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INAA LILAA WA INAA ILEYHI RAAJACUUN.
Waxaan tacsi u dirayaa, xaaska, ubadka, ehelka, asxaabta iyo qaraabada, gaar ahaa xaaskiisa iyo ubadkiisa Hargeysa degan, xaaskiisii hore iyo ubadkiisa degan Cardiff iyo reer Feero Askar marxuum Maxamed Ismaaciil Askar( Mohamed Feero) oo caawa xaqqi ugu yimid Hargeysa.
Marxuum Maxamed waxuu ahaa aqoonyahan India wax ku soo bartay, macalinnimana kaga shaqeeyey dalka U.K. Waxuu ahaa nin dad jecel, bulsho xidhiidhiye, meel uu joogaba lagu jeclaa, nin waxtar mooye aan cidna dhibin, cidina ka caban. Nin af gaaban oo khaliga Alle ka nabad galay. Nin aan agtiisa lagu qaloon, kaftan hufan iyo sheeko aan turxaan lahayn lagu yaqaanay.
Waxuu ka mid ahaa Jaaliyadda Cardiff, U.K beryahana waxuu soo degey Hargeysa oo uu reer cusub ka yagleeyey.
Waxuu ka mid ahaa ragga ii tirsan kolka aan u baahdo hiil iyo taageero, iina ahaa taageer i dhiirigeliya, balanna naga dhexeeyey himiladayada mustaqbalka.
Waxaan marxuumka Alle uga baryayaa inuu qabriga u nuuro u waasiciyo ugana dhigo beer ka mid ah kuwa fardawsta sare, ehel, asxaab iyo qaraabana inuu waafajiyo samir iyo duco
Mustashar Axmed Carwo
La-taliyaha Madaxweynha ee Dhaqaalaha
00252 63424 2077
27 June, 2017
26kii Juun 1960, waa dharaartii aynu gobanimada helnay, waa ayaantii aynu noqonay dal xor ah oo ka mid ah dalalka adduun weynaha, waa maalintii ay ina aqoonsadeen dalal ka badan 30. Waa ayaantii abwaan iyo hoobal tooni aanu wax la hadhin. Waa dharaartii Alle ha u naxariistee Cabdillahi Suldaan Timacadde iyo Cabdi Iidaan tiriyeen gabayada taariikhiga ah een doogoobin. 26kii Juun 1960, waxay ahayd maalin in badan la saadaalinaayey. Waxay ahayd maalin rag iyo dumar, ciroole iyo caruur loo ciyaaray, loo soo jeeday, loo xaragooday.
Maanta 26ka Juun 2017, waa xuskii 57naad ee maalintii xorriyadda, maalintii gumeysigu ka huleelay dalkeen ka dib qarni uu talo xumo iyo wax qabad la'aan inagu maamulay, inagu kala qaybiyey oo uu nidaam qabiilaysan oon ka bxi lanay inoo dhigay. Waa ayaan xus iyo qaiimeyn mudan, ayaan weyn oo taariikh dahab ah leh, ayaan faan faan iyo farxadi umadeyna mideysay yar iyo weyn rag iyo dumar
Waxa inaga dhigay Soomaliland een Soomalida kala kaga duwannay waa maalintan inteena ku abtirsata Somaliland isukeyn keyntay, inoo yeeshay dhul xadidan, dawladnimo iyo dhaqan dhaqaale inoo gaar ah. Iyadaa inaga dhigtay ummad taariikh gooni ah iyo dabecado u gaar ah leh. Iyadaa inaga dhigaty inaynu ku dhaadano magaca Soomaliland. Iyadaa u sal ah oo dhashay halgamadii ina soo maray ee ay ka midka ahaayeen halgankii Daraawiishta, kacdoonkii Farah Oomaar iyo halgankii xisbiyada SNC, NUF iyo USP, iyo kii ugu dambeeyey ee SNM. Ahaana kii ugu khasaaraha badnaa dad iyo duunaba. Guusha halgamadaasi waxay ku soo biyo shubteen dhismaha jamhuuriyaddii labaad kolkaynu dib ula soo noqonay qaranimadeenii.
