WHY ISLAM MUST FAST IN THE MONTH OF RAMADAN

WHY ISLAM MUST FAST IN THE MONTH OF RAMADAN

WHY ISLAM MUST FAST IN THE MONTH OF RAMADAN –  Fasting in the month of Ramadan is a worship that must be carried out by every Muslim who believes. The main purpose of fasting is to increase piety to Allah SWT. The reason why Muslims must fast in the month of Ramadan refers to a number of evidences from the Qur’an, hadith, and the consensus of scholars or ijmak. This means that the command to fast in Ramadan is legally very strong because it is based on three important aspects of Islamic law.  Here are the reasons why you should fast in the month of Ramadan.

Fasting in Ramadan is one of the pillars of Islam

Fasting in the month of Ramadan is the third pillar of Islam after reading the creed and performing the five daily prayers. Without fasting in the month of Ramadan, Muslims have not perfected the pillars of Islam. This is in accordance with the words of the Prophet Muhammad SAW: “Islam is built on five things, namely the creed that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, establishing prayer, paying zakat, hajj, and fasting in the month of Ramadan.” (Narrated by Al Bukhari and Muslim) The wisdom of fasting is to practice patience and discipline, make a person who is grateful, refrain from acting badly, and cultivate empathy for people who are hungry. Thus, fasting in the month of Ramadan is not just an obligation, but is part of the pillars of Islam that must be upheld.

There is consensus of scholars.

Apart from being based on the Qur’an and sunnah, fasting in Ramadan is obligatory according to the consensus or consensus of scholars. Based on the arguments of ijmak, there is not a single scholar who denies the obligation of fasting in Ramadan. “There is a consensus of scholars stating that fasting in Ramadan is obligatory, with the aim of becoming a person who fears Allah,” said Rais Syuriah, Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU) KH. Ahmad Ishomuddin, in the Tajil CNNIndonesia.com program some time ago. By consensus, it is agreed that the obligation of fasting Ramadan for every Muslim who meets the requirements of fasting is obligatory. As for those who are obliged to fast during Ramadan, among others, are mature, physically and mentally healthy, not a traveler, and not menstruating.

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