Full talk: Fasting: Food for the Soul
“It is from the earth We have created you. And to the earth We shall return you. And from the earth We shall extract you once again.” (Surah 20: Verse 55)
Allah has created the human body from the dust of the earth. Its nourishment comes from the earth and its return will be to the soil of this earth. Allah has also created the soul, but without using any elements from this world. The soul is celestial and its nourishment comes from the heavens i.e. through the remembrance of Allah. This is the main reason that during the month of Ramadan we are made to starve our bodies so that we focus on nourishing our souls.
Find out in this excerpt the importance of looking after our souls and how we can benefit from the true spirit of fasting.