Hadith on Fasting: Fasting is a fortress, shield for believers

Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Fasting is a shield and a fortress among the fortresses of the believer. Every deed is for its companion, but Allah says: Except fasting, as it is for me and I will reward it.

Source: Musnad al-Shāmīyīn 3381

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Suyuti

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الصِّيَامُ جُنَّةٌ وَهُوَ حِصْنٌ مِنْ حُصُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِ وَكُلُّ عَمَلٍ لِصَاحِبِهِ ويقول الله وَالصِّيَامُ لِي وَأَنَا أَجْزِي بِهِ

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