The social benefits of fasting.

Question: Does fasting have any social benefits?

Response: Yes, it has social benefits. From them is the feeling people have that they are one nation eating at one time and fasting at one time. The wealthy one is cognizant of Allaah’s blessings and is sympathetic to the poor. Fasting lessens shaytaan’s treachery to the son of Aadam. In fasting there is piety of Allaah, and piety of Allaah strengthens the bonds between the individuals of the community.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 37, Fatwa No.10;
Fiqh al-‘Ibaadaat libni ‘Uthaymeen – Page 170.

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