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Ramadan is an important 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Muslims observe fast during the day. They also offer special Taraweeh prayer after Isha prayer in this month. Ramadan is the month in which the doors of paradise keep open while the doors of hell are closed. Here you may get health benefits of fasting in Ramadan.

The Question emerges in our mind that does fasting becomes healthy for us.

How to get health benefits of fasting?

There are several tips to get the health benefits of fasting.

  1. Eat less at the time of Sahr and After
  2. Offers Nafal prayer more and more in order to do exercise
  3. Walking after breaking the fasting 
  4. Use date to break the fasting 
  5. Do light exercises

What does Ahadith and the Quran say about fasting?

The holy book of the Quran advocates the fasting of Ramadan by describing its significance.

Allah says in the Quran, ‘But to observe fast is best for you, but if you only realized.’(Al-Baqrah, 2, 184)

Similarly, Allah almighty says, ‘O you who kept believing, implemented upon you the fasting, as it implemented upon those who were before you that you might be the right one.’ (Surah Al-Barqrah 2, 183)

There are different Ahadith, which make clear the significance of fasting. For example, the messenger of Allah SAW says, ‘if anyone skips fasting even for a day, he cannot make up the deficiency if he keeps fasting for the whole of his life.”

There are countless numbers of Ahadith, which clarify the status of fasting one of the five pillars of Islam.

What does fasting have health benefits for us?

There are several health benefits of Ramadan. Some are following.

1. Fasting for detoxification

Fasting does the work of cleanser for our soul. It also works as an excellent purifier for our bodies. In fasting, we remain throughout the day without eating or drinking something. This helps us in two ways: first, when our stomach digests something, it produces intoxicant substances in our body. Our body cannot excrete these substances because it continuously produces such substances. In the condition of fasting, it gets enough time to excrete these substances from our bodies.

2. Progress of Metabolism

Fasting helps us to speed up the progress of our Metabolism system, commonly when we eat three times a day. Our body cannot be able to digest this massive amount of food. In fasting, our body does not have enough material to digest. It works well to digest the present material.

Resultantly, the process of Metabolism becomes fast. Adiponectin is the hormone, which encourages our body to get more nutrients from digested food.

3. Fasting is the best weight loss practice

Fasting is the best weight loss practice; commonly, people use different diet plans and techniques to reduce the weight gained by rich food, but, when we come to fasting, it is the natural way of reducing weight.

When we eat less in the Sahr and iftar time, our stomach shrinks, and it does not need more food than capacity. It means that fasting compels our body to get along with less food. That is why; it becomes a best practice for weight loss.

4. Fasting is the trick to keep Cholesterol low

Fasting is the best trick to keep Cholesterol low. We have discussed that fasting is the best practice for weight loss. Thus, it saves us from a heart attack or brain Hemorrhage.

Researchers have found that those who observe fasting in Ramadan have less danger of heart-attack because they have less level of Cholesterol.

What does fasting have spiritual benefits for us?  

There are several benefits of fasting regarding spirituality. These benefits are the following.

1. Fasting as a soul cleanser

It is natural for a person that one cannot want goodness and happiness for others. It happens in several cases in our daily life. We often demonstrate moral corruptness, particularly about others. That is actually; we do not have our soul clean from corruptness.

Fasting of Ramadan is the best remedial to cure the diseases of our hearts. It helps us to restrain ourselves from all these bad practices.

2. Fasting is the satisfaction of heart and soul

Fasting is the satisfaction of heart and soul. As we all know that fasting is obligatory when we observe fast during the day and break the fast in the evening. We receive spiritual satisfaction. Fasting provides us serenity and peace in our hearts and soul.

3. Fasting helps us keep firm belief on Allah

Fasting helps us keep a firm belief in Allah. We observe fasting in the month of Ramadan. Fasting gives us confidence and helps us to create a firm belief in Allah, particularly when we regulate ourselves according to the instruction given by Almighty Allah.

The psychological advantage of fasting

Different psychologists have explored the positive impact of fasting on our Psychological condition. Fasting restrains us from eating and drinking during the whole day. It encourages us to withstand the temptation of food and drinking stuff. Resultantly, it creates inside us the substance for self-sacrifice, self-regulation, and improves our self-confidence.

Fasting makes us aware of our weaknesses and the strengthening of our aims. We know by fasting how much we have the strength to pursue our aim.

The most beneficial psychological effect of fasting is that it renews our sense of belonging to our relatives. When we invite him to break after with us, this sense prevails.

What does fasting have spiritual benefits for us? 

There are several benefits of fasting regarding spirituality. These benefits are following.

1.     Fasting as a soul cleanser

It is natural for a person that one cannot want goodness and happiness for others. It happens in several cases in our daily life. We often demonstrate moral corruptness particularly about others. That is actually we do not have our soul clean from corruptness.

Fasting of Ramadan is the best remedial to cure the diseases of our heart. It helps us to restrain ourselves from all these bad practices.

2.     Fasting is a satisfaction of heart and soul

Fasting is the satisfaction of heart and soul. As we, all know that fasting is obligatory when we observe fast during the day and break the fast in the evening. We receive spiritual satisfaction.  Fasting provides us serenity and peace in our heart and soul.

The satisfaction and the peace of heart and soul is one of the great blessings of Allah.

3.     Fasting helps us keep firm believe on Allah

Fasting helps us keep firm believe on Allah. We observe fasting in the month of Ramadan. Fasting gives us confidence and helps us to create firm believe on Allah particularly when we regulate ourselves according to the instruction given by Almighty Allah.