The Benefits of Fasting

The Benefits of Fasting – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 19th May 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)

Allah has prescribed fasting for Muslims around the world in order for them to attain Taqwa (God consciousness), but how are fasting and Taqwa related? Many examples have been brought of people fasting in this lecture as well as the health benefits it can lead to.

Did you know Pythagoras would instruct his students to observe a 40-day fast before he would teach them? Many believe that fasting sharpens the mind and it is a practice used even today by modern day athletes and professionals.

This lecture perfectly combines some of the spiritual aspects of fasting as well as its practical uses to help us achieve the best in the month of Ramadan and outside of it.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:

7:32 – What is Taqwa?
16:35 – The eating practices of Rasulullah ﷺ
20:00 – How much should we eat?
32:40 – Fasting coming into vogue
42:52 – Is fasting dangerous?
47:13 – Exams and Ramadan
56:58 – A summary of the various benefits of fasting

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