Fasting is an act of gratefulness to Allah

In the light of the Holy Quran

Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful. (Al Baqarah: 185)

The noble gift from Allah
It is worth meaning that fasting during the month of Ramadan has not only been declared an act of worship and dedication and a means to nourish godliness but has also been characterized as an act of gratefulness to Allah for His great bounty of true guidance in the fo9rm of the Quran. Undoubtedly, al Quran is the noble gift from Allah the Almighty for His servants. In fact, the best way of expressing gratitude for someone’s bounty is to prepare oneself, to the best of one’s ability. The noble Quran has been revealed so that we may know the way that leads to Allah’s pleasure, follow that way ourselves and direct the world along it.

Fasting is an act of moral training
Fasting is an excellent means by which to prepare ourselves for shouldering the task of calling people to the way of glorious Quran, which is a permanent torch for a traveler of the world. Al Quran invites peace loving people to accept Islam. Hence fasting dur8ing the month of the revelation of the Quran is more than an act of worship and more thank an excellent course of moral training. It is an appropriate from for the expression of our thankfulness to Allah for the bounty of the Quran.

Is fasting burden for us?
All the praises and thanks are to Allah. Who has prescribed for us an excellent worship as fasting, also provided alleviations and concessions in times of hardship and taught us the method of making up the loss when broken to our convenience. We have to understand the significance of fasting, without which it is like an empty shell without a heart. If we realize this, we shall look upon Ramadan, no as a burden but as a blessing, and shall be duly grateful for the lead given to us in this matter.

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