Haddaba waxa dadka qaar isku qaldaan maalintan qaayaha leh ee la odhan karo waa tan ugu mudan ummadda Soomaaliyeed, iyo dhibaatadii, burburkii iyo dilkii ka dambeeyey ee dhaliyey inay burburto hilowgii iyo himiladii weyneed ee midnimada shanta Soomaaliyeed. Halgamayaashii ay horseedka u ahaayeen xisbiyadii NUF, USP iyo SNL, waxay ahaayeen qaar niyad wanaagii ay u hayeen midnimada Soomaaliyeed si shuruud la,aan ah oo weliba qayb xuma ah ula mataanooba Konfurta. Lagama helin dhankooda xaqsoor wacan iyo maamul rumeyn kara hadafkii weynaa ee israaca. Waxay noqdeen laba shuraakoobay oon si cadaalad ah dheefta ay wadajirka ku heleen u sinayn. Waa cadaalad darada lagala kulmay Koonfur tan ay ka dhalatay taariikhda madow ee israaca inaga soo gaadhay ee ma aha mid loo nisbayn karo 26ka Juun iyo maalinta gobannimada Somaliland.
Waxba kaga noqonmaayo dhibtii, dilkii, dulmigii inaga soo gaadhay is-raaca, waayo weynu ka bogsanay oo manta waxaynu nahay dal xor ah oo midaysan, nabad ah oo dimuquraadi ah.
Aan ku laabto astaamaha maalintan.26ka Juun waa maalin rajo wanaag iyo saadaal suuban la kowsatay ee waa in la mariyaa maamuuska ay leedahay oon hoos loo dhigin. Waa inay noqotaa mid qalin dahab ah lagu qoro, lana soo ban dhigo qiimaha xoriyaddu leedahay. Tani wax xidhiidha lama laha dhibaatooyinkii ka dhashay is-raaca oy sababteedu ahayd arrin inagaga timid meel aan la filayn.Yaan leysku xidhin gumeysi erigii iyo khasaarihii lagala kulmay israaca.
Waa in la xusaa ragii u soo halgamay xoriyadda abwaano, siyaasiin, odayaal iyo culumaba. Sidoo kale waa in la xusaa xisbiyadii jiray iyo giraanta taariikhda oo lagu xidhiidhiyo halgankii SNM, iyo dhammaan halgamadii ka horeeyey ee sida dastuurku sheegay ka bilaabmaayo kii Daraawiishta, iyadoo la maamuusaayo ciddii ku dhimmatay,ku-dhawacantay, kuwa ku agoonoobay iyo inta nool oo la qadariyo. Waa in ubadka loo qoraa taariikhda. Ogow cidda aan aqoon waxay shallayto ahayd ma garan karto waxay noqon berito.
Waxaan la iloobayn kaalinta ay ka qaateen abwaanada Timacadde, Cabdi Iidaan, Barkhad Cas, Cabdillahi Qarshe, Guduudo, Cali Sugule iyo dhammaan Walaalo Hargeysa. Sidoo kale siyaasiinta iyo odayada ay ka midka ahaayeen Suldan Cabdillahi, Suldaan Cabdirahmaan, Garad Ali , Goodaad, Cigaal, Axmed Xasan, Michael Mariono iyo dhammaan intii halganka dheer u soo martay xoriyadda dalkeena hooyo.
GUJI HOOS OO DHEGEYSO0 ABWAAN TIMOCADDE AHUN IYO GABAYGII CAANKA AH EE 28KA JUUN
Aan xusno oon siino qiimaha ay leedahay.
Axmed Xasan Carwo
Dhaqaalaha, Ganacsiga iyo Maalgashiga
24 June, 2017
BROTHERS, SISTERS AND FRIENDS WORLDWIDE EID MUBARAK AND MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY.
EID AL-FITIR 2017
Eid Mubarik and many happy returns of the day.Do not miss the Eid prayer and make your families, relatives and friends happy. Provide charity to the poor and deprived neighbours, visit the sick, and remember the dead of your relatives and friends.
