Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day 6

Dear fasting Muslims, ask yourself this question:
Are you REALLY fasting? What about your senses; are they "fasting" too?

The most common misconception about fasting is that people tend to think that fasting only requires a Muslim to not eat and drink. Period.

The TRUE meaning of fasting is for you to be able to guard your senses and submit to God by doing good deeds and increase your level of deen!

Say, if you're fasting; but you still go karaoke or the cinema with your friends or gossiping or swearing like a pirate... that, my fellow Muslims, is WRONG. That's not how a righteous Muslim should fast!

It is attributed to Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (A.S.) that he said: “Your day of fasting should not be like ordinary days. When you fast, all your senses, eyes, ears, tongue, hands, and feet must fast with you.”

Fasting your senses simply means that you have to keep your senses guarded from unlawful things (that you usually sometimes do during non Ramadhan days...).
Ramadhan is only for 30 days, so this is a good and healthy way to discipline yourself!

"On the day when their tongues and their hands and their feet shall bear witness against them as to what they did." (24:24)

So guard your senses! ♥

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