A Muslim proving his ability to overcome needs and desires through Sawm
Q 1, 2:
Does a Muslim prove his ability to overcome needs and desires through Sawm (fasting)?
How does a Muslim see the reality of the world?
Allah obligates the Sawm of Ramadan for the interest of His servants to discipline their spirit to promote them to human perfection. (Part No. 10; Page No. 87) Sawm is abstaining from food, drinks and other things which break it. This trains the spirit to do things against its nature and helps it to overcome its forbidden desires during Sawm. It also disciplines the spirit to apply moral values. When a person strengthens his knowledge with his religion and what Allah prepares for His believing servants in the Hereafter and holds firm to it, he realizes the meanness of this world and its status in the sight of Allah; it is not worthy a weight of a mosquito just as related in the Hadith
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The value of this world gratifies in the sight of those who reconcile it with their obedience to Allah and taking it as a passage to the Hereafter.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.