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Reward of fasting

The superiority of As-Saum (the fasting)

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell him twice, ‘I am fasting.”

The Prophet (ﷺ) added, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times ‏”‏‏.‏

 Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 1894
In-book reference : Book 30, Hadith 4

Ar-Raiyan is for people observing Saum


Narrated Sahl: The Prophet (ﷺ) said,

“There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.”

 Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 1896
In-book reference : Book 30, Hadith 6

Conclusion 👇

a. The abundance of rewards depends upon good intention, sincerity and on the obedience of the Sunnah.
b. Only that action is accepted which is performed in seeking the pleasure of
Allah( swt)
c. The real benefit of fasting is achieved only when a person abstains from fulfilling false desires of the heart, just as one abstains from eating, likewise  one should abstain from telling lies and backbiting, etc.
d. A person is pleased at the time of breaking the fast, (hat with the grace of Allah, he/she had the power to fulfill ones righteous duty.
e. A fasting person will be pleased on the Last Day because the reward for fasting will be more than one shall expect, and also one will gain the
pleasure of Allah
f. Some people hold the view that the fasting person should avoid brushing their teeth in the evening so that the pleasant smell for the sake of Allah does not finish but this view is incorrect, because brushing the teeth will
remove the smell that is created due to the mouth not being cleaned; not the smell created on account of having an empty stomach, which is something different, and has nothing to do with brushing the teeth.