Hadith on Fasting
Abu Hurairara related that the Holy Prophetsa said,“Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven; and whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.1
Narrated by Ibn Abbasra: The Prophetsa was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel visited him, and Gabriel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophetsa used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare).2
1. Sahih Bukhari, Kitaab-as-Saum, Volume 3, Book 31, Number 126.
2. Sahih Bukhari, Kitaab-as-Saum, Volume 3, Book 31, Number 127.