Rewards And Punishments Related To Fasting

Bismillah, ar-Rahman ar-Rahim. What is the reward for fasting? Fasting has many rewards for first of all, for many people, the reward may be small, depending on the intention of a person, depending on how they fasted. So some people are the fasting has nothing. It is only a hunger and thirst. It is nothing because they have been sinning all through the day with eyes and ears and they have committed all the sins during the day with their tongue and hands.Fasting is only hunger and thirst for them, and there is no reward in the hereafter.

For some, the reward is much greater and that could be, in terms of their sins been forgiven. For some, they will be rewarded something grand, just not forgiveness, but also that they may be rewarded with some knowledge or some special blessing or some special attribute they will acquire in this month.

For some it is much higher, they actually go into the next rank. They, Iman has many ranks and they improve their Iman. And from Iman, they go into the status of taqwa, you know, piety. And then from there they go into the status of certainty. So every month of Ramadan, every year when Ramadan the month of Ramadan comes, many people improve and they go into the next stage of Imane or they go into the next stage of piety for some day. they pray very hard and they achieve a prayer. For example, they ask for martyrdom or I don't know for special knowledge. And others, in a hadith al-Qudsi Allah, Subhana wa Ta'ala, says "As-Sawm uliwana ujzi bih". Fasting is for me and I will reward for it, meaning only I will reward my servant. And some say ujiza, I am the reward.

So some people are so blessed that they actually achieve, they attain the ma'rifat of Allah, Subhana wa Ta'ala. They actually attain proximity to Allah, Subhana wa Ta'ala, the Jawar Allah, Subhana wa Ta'ala, where they become extremely close to the Almighty, where they spend 30 nights with Allah meaning that they leave the world and they become so close that actually they have become so used to of Allah, Subhana wa Ta'ala, that they are actually after even the month of Ramadan has gone, they enjoy being with Allah like in the prayers or in a recitation of Qur'an or reading a dua they they enjoy those moments that they and they become so attached that even after the month of Ramadan has ended, they want to fast, they want to pray and they continue doing those things in a different way, in a different manner.

But unlike other people, when it comes everyone, God forbid, go back to their old routines and some people don't. Their routine has not improved. They may not be fasting, but they don't sin even after the month of Ramadan. So it all depends on an individual what they attain and but the people who do not fast they that's a great sin. And if a person intentionally dismiss it, then the punishment is that the hereafter and the grave and so many other things that are mentioned in terms of the punishments in this world and the hereafter for the people who intentionally do not fast.

I do not wish to mention some real traditions, but the consequences for the people who miss prayers and fasting are severe and both in this world and the hereafter. When a person is leaving the world, they will be in pain and in the hereafter the grave will not have any light. And the people who intentionally do and they will be raised, for example, hungry and thirsty, who intentionally do not fast. So the penalty is if you accidentally miss the fast the penalty is that you just make up the fast because of either traveling or because of illness or because of pregnancy, because of many other reasons genuine reasons, you just make up the fast later on.

So if you miss ten, two, three, four, whatever you missed, you make up later. And the people who intentionally leave out fasting, they have to make up 60 plus one, meaning. So for every fast, they missed they have to make that up and they also have to either feed 60 people, or fast for 60 consecutive days. Thirty one to continuously. Then they can have a break and then complete the twenty nine after that. So. Making up all of those fast is is an incumbent, so it is a must.

Thank you for listening.