Fasting is a Shield

Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu anhu), Allah’s ApostleĀ (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,

“fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell him twice, ‘I am fasting.”

The Prophet added, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.”.

Bukhari Book #31, Hadith #118

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    August 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported that he (the Messenger of Allah) was asked as to which prayer was most excellent after the prescribed prayer, and which fast was most excellent after the month of ramadan. He said: Prayer offered in the middle of the night and the most excellent fast after (fasting) in the month of ramadan is the fast in God’s month al-Muharram. (Sahih Muslim Book #006, Hadith #2612)

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