May Allah accept our fasting, our prayers and our charity during Ramadan and after. May Allah bless us, our families, friends, neighbours and all Muslims worldwide with joy, prosperity and peace of mind.
May Allah free all oppressed, cure all sick, enrich all poor. May Allah guide us to his path and make us those whom he shields from all evil. May Allah make us those he frees from hell in the honour of Eid Al-Fitr Al-mubarak.Ameen.
EID MUBARAK TO YOU ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ISLAM.
Ahmed Hassan Arwo
Somaliland Presidential Economic Advisor
19 June, 2017
"If I were to take a friend other than my Lord, I would take Abu Bakr as a friend." (Hadith)
Election to the Caliphate
The Prophet's closest Companion, Abu Bakr, was not present when the Holy Prophet (peace be on him) breathed his last in the apartment of his beloved wife of later years, Aisha, Abu Bakr's daughter. When he came to know of the Prophet's passing, Abu Bakr hurried to the house of sorrow.
"How blessed was your life and how beatific is your death," he whispered as he kissed the cheek of his beloved friend and master who now was no more.
When Abu Bakr came out of the Prophet's apartment and broke the news, disbelief and dismay gripped the community of Muslims in Medina. Muhammad (peace be on him) had been the leader, the guide and the bearer of Divine revelation through whom they had been brought from idolatry and barbarism into the way of God. How could he die? Even Umar, one of the bravest and strongest of the Prophet's Companions, lost his composure and drew his sword and threatened to kill anyone who said that the Prophet was dead. Abu Bakr gently pushed him aside, ascended the steps of the lectern in the mosque and addressed the people, saying,
"O people, verily whoever worshipped Muhammad, behold! Muhammad is indeed dead. But whoever worships God, behold! God is alive and will never die."
And then he concluded with a verse from the Qur'an:
"And Muhammad is but a Messenger. Many Messengers have gone before him; if then he dies or is killed, will you turn back upon your heels?"3:144
On hearing these words, the people were consoled. Despondency gave place to confidence and tranquility. This critical moment had passed. But the Muslim community was now faced with an extremely serious problem: that of choosing a leader. After some discussion among the Companions of the Prophet who had assembled in order to select a leader, it became apparent that no one was better suited for this responsibility than Abu Bakr. A portion of the speech the First Caliph gave after his election has already been quoted in the introduction.
Abu Bakr's Life
Abu Bakr ('The Owner of Camels') was not his real name. He acquired this name later in life because of his great interest in raising camels. His real name was Abdul Ka'aba ('Slave of Ka'aba'), which Muhammad (peace be on him) later changed to Abdullah ('Slave of God'). The Prophet also gave him the title of 'Siddiq' - 'The Testifier to the Truth.'
Abu Bakr was a fairly wealthy merchant, and before he embraced Islam, was a respected citizen of Mecca. He was three years younger than Muhammad (peace be on him) and some natural affinity drew them together from earliest child hood. He remained the closest Companion of the Prophet all through the Prophet's life. When Muhammad first invited his closest friends and relatives to Islam, Abu Bakr was among the earliest to accept it. He also persuaded Uthman and Bilal to accept Islam. In the early days of the Prophet's mission, when the handful of Muslims were subjected to relentless persecution and torture, Abu Bakr bore his full share of hardship. Finally when God's permission came to emigrate from Mecca, he was the one chosen by the Prophet to accompany him on the dangerous journey to Medina. In the numerous battles which took place during the life of the Prophet, Abu Bakr was always by his side. Once, he brought all his belongings to the Prophet, who was raising money for the defense of Medina. The Prophet asked "Abu Bakr, what did you leave for your family?" The reply came: "God and His Prophet."
Even before Islam, Abu Bakr was known to be a man of upright character and amiable and compassionate nature. All through his life he was sensitive to human suffering and kind to the poor and helpless. Even though he was wealthy, he lived very simply and spent his money for charity, for freeing slaves and for the cause of Islam. He often spent part of the night in supplication and prayer. He shared with his family a cheerful and affectionate home life.
Such, then, was the man upon whom the burden of leadership fell at the most sensitive period in the history of the Muslims.
