“Believers, fasting is decreed for you as it was decreed for those before you; perchance you will be cautious.”
Fasting in a language is to refrain from something. While the terminology, is to refrain from breaking the fast during the day along with the intention to fast for someone who has been required since the appearance of dawn until sunset.
More details, fasting is to maintain the jobs that may invalidate the fast, such as eating, drinking, and intercourse on throughout the day (from dawn until sundown. Fasting obligatory upon a Muslim who Baligh, intelligent, clean from haidl and parturition, accompanied by sincere intentions simply because God ta’aala.
The fasting is to refrain from eating and drinking, to keep their chastity (no intercourse), not to break their hold, since the publication of reddish horizon (dawn dawn) to the east until sunset. Word of Allah Almighty: “And you eat and drink until the white thread of light from the black thread of dawn.” (Al-Baqarah: 187).
Fasting has many benefits for us psychologically and physically, among others:
1. Fasting is submission, obedience, and devotion to God Almighty, then there is no reward of those who do it unless the reward is abundant and to her right to enter Paradise through special doors called “Ar-Rayyan”. People who fasted also be kept away from a painful punishment and abolished all previous sins. Obedient to Allah means to believe they should be eased from all his business because indirectly by fasting we are led to be cautious, that is doing all the orders and away from its ban. As contained in surah Al-Baqarah: 183, which reads: “O ye who believe are required for you to fast as the people before you, that ye may fear Allah.”
2. Fasting is also a means to train yourself in a variety of issues such as jihad nafsi, against interference demons, be patient for the disasters that befall. When you smell the aroma of cooking that invites passion or a tantalizing view of fresh water we had to restrain myself until the time of breaking. We also are taught to uphold the mandate of Almighty God, outwardly and inwardly, because no one who could keep an eye on us unless the Divine Rabbi.
The fast trains from various glitter resist earthly paradise, to teach the nature of patience in the face of all things, directing a healthy way of thinking and sharpens the mind (intelligent) because it is automatically a member of the body resting wheel travel. Intestate Luqman to his son: “O my son, when the stomach is full, the brain will cause the entire limb will be lazy worship.”
3. By fasting we are taught to live a regular basis, because the lead time to determine when meal time and break their serve. That fasting is only perceived by Muslims from the appearance of reddish color on the eastern horizon until disappearing in the west. All Muslims break their dawn and at the appointed time for religion and God are one.
4. Likewise also grow for every individual taste and induce a feeling of brotherhood to help each other between each other. Side each other in the face of hunger, thirst and pain. Besides resting the stomach so that regardless of the danger of infectious diseases for example. Prophet said: “Fast when you make healthy.” A famous Arab physician of his day is Harist bin Kaldah said that the stomach is a source of sickness and a source of cure. “