Fasting, The Fireproof Protection
Muslims have one of the greatest divine opportunities ever disclosed to humanity: a 30 day devil free training ground. The Prophet ﷺ provi...
From the spiritual benefits of fasting is that it accustoms a person to patience and It teaches self-restraint and helps one to practice it. Life is definitely a battlefield. Our concern as Muslims is not to react surprised at this, but to ensure we are equipped with efficient tools to trudge through this journey. We need to know what our targets are and how we can safeguard ourselves from any lurking dangers. We begin training on the inside, mentally, strengthening our understanding. And we need to put that into practice on the outside.
This is why the Prophet ﷺ said:
الصِّيَامُ جُنَّةٌAhmad, et al.
"Fasting is a shield from the (Hell) fire like the shield of one of you in battle.”
He ﷺ also said,
“Verily there is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Rayyan that the people who observed fasting will enter through on the Day of Resurrection, and none will enter it other than them. It will be said, ‘Where are the fasting people?’ So they will stand (and enter it) and none will enter through it other than them. Then after they have entered, it will be closed and no one will enter it (after them).”Al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Keep yourselves flame retardant. Fast! Ramadan Mubarak folks.