As the news of the Prophet's death spread, a number of tribes rebelled and refused to pay Zakat (poor-due), saying that this was due only to the Prophet (peace be on him). At the same time a number of impostors claimed that the prophethood had passed to them after Muhammad and they raised the standard of revolt. To add to all this, two powerful empires, the Eastern Roman and the Persian, also threatened the new-born Islamic state at Medina.
Under these circumstances, many Companions of the Prophet, including Umar, advised Abu Bakr to make concessions to the Zakat evaders, at least for a time. The new Caliph disagreed. He insisted that the Divine Law cannot be divided, that there is no distinction between the obligations of Zakat and Salat (prayer), and that any compromise with the injunctions of God would eventually erode the foundations of Islam. Umar and others were quick to realize their error of judgment. The revolting tribes attacked Medina but the Muslims were prepared. Abu Bakr himself led the charge, forcing them to retreat. He then made a relentless war on the false claimants to prophethood, most of whom submitted and again professed lslam.
The threat from the Roman Empire had actually arisen earlier, during the Prophet's lifetime. The Prophet had organized an army under the command of Usama, the son of a freed slave. The army had not gone far when the Prophet had fallen ill so they stopped. After the death of the Prophet the question was raised whether the army should be sent again or should remain for the defence of Medina. Again Abu Bakr showed a firm determination. He said, "I shall send Usama's army on its way as ordered by the Prophet, even if I am left alone."
The final instructions he gave to Usama prescribed a code of conduct in war which remains unsurpassed to this day. Part of his instructions to the Muslim army were:
"Do not be deserters, nor be guilty of disobedience. Do not kill an old man, a woman or a child. Do not injure date palms and do not cut down fruit trees. Do not slaughter any sheep or cows or camels except for food. You will encounter persons who spend their lives in monasteries. Leave them alone and do not molest them."
Khalid bin Waleed had been chosen by the Prophet (peace be on him) on several occasions to lead Muslim armies. A man of supreme courage and a born leader, his military genius came to full flower during the Caliphate of Abu Bakr. Throughout Abu Bakr's reign Khalid led his troops from one victory to another against the attacking Romans.
Another contribution of Abu Bakr to the cause of Islam was the collection and compilation of the verses of the Qur'an.
Abu Bakr died on 21 Jamadi-al Akhir, 13 A.H. (23 August 634 A.C.), at the age of sixty-three, and was buried by the side of the Holy Prophet (peace be on him). His caliphate had been of a mere twenty-seven months duration. In this brief span, however, Abu Bakr had managed, by the Grace of God, to strengthen and consolidate his community and the state, and to secure the Muslims against the perils which had threatened their existence.
Ahmed Hassan Arwo
16 June, 2017
Laylatul-Qadr is in the last ten nights of Ramadan
"When the (last) ten started, the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) would tighten his izaar (i.e. he stayed away from his wives in order to have more time for worship), spend the whole night awake (in prayer), and wake up his family." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]As we are in the last ten days of Ramadan which includes the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr), we have to reflect on their virtue and spiritual assets. There are many fictions and fabrications in relation to this night specifically and to the last ten days of Ramadan in general. There are stories about surprise encounters of saints and prophets in disguise, mostly as beggars in the most detesting and disgusting shape and clothing. There are others who celebrate the greatness of this night in worldly festive mood with music and dance, similar to the Christmas, and even distribute surprise gifts to children and poor families, in a manner near to that of Father Christmas.
I do not want to indulge myself into innovations and misinterpretation of this glorious night, lest I may distract those of weak hearts from this special night full of Allah's mercy and forgiveness. May Allah make us those who endorse this night in prayer and dikr, as prescribed by Allah and his Messenger. Let us commit ourselves to commemorate this ten nights in accordance to the conduct of the Prophet and his companions.
The following article by one of the greatest scholars of Islam, Sheikh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-Albani (may Allah reward him about his unreserved efforts in spreading the correct principles and practices of Islam), will guide us to the proper way of honouring last ten days of Ramadan, specially how to seek Laylatul-Qadr . The article is posted in its authenticity and entirety, without any change in shape and form from http://www.islamtoday.com/.
