If you’ve ever thought why Muslims observe fasting in the month of Ramadan and 30 days of continuous fasting. So, you’d be surprised to know that there are more other reasons than just because it has been ordered by the religion. In fact, there are various benefits of fasting.
Is fasting for 24 hours beneficial?
Here are some solid reasons why Muslims observes fasting in the month of Ramadan religiously.
Abstention from eating and drinking for a whole month of Ramadan does a lot of good and better impact on a person’s physical health. It provides the stomach with a long due rest, serving as an annual cleanliness procedure. All toxic matter from the body is dissolved, burnt or removed during fasting – also losing fat is included in the process.
2. Social benefits
Hunger, in fact, is a great experience. Fasting in the month of Ramadan shows that what it Muslims feels like to be hungry and this arouse the compassion for the poor in the hearts of the rich. Fasting brings all Muslims either he is rich or poor together. Men gather in the mosque post iftaar for Tarawih and strengthening the feeling and ties in the Muslim brotherhood.
3. Moral benefits:
Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan puts every man and woman in a certain routine and teaches them the discipline and maintains the self control in the process. Muslims controls and abstain themselves from eating, drinking, seeking pleasure or any other fulfillment to prove their will along the way and make it morally invincible for them.
4. Economic benefits
Fasting also helps economically. Rich people spend freely on the poor to win Allah’s happiness and pleasures. Their kindness and generosity helps the poor people to receive enough funds to fulfill their needs, at least for a part of the year. After Ramadan, on Eid-ul-Fitr, every Muslim is responsible and obliged to pay the Fitrana of every member of the family.
Fasting brings spiritual value to life and it also serves as a spiritual and physical exercise.In Quran, it is described as the completion of Taqwa. Believers are commanded to fast during the month of Ramadan so that they can come closer to Allah physically and spiritually.It also maintains the connection for the rest of the year.