Ramadaan Reminder ~ A Fasting Person Should Constantly Be Aware of the Object of Fasting ~ Benefits of Taqwa*


Ramadaan Reminder ~ A Fasting Person Should Constantly Be Aware of the Object of Fasting ~ Benefits of Taqwa*

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed
upon those before you that you may become righteous
~ Surah Al-Baqarah 2:183

The purpose and aim of fasting, is acquiring Taqwa. Unfortunately, very many of us fast in the month of Ramadaan without conscientising ourselves with the aim and object of fasting. The objective of fasting is “La ‘allakum tattaqoon” …  so that you may gain Taqwa.



A Few Benefits of Taqwa Mentioned in the Qur’aan

When a person has Taqwa, then:

1) He is most honoured in the sight of Allah.

إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ
Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you ~ Surah Hujuraat 49:13


2) He becomes the Friend of Allah

وَاللَّهُ وَلِيُّ الْمُتَّقِينَ
And Allah is the friend of the righteous ~ Surah Al- Jaathiyah 45:19


3) He gets the Ma’iyyat of Allah (proximity and closeness to Allah)

إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا
Indeed, Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are doers of good ~ Surah An Nahl 16:128


 4) Allah Ta’ala wipes out his sins


5) Allah Ta’ala increases his rewards

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يُكَفِّرْ عَنْهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِ وَيُعْظِمْ لَهُ أَجْرًا
And whoever fears Allah – He will wipe out his sins and make great for him his reward ~ Surat At-Talaq 65:5


6) Allah makes his matters easy for him

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ يُسْرًا
And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him of his matter ease ~ Surah At-Talaaq 65:4


7) Allah will make perfect his deeds.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا
O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice

يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ
He will [then] amend for you your deeds and forgive you your sins ~ Surah Al Ahzaab 33:71


8) Allah will make an opening for him from all difficulties


9) Allah will provide sustenance for him from unseen sources

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا
And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out ~ Surah At Talaq 65:2

وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ
And will provide for him from (unseen sources) where he does not expect ~ Surah At Talaq 65:3


10) Allah will give him the ability to distinguish between Truth and Falsehood.

إِن تَتَّقُوا اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّكُمْ فُرْقَانًا
If you fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion (to distinguish between right and wrong) ~ Surah Al Anfal 8:29


11) Allah Ta’ala will protect him from the fire of Jahannum

وَإِن مِّنكُمْ إِلَّا وَارِدُهَا ۚ كَانَ عَلَىٰ رَبِّكَ حَتْمًا مَّقْضِيًّا
And there is none of you except he will come to it. This is upon your Lord an inevitability decreed

ثُمَّ نُنَجِّي الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوا وَّنَذَرُ الظَّالِمِينَ فِيهَا جِثِيًّا
Then We will save those who feared us and leave the wrongdoers within it, on their knees ~ Surah Maryam 19:72


12) Allah will grant him Jannah

تِلْكَ الْجَنَّةُ الَّتِي نُورِثُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا مَن كَانَ تَقِيًّا
That is Paradise, which We give as inheritance to those of Our servants who  had Taqwa ~ Surah Maryam 19:63


13) Allah will grant him success

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
And fear Allah that you may succeed ~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:189