How to Seek Laylatul-QadrShaykh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-AlbaniAdapted from "The Night Prayers: Qiyam & Tarawih from works by Muhammad Nasir ud-Deen al-Albani (and other scholars)" Compiled by Muhammad al-Jibali.
Laylat ul-Qadr is the most blessed night. A person who misses it has indeed missed a great amount of good. If a believing person is zealous to obey his Lord and increase the good deeds in his record, he should strive to encounter this night and to pass it in worship and obedience. If this is facilitated for him, all of his previous sins will be forgiven.
It is recommended to make a long Qiyaam prayer during the nights on which Laylat ul-Qadr could fall. This is indicated in many hadeeths, such as the following:
Abu Tharr (radhiallahu `anhu) relates:
"We fasted with Allah's Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) in Ramadaan. He did not lead us (in qiyaam) at all until there were seven (nights of Ramadaan) left. Then he stood with us (that night - in prayer) until one third of the night had passed. He did not pray with us on the sixth. On the fifth night, he prayed with us until half of the night had passed. So we said, 'Allah's Messenger! Wouldn't you pray with us the whole night?' He replied:
'Whoever stands in prayer with the imaam until he (the imaam) concludes the prayer, it is recorded for him that he prayed the whole night.'…" [Recorded by Ibn Abi Shaybah, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmithi (who authenticated it), an-Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, at-Tahawi (in Sharhu Ma`an il-Athar, Ibn Nasr, al-Faryabi, and al-Bayhaqi. Their isnad is authentic.]
[Point of benefit: Abu Dawud mentioned: "I heard Ahmad being asked, 'Do you like for a man to pray with the people or by himself during Ramadan?' He replied, 'Pray with the people' I also heard him say, 'I would prefer for one to pray (qiyaam) with the imaam and to pray witr with him as well, for the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: "When a man prays with the imaam until he concludes, it is recorded that he prayed the rest of that night." [Masaa'il]]
Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu `anhu) narrated that the Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said:
"Whoever stands (in qiyaam) in Laylat ul-Qadr [and it is facilitated for him] out of faith and expectation (of Allah's reward), will have all of his previous sins forgiven." [Al-Bukhari and Muslim; the addition "and it is facilitated for him" is recorded by Ahmad from the report of `Ubaadah Bin as-Samit; it means that he is permitted to be among the sincere worshippers during that blessed night.]
It is also recommended to make extensive supplication on this night. `A'ishah (radhiallahu `anha) reported that she asked Allah's Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam), "O Messenger of Allah! If I knew which night is Laylat ul-Qadr, what should I say during it?" And he instructed her to say:
"Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuh.ibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee - O Allah! You are forgiving, and you love forgiveness. So forgive me." [Recorded by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and at-Tirmithi. Verified to be authentic by Al-Albani]
Abandoning Worldly Pleasures for the Sake of Worship
It is further recommended to spend more time in worship during the nights on which Laylat ul-Qadr is likely to be. This calls for abandoning many worldly pleasures in order to secure the time and thoughts solely for worshipping Allah. `A'ishah (radhiallahu `anha) reported:
And she said:
"Allah's Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) used to exert more (in worship) on the last ten than on other nights." [Muslim]
13 June, 2017
Shalay 11 June 2017, waxaanu Hargeysa ka baxnay 7.30 subaxnimo, waxaanu ahayn wafdi uu hogaaminaayo Murashaxa M/W Kulmiye Muuse Biixi. Waxaa socdaalku ahaa gurmad iyo socdaal Xog raadin ah. Gurmud u jeeda magaalooyinka Wajaale iyo Borama oo shuban biyood ka dilaacay.
1-Isbitaalka Wajaale, waxa nalagu siiyey Xog waran iyo tafaasiil buuxda shubanka oo hadda si haaboon loo mareeyey, tirada dhimashada iyo bukaan socodka cusubina ay aad hoos ugu dhaceen. Waxa maamulku ka cowday leydhka oon line Ku xidhnayn shirkadda ugu dhowina ka dalabtay $2500.00, oo rakibaad ah iyo lacag ay ugu baahan yihiin nadaafadda guud iyo biyo gelin. Waxa kale ooy sheegeen shaqaale Ku meel gaadha oon guno helin.
