Why Do Muslims Fast in Ramadan Al Mubarak - Ramzan Fasting Reason
Why Muslims fast in Ramadan Kareem: Holy Ramadan is 9th month of Islamic Calendar in which Muslims fast to fulfill the obligation during each day of whole month i.e. Ramzan. Fasting in Ramadan is obligation on every sane and adult Muslim when he/she observe that month.
Keeping with a divine commandment documented in Chapter 2, Verse 185 of the Holy Qur'an, in which Allah says, "O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed for you as it has been prescribed to those before you in order that you may attain taqwa”, the fasting in Ramadan becomes obligation of every Muslim. Thus, there are two main reasons why followers of Islam fast in Ramzan i.e. to fulfill the command of Allah SWT and to attain taqwa.
So what is fulfilling the command of Allah SWT: Islam has commanded Muslim to follow obligation and forbidden what Allah has forbade. Thus fasting in Ramadan is one of the obligations obliged on Muslim by Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. This is the main reason behind why Muslim fast in Ramadan.
The second main reason behind fasting in Ramadan described by Allah SWT and the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad SAWW is Taqwa. Where, Taqwa is defined as,
“Taqwa (Arabic: تقوى taqwā / taqwá , "piety") is a concept in Islam that is interpreted by some Islamic scholars as god-consciousness. Taqwa is perceived from the Holy Quran in English as one being enlightened or enlightenment.” According to WikiPedia.
There are, however, many reasons can be mentioned why Muslim fast Ramadan such as the benefits and the virtue, but, if one asks in single and fundamental line reason why Muslim perform fast in the Holy Month of Ramadan Kareem, is to fulfill the obligation by Allah SWT to attain Taqwa.
Last Updated: 21/7/2015