Spiritual Benefits of Fasting

The Promised Messiahas & Imam Mahdi (Guided One)
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THE REVIEW OF RELIGIONS
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas

To be moderate in eating and drinking and to bear hunger and thirst are necessary for the purification of the spirit and promote the capacity for visions. Man does not live by bread alone. To discard all thought of eternal life is to invite Divine wrath.

It should be remembered that the fast does not mean merely that a person should abstain from food and drink over a certain period. During the fast one should be occupied greatly with the remembrance of God. The Holy Prophetsa occupied himself greatly with worship during the month of Ramadan. During that month one should discard one’s preoccupation with eating and drinking; and cutting asunder from these needs should address oneself wholly towards God.1

Endnotes

1. 1906 Jalsa Salana Speech, Al-Badr, 10th January 1907, p. 15.

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