Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

God's Mercy through Fasting

Although all acts of worship that are done out of sincerity attract God’s mercy, fasting holds a special place in attaining it. Fasting not only is practiced by Muslims, but the worshippers of previous religions also practised it. The doors of mercy are opened during the month of fasting, or the Month of Ramadan. During this month, Muslims all over the world refrain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the day; moreover, this period is also a time to achieve nearness to God by purifying the soul and taking advantage of His mercy through worship and good deeds. This article expounds on God’s mercy during this blessed month by describing the wisdom and benefits of fasting, and the position achieved by those who fast.


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