Hadith on Fasting: The many virtues of fasting

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every good deed of the son of Adam is multiplied by ten, up to seven hundred times as much. Allah Almighty said: Except for fasting, as it is for me and I will reward it personally. He leaves his desires and his food for my sake. The fasting person will be relieved twice, once at the time of breaking fast and the other when he meets his Lord. The smell of his mouth is more delightful to Allah than the scent of musk.

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Fasting is a shield, so let him not be obscene or foolish.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1795, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1151

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كُلُّ عَمَلِ ابْنِ آدَمَ يُضَاعَفُ الْحَسَنَةُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا إِلَى سَبْعمِائَة ضِعْفٍ قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلَّا الصَّوْمَ فَإِنَّهُ لِي وَأَنَا أَجْزِي بِهِ يَدَعُ شَهْوَتَهُ وَطَعَامَهُ مِنْ أَجْلِي لِلصَّائِمِ فَرْحَتَانِ فَرْحَةٌ عِنْدَ فِطْرِهِ وَفَرْحَةٌ عِنْدَ لِقَاءِ رَبِّهِ وَلَخُلُوفُ فِيهِ أَطْيَبُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ رِيحِ الْمِسْكِ

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