting in the month of Ramadan helps us to understand the suffering and the pains of the poor and needy. By our voluntary hunger and thirst we realize what it means to be deprived of basic necessities of life. Ramadan is called the month of charity and sympathy. We learn how to be more kind and generous in this month. Many Muslims also pay their Zakah in the month of Ramadan.

    6. Jihad or Struggle: Fasting in Ramadan and Jihad both of them were prescribed in the same year, that is, the second year of Hijrah in Madinah. Fasting prepares for hardships and sacrifice. These are two important things without which Jihad is not possible. Muslims learn in Ramadan how to struggle against the forces of evil in their own selves, in the society around them, and in the world at large.

    7. Taqwa: To summarize all the moral and spiritual gifts of Ramadan, we can say that Ramadan gives us the great gift of Taqwa. Taqwa is the sum total of Islamic life. It is the highest of all virtues in the Islamic scheme of things. It means, God-consciousness, piety, fear and awe of Allah and it signifies submission to Allah and total commitment to all that is good and rejection of all that is evil and bad.”

  10. Jola Animashaun July 7, 2014 at 1:17 PM #

    Truly the benefits of Ramadan fasting is extremely numerous.

    Allah swt have been so kind to us for giving us this Golden opportunity of Ramadan Alhamdulilai.

    My appreciation to the entire ffj team for sharing this presentation.
    Jazakhumlai khairan.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ July 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM #

      Wa Anti Fa Jazaakillah Khayr. Thank you Jola for sharing this with us and FFJ readers. It is very beneficial

  11. Al-Mughrabi July 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM #

    Apart of the biological benefits of Ramadan, the psychological ones are also very important. Self-discipline, honesty and last but not least the feeling of closeness to Allah in this month. The psychological status of a fasting Muslim (Moemin) is truly second to none. One can feel it when the month comes to its end. It just feels much like a loved one is just about to leave and want be seen for a whole year!

  12. Jafarsadik July 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM #

    Masha allah… please remember me in your duas for getting good job for me…

  13. john white July 6, 2014 at 10:57 PM #

    Medical reason of fasting
    It gives the stomach rest. And when fast is broken during the designated time , the water cleans the stomach.That is natural detoxification of the stomach takes place.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ July 7, 2014 at 7:35 AM #

      Yeah that is one of the medical reasons. Thanks for sharing. We are going to post the health benefits of fasting too, God willing 🙂

  14. Syed July 6, 2014 at 2:46 PM #

    Jazakallah. A lot more also can be said about the blessings & benefits that go with the fasting during the Holy Month Of Ramadan – Self Discipline, Empathy for poor & needy, Compulsory Zakat for those who do not have this empathy, Uniqueness of this kind of fasting to prove Allah’s Blessings on the Human Kind, Cementing the Bond With Allah with month-long reciting of the Holy Quran, Purification of one’s Heart & Soul, etc, etc.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ July 7, 2014 at 7:41 AM #

      Yup, thank you for sharing more benefits. There are truly many many benefits. We just chose a few out of those 🙂
      In shaa Allah will post some health benefits too in few days

  15. Shahul July 6, 2014 at 12:43 PM #

    Jazakallahkayiran. Allahu Akbar for this mercy on us.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ July 7, 2014 at 7:42 AM #


    • PAVAN ANANDAN July 7, 2014 at 7:48 AM #

      A complete Purification process for Health ,Mind, intellect and Habits.
      Will power will increase,immunity increase,wealth increase as you do Sacath….

      • Sana - Editor FFJ July 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM #

        Absolutely true, Brother. It also increases our level of patience