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September 16, 2010

Post-Ramadan Teensie-Weensie Tip #2: Start (and continue) fasting

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

Hmmm….you’ve heard this tip before, you say?

Of course, you have. Right here.

What was the whole point of Ramadan? To make us more conscious of Allah.

And why did Allah prescribe fasting……?

Right.

So, in order to continue with our increased consciousness of Allah, we need to fast.

You’ll notice that I mentioned two things:

1) Start fasting

That’s right.

Start.

As soon as possible.

Otherwise, you’ll get lazy.

Note: If you have missed fasts, make those up first. Then, you can do the Shawwal fasts.

2) Continue fasting

Yes, because fasting was not just prescribed for Ramadan and Shawwal. It’s a deed that can (and should) be done throughout the year e.g. Mondays, Thursdays, Arafah, Ashoorah, etc.

Insha-Allah, I’ll explain the above points in more detail  in our first Remember Ramadan post.

Last bit of advice: Brothers and Sisters, I would also advise you to encourage your children to fast as well.

Yes, yes, I know. You might think that they’ll get tired with all the fasting.

Erm…you know, children and teens are not like us oldies. They can starve all day and still have energy at night.

I remember my days in uni. I wouldn’t eat anything until 5pm (because I was too busy). Yet, I had energy to do all my work.

And no, I’m not asking you to do this! [It’s terrible for one’s health.] I’m just pointing out that Shaytan (the devil) might stop you from encouraging your children from fasting under the guide of “parental concern”.

So, don’t worry about them getting tired because they won’t, insha-Allah.

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