Values to be observed by fasting people

source :Osoul Global Center

Islam in general urges Muslims to avoid using inappropriate language especially during the holy month. In Ramadan it is essential to tell no lies, avoid cursing, not to fight, and show the real essence of Islam.

Values to be observed by fasting people

1-Every Muslim must avoid telling lies, backbiting and cursing at all times, but this is even more strongly required in Ramadan.

:Abu Hurayrah quotes the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying

‘If a person does not desist from saying falsehood, or acting on the basis of falsehood, or quarrels, Allah does not need him to abstain from food and drink.’

Related by al-Bukhari, hadith No. 6,057

2-Desisting from lewdness and foul language, as well as from answering those who use such language.

:Abu Hurayrah reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said

‘Allah says: Fasting is Mine and it is I who give reward for it. Fasting is protection. On a fasting day, do not engage in wickedness or quarrelsome behaviour. If someone abuses or fights him (i.e. a fasting person), let him say: “I am fasting.” By Him who holds Muhammad’s soul in His hand, the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better in Allah’s sight than the smell of musk. A fasting person has two occasions to rejoice: when he breaks his fast he rejoices and when he meets his Lord, he will rejoice for having fasted.’

Related by al-Bukhari, hadith No. 1,904; Muslim, hadith No. 1,151

3-A Muslim must protect himself and his body against committing any sin at all times, but this is more emphasized in Ramadan.

:Allah says

‘Do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Man’s ears, eyes and heart shall all be called to account.’

(17:36)

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