Mufti Tariq Masood in a lecture discussed the purpose of fasting in the holy month of Ramazan and talked about people who get nothing from this month. He said many people question that some people pray and fast in the whole month but start evil acts after Eid?
He said that it is because many people don’t spend this month in not the way as we are prescribed to spend this holy month.
He narrated a hadith that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“There may be people who fast and get nothing from their fast except hunger, and there may be those who pray qiyaam and get nothing from their qiyaam but a sleepless night.”
Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1690; classed as saheeh by Ibn Hibbaan, 8/257, and by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 10/83.
Mufti Tariq Masood highlighted that many people fast in the holy month but their income is coming from haram, he said that these people don’t ponder over what is the purpose of why are we fasting?
He said that we restrain ourselves from halal food during Ramadan then how can we do haram acts after this holy month? It is a month to train ourselves to follow the commandments of Allah.