Fruits for the Week

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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.

Fasting has immense spiritual value for it is basically a spiritual exercise and discipline. It brings man closer to Allah and removes all barriers between him and his Lord: “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you - so that you may fear Allah.” (Al-Baqarah: 183)

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.