Murashax Muuse, waxuu bogaadin iyo mahadnaq shaqaale dabadeed uu halkii ugu dhiibay Maamulka isbitaalka Wajaale lacag dhan $22,500. isagoo ku taaktaaksaday sida ay waajib u tahay in wadajir loo gurmado, shacbi iyo xukuumad iyo xisbigeeduba xiliyada adag ee ina soo mara. Waxa iyana halkaas wasaaradda caafimadku ku dhiibtay xooga daawo ah, iyaga oo balan qaaday dawooyin kale oo dhakhso uso gaadhi doona, ooyna marna jirin daawo yaraan, ee ay qorshe dhan fuliyeen oo la xidhiidh baahiyaha daawooyinka ee dalka guud ahaan.
Waxas aad ugu farxay maamulka iyo shaqaalaha oo runtii kaga fal celiyey farxad iyo mahadnaq.Iyoo balan buuxa ku qaaday inay heegan u yihiin u adeega bulshada xaalad kasta oo taagan.
Runtii waxuu ii ahaa aniga socdaal waxqabad, socdaal is qiimeyn ku dhisan runta iyo waaqica jira, iyo hawl wadeeno u guntaday ka midho dhalinta doorashada Madaxtooyadal. Waxay hawlwadeenada iyo haldoorka shacbigu balan qadeen inay Awdal tahay gobal taageero u haya xukuumadda iyo xisbigeeda, ayna ka go'antay xaqiijinta guusha Kulmiye. Dhinaca hogaanku waxuu balan qaaday inay caqabad kasta oo jirta ay xalin doonaan, ayna keeni doonaan qorshe iyo dariiq cad oo min hogaan ilaa xubin xisbiyeed tuulo lagu wado shaqeeyo, hawsha qalbigeednuna tahay isku duubnanta bulshada gobalka iyo maamulka gobalka ee xisbiga, ayna tahay tan lagu rumeyn karo hiigsiga Kulmiye, waxii taageero ah ee dabada ka yimaadaana tahay badhi taar uun. Waa in Gobalku isku tashadaa, oo ay wadajir ku hawl galaan waxii ay hogaanka uga baahdaana diyaar loo yahay taakulo iyo talaba. Wadajirka iyo wadashaqaynta Gobalka ayaa dhalinaysa in isku xidhka maamulka dhexe ee xisbiga iyo Gobaku wuu noqdo mid dhammeys ah oo waxtar ah. Waana taas tan aanu ka soo shaqaynay oon u soo jeexnay tubtii loo hirgelin lahaa.
Guul iyo midnimo.
09 June, 2017
07 June, 2017
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint. [Quran 2:183]
Ramadan is a month of fasting and prayers for the Muslims. The fast consists of total abstinence from food and drink from dawn to dusk. There is, however, a greater significance to fasts than mere abstinence from eating and drinking. The real objective of fasts is to inculcate in man the spirit of abstinence from sins and of cultivation of virtue. Thus the Qur'an declares that the fasts have been prescribed with a view to developing piety in man, as is clear from the verse quoted at the top of this page.
How are the many facets of piety sought to be cultivated through the fasts?
The prime consideration in undertaking fast, as in any act of devotion, is to seek NEARNESS TO GOD and beseech HIS PLEASURE and FORGIVENESS. This itself generates a spirit of piety in man.
The willful creation of the stringent conditions of hunger and thirst for one's own self, simply in obedience to the Divine Order, measures the FAITH of man in God and helps to strengthen it by putting it to a severe test.
Fasting enhances through creation of artificial non-availability, the value of the bounties of God, which man is apt to take for granted in the midst of plentiful availability, and thus inculcates in man a spirit of GRATITUDE and consequent DEVOTION to GOD. Nothing else can bring home to man the worth of God's bounties than a glass of water and a square meal after a day‑long fast. This also reminds man that the real joy in enjoying God's bounties lies in MODERATION and RESTRAINT and not in OVER INDULGENCE.
