fast for the sake of Allah (swt)

If you spend all day moping around, complaining of this, that and the other thing, are you really fasting purely for the sake of Allah (swt)?  Shouldn’t we be glad to do this for Him?

Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving then times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said, ‘Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.’ for the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk.[Bukhari].

Many people who fast get nothing from their fast except hunger and thirst, and many people who pray at night get nothing from it except wakefulness [Darimi].

Also, on a purely selfish note, if anyone could spare a dua or 2 for me, I would appreciate it.  My asthma was under control this last weekend alhamdulilah, but it usually goes haywire at work.  I really want to make it through Ramadan without missing any fasting, and this looks to be my biggest obstacle.


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