5 Purifying Benefits of Fasting in Islam

The month of Ramadan comes with blessings and bunches of benefits. These benefits of fasting include health benefits and purifying benefits. 

Ramadan comes once a year, so it is once in a year chance for the geeks who want to get closer to Allah to strengthen their companionship with Allah and Purify their Hearts and Souls.

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Benefits of Fasting

When you fast throughout the holy month of Ramadan, you are confined to refraining from some normal activities, such as eating and drinking. These behaviors, to some part, are to blame for your disassociation from activities that are conducive to Allah SWT’s pleasure.

Below are some purifying benefits of fasting in Islam.

Improvements are Made to Your Praying Habit

When you don’t offer congregational prayer, there’s the highest probability that you will be making mistakes while praying. One of the most significant benefits of fasting is when Muslims try to be punctual at congregational prayer. So, when you visit the mosque for offering your congregational prayer, there are three significant benefits of it;

  1. You can improve if you are making mistakes in your prayer. 
  2. You see the majority of people praying there, so the dignity of Allah makes another place in your heart.
  3. There are always chances to learn good things, learn duas, and satisfy your religious queries by asking the one with the knowledge about that.

Bad Habits Become Easy to Ditch

When you fast during Ramadan, it’s very easy to ditch your bad habits. You are closer to Allah SWT during fasting, so you try to do things that please Allah SWT. You automatically work on purifying your soul with good thoughts and deeds. You’re so conscious about everything you do. You care for everything that makes Allah Unhappy. So, Ramadan is where your soul gets Purified.


There are More Chances to Earn Virtues

One of the best benefits of fasting in Islam and purifying one’s soul during Ramadan is reading the Quran, one of the most beneficial activities one may engage in. Messenger of Allah once said

“Whoever recites the Qur’ān secures (knowledge of) prophethood within his ribs (bosom), though Divine Revelation has not been sent upon him. It does not befit one endowed with the Qur’ān that he should be indignant with those in anger, nor should he indulge in any act of ignorance with those who are ignorant, while the Speech of Allah Almighty is with him in his chest.”

This Hadith clearly shows how outstanding it is when you recite the Quran and how well it purifies your soul.


You get the Politeness of Behavior Developed.

The politeness of behavior is one of the best benefits one can have when one is fast. Allah can forgive when you disobey him upon your Toba! But, when it comes to his creatures, Allah is entitled to Jabbar & Qahar.

When you hurt any creation of Allah SWT, it makes him angry. Your repentance will not work until the person you have hurt you. 

Sadly, we sometimes hurt intentionally or unintentionally and take this for granted.

When you fast during Ramadan for staying in a closer place to Allah and attain his companionship, you become more conscious about serving other humans. You don’t say bad words to your neighbours and talk to them with humility. You become very soft hurt and make everyone around you happy. 


Abstaining from Useless Activities becomes Easy.

You wake up at midnight to have the meal of Suhur, and then you recite Quran until the Fajar Salat is offered. Some of you get ready to go their work, and some are to go to school. After coming back, the next is to recite Quran again and then prepare meals for breaking fast. After that, you Pray and then prepare for the Prayer of Taraweeh! The time becomes very short but organized. It keeps you away from your unnecessary activities and closer to Allah.

The benefits of fasting in Islam do not end here, and there are many more that we will be sharing again. No doubt purity comes from Allah. Be closer to Allah and earn more benefits of fasting. Also, learn about things to do during Ramadan.


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