Fruits for the Week

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The Prophet (SAW) has exhorted us to fast during certain days: six days of Shawwal, the Day of Arafah, the day of Ashura, most of the month of Sha’ban, Monday and Thursday, three days of every month and the fasting of Prophet Dawud.

Among other blessings, fasting brings enormous economic benefits for the Muslim community. During the month of Ramadhan, the rich people very generously on the poor to win the pleasure of Allah. Their generosity and charity enable the poor section of the community to receive sufficient funds during this month to meet their needs for at least a part of the year.

A Muslim does not eat, drink or smoke and undergoes a severe and rigorous discipline during the month of fasting because of his faith in Allah, and for His love and for fear of His punishment. This continues rigorous discipline strengthens one’s faith in Allah and makes one sincere, faithful and obedient to His command.