Fasting is a shield to protect man from the fire of hell


Fasting is a shield to protect man from the fire of hell

Quran says:-

The building of Islam is standing on five pillars and fasting is one of the most important pillars of that building. Fasting is that worship which was consisted in other religion before Islam and it is still there. In Quran it is said that:-

"O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you that ye may ward off (evil)." (Surah Al Baqarah:183)

Reason of fasting

Every object has its reason and of course fasting has also the reasons behind this. Some important reasons of having fast are:
• To make man able to get closer to Allah Almighty
• To make man able to learn pity and righteousness
• To make man able to attain Taqwa
• To give man a chance to wipe out all of his sins
• To remind man the blessings of Allah
• To train man to control the willpower
• To protect man from the fire of the hell


Fasting is a shield like that shield which
give protection a soldier in the field of
battle. Fasting gives protection to a Momin
from the fire of hell which is worse. When
you have fast you try your level best to get
rid from the sins. You try your level best to
attain Taqwa which is the most important
quality of a Momin. Fasting is not just
about to remain hungry and thirsty but its
all about to attain the happiness of Allah
Almighty. When a Momin will not commit
the sin while having fast he will get protection
from the fir of hell. In Ramadan the doors
of Jahanum remain close as Hazrat
Muhammad ( PBUH) said that:-

"When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained." (Imam Bukhari)

The beloved prophet of Allah said that:-

Whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven." (Imam Bukhari).


This Hadith shows that whoever have fast with faith and hope will be able to get forgiveness from Allah. Now after Ramadan if he will not commit the sins he will be protected from the fire of hell. Hell is an painful and anguish place. Fasting is a shield which gives protection to man from the fire of hell. In Quran Allah says:-

“O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones.” (Quran 66:6)

Fasting is a worship which may able man to entre man in paradise. Abu Umma said:-

"I came to the Messenger of Allah (saw) and said: 'Order me to do a deed that will allow me to enter Paradise.' He said: 'Stick to fasting, as there is no equivalent to it.' Then I came to him again and he said: 'Stick to fasting."' (Imam Ahmad, Imam Nasa'i, and Imam Hakim).
May Allah give us the power to protect that shield which is a great blessing of Allah Almighty (Amen)