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Fasting in Islam is considered a good deed which brings us closer to God.

It is between a Muslim and God

No other people involved

See the difference?


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Fasting in Islam is considered a good deed which brings us closer to God.It is between a Muslim and God No other people involvedSee the difference?

It depends on why they are fasting and for what. The Pharisees did it as a show of piety and received praise from men. If they are doing it in secret to be closer to God, it is part of loving God. I have mentioned we must love God with all our being. We wouldn't call that a good deed, but there is nothing wrong if you do call it that. I'd save the term good deed for how we love people or treat them.

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It depends on why they are fasting and for what.


There are 2 types of fasting in Islam, Saved:

a- Obligatory fast (fasting the month of Ramadan for those who are able to fast)

b- Voluntary fast (the rest of the year on special occasions and certain days of the week/month)

Fasting in Islam is a form of worship, as it helps purify the soul and makes us more spiritual and closer to God by increasing our level of taqwa (God-consciousness).

The intention of fasting should only be to obey and please God, and as all deeds in Islam are judged by their intentions if it is to show off, then any good deed with this wrong intention would be rejected on the Day of Judgment...


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It depends on why they are fasting and for what.
<font size="3" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">There are 2 types of fasting in Islam, Saved:a- Obligatory fast (fasting the month of Ramadan for those who are able to fast)b- Voluntary fast (the rest of the year on special occasions and certain days of the week/month)Fasting in Islam is a form of worship, as it helps purify the soul and makes us more spiritual and closer to God by increasing our level of taqwa (God-consciousness).The intention of fasting should only be to obey and please God, and as all deeds in Islam are judged by their intentions if it is to show off, then any good deed with this wrong intention would be rejected on the Day of Judgment...
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Satisfaction: A Godly Gift (Ibn Atta)

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says:

His most perfect blessing on you is to give you just enough, and to deprive you from what will cause you to do wrong.

When you have less to be happy with, you will have less to be sad about.

This stage of our journey to Allah relates to the issue of providence and how to understand it correctly.

The Prophetic hadith that says: “The little that suffices is better than the abundant and distracting”, has been re-worded by the Sheikh in this word of wisdom...

http://aboutislam.net/shariah/refine-your-heart/advice/satisfaction-godly-gift-ibn-atta/



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Prov. 30: …8 Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, 9 That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.
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Right, so we are discovering more common grounds...

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The Best Way to Get Your Prayer Answered

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says:

The best way to ask Him is through expressing your distress, and the fastest way to acquire His gifts is through expressing your humility and need.

The word of wisdom under discussion is about du`aa’ (supplication).

It is not about the etiquette of supplication, but it is about the condition of the heart during supplication...

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Right, so we are discovering more common grounds...Have a nice weekend
There are lots more of common ground we can compare Al, but we have to contrast it with balance. I might lean toward contrast more than comparing for a reason. Thanks

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Ibn Ataa: How Sincerity Revives Actions

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says:

“Actions are like statues that only come to life with the spirit of sincerity”.

Sincerity to Allah is more fundamental than relying on Allah, since it has to do with a deeper level of faith in Him, Most High.

Yet, it was important to affirm our relying on Allah and hope in His Mercy, before discussing sincerity. This is because pure sincerity to Allah is so subtle and so hard to achieve without much hope in Allah’s Grace and strong reliance on Him...

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Al-Hikam of Shaykh Ibn Ata Allah with Commentary by Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead Mosaad provides a fascinating look at portions of 'Al-Hikam' by Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari.

This classic sufi work contains powerful aphorisms that many Muslim scholars find beneficial today.

This seminar was held at Masjid Muhammad in Atlantic City

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Ibn `Atta’: Perfect Your Beginning! (Words of Wisdom)

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says:

“A sign of success in the end is to refer to Allah in the beginning. If there is no sunrise in the beginning, there is no sunrise in the end.”

A servant journeying to Allah, who is passing through difficult tests and heading to horizons of peace and tranquility, always thinks of new good deeds that advance him/her along his/her journey.

This word of wisdom teaches us here another universal law: Perfecting the basis and the start of any new project, almost guarantees the desired outcomes in the end...

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The Hikam of Ibn 'Ata'llah | Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya al- Ninowy An introduction by Sheikh Ninowy to the famous book on Ibn Ata' Al-Sakandari.

He was known by (Sakandari) as he was born in Alexandria, Egypt

The introduction is followed by an explanation of the first words of wisdom in the book.


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The Hikam of Ibn Ata'illah | Part 001 (Point 1-20)

Shaykh Muhammad Bin Yahya al-Ninowy
explained the Aphorisms of Ibn Atta' in 2016

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