Hey, readers Ramadan Kareem to all!
I am going to share with you some pieces of information about Ramadan.
Do you know who must fast in Ramadan?
Allah (SWT) has made fasting obligatory in the holy month of Ramadan for every sound mind and healthy Muslim.
There is a great reward with Allah (SWT) for fasting. Rasool Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Every action of the son of Adam is multiplied, each good deed receiving tenfold to seven hundredfold rewards. Allah (SWT) said, ‘Except for fasting, for it is done for Me and I will give a reward for it, for he gives up his desire and food for My sake.’” (Narrated by Muslim, al-Siyam)
Though there are numerous benefits and significance of the month of Ramadan. Here are some important facts about Ramadan that everyone should know!
Allah (SWT) has made fasting this month the fourth pillar of Islam, as He says: “The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So, whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e., is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month…” [al-Baqarah 2:185]. Allah says: “Verily, we have sent it (this Quran) down in the Night of Al-Qadr (Decree).” [al-Qadr 97:1]
About Health benefits, psychological impact and scientific facts about Ramadan
Protection from obesity: Fasting throughout this holy month may help to reduce obesity, as Ramadan fasting requires abstaining from the consumption of food and water between sunrise and sunset.
Lowering cholesterol level: As Ramadan Fasting stimulates the lipid profile, it lowers blood cholesterol and reduces the chances of heart attacks and strokes
Prevents cancer: Much research has been released in the last few years suggesting that Ramadan Fasting can lower health risk factors. According to the study, this could be attributed to reduced glucose synthesis in the blood, balanced nutritional intake, and increased generation of tumour-killing cells. (Why Does the Middle East Have the Lowest Cancer Rates in the World – Dr Berg) check on YouTube
Autophagy: Many of us don’t know what is autophagy. But in Ramadan, when we fast, our bodies do autophagy. Autophagy means self-eating. This is a mechanism of the body in which when we are on a fast for a long time, our body eats the harmful cells of the body which can become the cause of cancer in the future. You can read about it in more detail here.