3 Reasons Why Muslims Fast

3 Reasons Why Muslims Fast

1. Because It is a pillar in Islam
“Islam is based on five (pillars): testifying that there is no true god except Allah and that Muhammad ﷺ is His slave and Messenger; performing of Salat; the payment of Zakat; performing Hajj to the House [of Allah (Ka’bah)]; and Saum (fasting) during the month of Ramadan.” (Bukhari)
2. To increase in Taqwa
“O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (pious)” (al-Baqarah 2:183)
3. To train us to abstain from sin and evil
The Prophet ﷺ said, “Whoever does not give up false speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)” (Bukhari)