Fasting makes us deeply conscious of the pangs of hunger and discomfort suffered by the less fortunate among our brethren, who may have to put up with such stringent conditions all through their lives it thus enkindles in man a spirit of SACRIFICE leading to CHARITY towards his suffering brethren.
Fasting affords man an unfailing training in ENDURANCE i.e. a SPIRIT OF. ACCEPTANCE of the inevitable, which could well prepare him to put up with the unchangeable situations in life in the same spirit of RESIGNATION as cultivated during the fasts.
Fasting develops COURAGE, FORTITUDE and a FIGHTING SPIRIT IN man to surmount the heavy odds in life with a cool and tranquil mind. It sharpens his, power of CONCENTRATION to overcome obstacles, through a vigorous exercise all through the month, leading to a steeling of his WILL POWER and RESOLVE, which could help him in trying situations in actual life. It is seen that many an undesirable habit which is found hard to leave, is more easily left off during the days of fasting.
Fasting teaches man RELIANCE on God and CONFIDENCE in HIM in facing the bitter situations in life with the comforting thought that these too, ordained by Him, could well be surmounted through His assistance alone, even as the rigorous state of fasting for a complete month. For, fasting develops the quality of PATIENCE in man, with the realization that, as the days of fasting, though seeming unending do have a successful and, so are all the bitter situations in life. It therefore infuses a spirit of GOOD CHEER, (driving away BITTERNESS and DESPAIR) in his attitude towards life and in his demeanor towards others.
Through quick alternation of the state of plenty and of scarcity, fasting seeks to inculcate in man the right type of attitude in different situations in life of GRATITUDE and THANKSGIVING in plenty and of PATIENCE and FORBEARANCE in difficulty.
Fasting is meant to CONQUER ANGER, not to augment it, and to develop SELF CONTROL in man; for the vigorous effort of willfully putting up with a continued state of hunger and thirst can well be extended to conquer other infirmities of human character that lead man into error and sin.
Fasting inculcates a spirit of TOLERANCE in man to face unpleasant conditions and situations without making his fellow-being the victim of his wrath on account of his adverse conditions, such as deprivation of his basic needs of life, which constitutes the common cause of dissension among men.
Fasting MELLOWS a man and enhances his character, giving jolt to the human instincts of 'PRIDE, HAUGHTINESS, ENVY and AMBITION, for when fasting, a man's energies are too sapped to follow these instincts which are the chief causes of discord and conflict among men.
Fasting exposes the weakness of man in the event of his being deprived of but two of the bounties of God those of food and drink; it thus infuses in him a spirit of MEEKNESS and SUBMISSION, generating HUMILITY and PRAYER in an otherwise arrogant man.
Fasting breathes the spirit of FORGIVENESS in man towards his subordinates, as he himself seeks God's FORGIVENESS through fasts and prayers.
Fasting affords lessons in PUNCTUALITY through man's strict adherence to various time schedules in the observance of fasts and offering of prayers.
Fasting can be made to effect ECONOMY in an individual's life, which can be extended to wider spheres.
Fasting enforces in man rigid DISCIPLINE mental, spiritual and physical a trait of character which forms an essential ingredient to success in human life.
Fasting provides LEISURE, that could he gainfully employed in devotional or intellectual pursuits. The month long duration of fasts creates a proper climate for the SPIRITUAL REFORMATION in man, infusing in him a spirit of enthusiasm and zest to turn over a new leaf an opportunity provided every year.
On the physical side, fasting cleanses the human system of the accumulated impurities of uninterrupted eating throughout the year. It prepares the body for toughness and hardihood to face disease or conditions of scarcity. The rigid abstinence that the fast provides, regulates man's HEALTH, sharpens has INTELLECT, gives spurt to his SPIRITUALLY and enhances the qualities of his HEART. With the cleansing of the human body, it paves the way for its easy and effective rebuilding through meals at the end of the day or after the month is over.
Source: Jamiatul Ulama (Council of Muslim Theologians), Johannesburg, South Africa.