Fasting and Beyond: The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting


As Ramadan is drawing near, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from my followers on how to stay healthy and fit during Ramadan. While this is a great question and one I plan on and am excited to answer, I want to first focus on the benefits of fasting. We must first understand what fasting actually is and does, before we can develop our knowledge on how to fast. If you think about it, fasting is a very basic and natural concept; we fast every night while we sleep. Our bodies are designed to fast. Intermittent fasting, is a period of abstaining from food, and sometimes drink, for certain periods throughout the day. The fasting usually lasts somewhere between 12-24 hours. As Muslims, our fasting consists of complete abstinence from food and drink from dusk until dawn. The benefits of fasting are bountiful and reach far beyond the…

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Do Not Be Sad…

Striving Muslimah

Do Not Be Sad, O My Sister!


If you are sad because of a sin or an act of
disobedience which you have committed, meditate
on the words of your Lord who is more merciful to
you than yourself.

He says, :-Say, “O ‘Ibâdî (My
slaves) who have transgressed against themselves
(by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of
the Mercy of Allâh, verily, Allâh forgives all sins.
Truly He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
[Surat Az-Zumar: 53]

If your sadness is due to oppression directed
towards you by a relative or another one, Allah has
promised you His help and threatened your
oppressor by disappointment and humiliation.

Allah Almighty says, :-And Allâh likes not the Zâlimûn
(polytheists and wrong-doers).
[Surat Al-‘Imrân: 140]

If your sadness is due to poverty and privation, be
patient and rejoice as Allah

Almighty says, :-And
certainly, We shall test you with something…

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