Goal of Fasting

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | The Speaking Tree | May 10, 2020

1. Goal of Fasting

The goal of fasting is to develop in man the ability to lead his life bound by restrictions, rather than lead a totally unfettered life.

2. Significance of Fasting

There is much more to fasting than the caution and gratitude induced by the purely outward, physical forms of abstention. It’s greater significance lies in its symbolism of an inner, spiritual eagerness to make all kinds of sacrifices.

3. Fasting Makes Man Consistent

One who fasts in all sincerity takes care to cast his entire life in one consistent mould. In all his affairs, he applies the constraints laid down by God. He checks himself from abusing others, stays his hand from persecution and halts in his steps towards injustice.