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Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day23

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Benefits of Fasting # 6
Ramadan gives us a break and provides us with a rare opportunity to think about our own selves, our future, and our families. It is a time to give ourselves a mental break and to temporarily forget about the hundreds of worries and stresses we are constantly bombarded with. In hectic times, such as ours, and in places like the West, this valuable time to think about our lives, on individual basis, is a luxury and is desperately needed! It is a unique month of self-analysis, and of taking stock of one’s moral and spiritual ‘assets and liabilities’.

  
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AHMARROSE 8/25/2011 1:07AM

  agree with you sister Winnie

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AHMARROSE 8/25/2011 1:06AM

  this is true Fathinsn, take little bit a break

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SISTERWINNIE 8/24/2011 10:50AM

    Also, it teaches us that when we do things purely for the sake of Allah (Most Glorious and Merciful), we discover our hidden strengths. All aspects of our lives can be forms of worship if we only have the right intention.

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FATHINSN 8/24/2011 1:03AM

    It's a good time to self-analysis, to have a month of destress the body from junks of our life.

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Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day22

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Benefits of Fasting # 5
Fasting has numerous, scientifically proven, benefits for our physical health and mental well-being. The time, length and nature of the Islamic Fast all contribute to its overall positive effect. One of the medical benefits is a much-needed rest to the digestive system. The reduced food intake during the day allows the body to concentrate on getting rid of harmful dietary toxins accumulated as natural by-products of food digestion throughout the year. The length of the Islamic Fast itself (around 12-14 hours) is in sync with the ‘transit time’ of food from the mouth to the colon of the large intestine, ensuring that no stimulus reaches the stomach or digestive system while it remains in homeostasis. Therefore, for the vast majority of healthy individuals fasting poses no medical risks but in fact provides many health benefits, such as: an increase in serum Magnesium, essential for cardio-vascular health and prevention of heart complications; improvement in the quality and depth of sleep; improvement in memory and slower skin aging over time; increased production of growth hormone, etc. Also, as a general note, it has been observed that underfed animals live longer than their heavily fed counterparts and suffer fewer illnesses during their lives.

  


Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day21

Monday, August 22, 2011

Benefits of Fasting # 4
Some of the main benefits of Ramadan are an increased compassion for those in need of the necessities of life, a sense of self-purification and reflection and a renewed focus on spirituality. Muslims also appreciate the feeling of togetherness shared by family and friends throughout the month. Perhaps the greatest practical benefit is the yearly lesson in self-restraint and discipline that can carry forward to other aspects of a Muslim’s life such as work and education.

  
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AHMARROSE 8/24/2011 12:50AM

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SISTERWINNIE 8/23/2011 10:12AM

    Fasting teaches us that we have the ability to control what we eat. If Allah (most High and Glorious) wills, we will continue controlling our diets and actions after the fast ends. We have such untapped self-control, one must believe that they are able to stop unhealthy habits and with Allah's help, they will succeed.

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Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day20

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Benefits of Fasting # 3
Muslims are reminded to be extra-generous during the month of Ramadan and to share the bounties that God has provided them, giving generously in charity. Our wealth is regarded as a trust from God, not really our own; will we be greedy with it and spend it only on ourselves, or will we strive to please Him by sharing it with others?
Muslims are urged to be more liberal in giving during Ramadan and are required at the end of fasting to give Sadaqatul-Fitr to the poor (a small amount of mandatory charity), an amount to enable all to share in the spirit of warmth, affection and brotherhood. Ramadan is above all an opportunity to reorient oneself to the Creator and the natural path of goodness and God-consciousness.

  
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AHMARROSE 8/24/2011 6:22AM

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MOTTAMAMALOU 8/21/2011 7:02AM

    Thank you again for sharing your holy days with others.

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Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day19

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Benefits of Fasting # 1
Fasting makes the individual more aware of the many bounties of God. The hunger and thirst remind the fasting person of the poor who may rarely eat well. Fasting re-enforces the concept that wasting the Creator’s bounties is a sign of ingratitude to Him.
Benefits of Fasting # 2
A person who carefully observes the month of Ramadan becomes closer to God. The self-restraint of Ramadan make the heart and mind accustomed to the remembrance and praise of God and to the obedience of His commandments. It is therefore a spiritual regime and a re-orientation process for the body and mind – the extent of the benefit depends on the performance and sincerity of the individual Muslim.

  
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AHMARROSE 8/22/2011 7:54AM

  Ameen Ameen

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SISTERWINNIE 8/21/2011 7:06PM

    May Allah, swt, accept our fasting and acts of worship.

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