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Does fasting for the sake of another really impresses gods and goddess and bestow long life?

Tags: relationships, religion & spirituality, impresses gods
Asked by Ginger, 19 Oct '13 01:47 pm
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Fasting earns great reward. We quote the Qudsi Hadith which states; All actions a human being does are his with the exception of fasting which belongs to Me. I reward it accordingly. (Related by Al-Bukhari). This is indeed a great promise. When Allah rewards an action as purely His, then the reward is limitless. It is given by the one whose generosity is not measured by percentage, multiplication or any other measure. It is commensurate only with His glory. It is sufficient to remember here that people normally weigh their actions according to their position. People always think it is unbecoming of a person in my position to do this or to do that. If the reward is given according to Allahs position, then we do not have to think about its extent. We have only to remember that Allahs generosity knows no boundaries. It is useful to mention here that another version of the same Qudsi Hadith may be translated as follows; Fasting belongs to Me and it is Me who rewards it.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 19 Oct '13 01:51 pm

 
  
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We do not know what exactly impresses God. Fasting on certain occasions is part of many religions. It is a sort of sacrifice which perhaps pleases God.
Answered by Francisco, 19 Oct '13 01:52 pm

 
  
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It is a matter of faith, feelings and beliefs.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 19 Oct '13 01:59 pm

 
  
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Simply FASTING (avoiding a meal or certain food during the day) for weeks and months or on special days and not having LASTING love for one's husband or wife or for fellow humans..... is of no meaning.... And I do not believe that such fastings will please God in any manner unless we fast (avoid) from doing evil and unjust things to others in our daily lives..... If we pray and fast day and night, make offerings of gold and silver in temples but do not care for the sufferings of one's wife, husband, children, neighbor or fellow being in need, it is nothing but pretence of love..... When one prays for the well-being of others, he/she should do everything in his/her power to work for the well-being of the other always.... Just empty words and fulfiling some rituals now and then won't do......
Answered by Noel David, 19 Oct '13 02:24 pm

 
  
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Who knows, it is matter of belief.
Talking about Karva Chauth, here is one SMS somebody sent (No offence meant) :
Ek samay ki bat hai, Mata Lakshmi ji ka ULLU unse rooth gaya aur bola, 'Apki sab puja karte hain, mujhe koi nahin puchhta'
Lakshmi ji boli: Ab se har sal meri puja se kuchh din pehle tumhari puja hogi. Us din Ullu puje jayenge.
Tabhi se Diwali ke pehle us din ko KARWA CHAUTH keh kar manaya jata hai
Answered by Lucky, 19 Oct '13 01:59 pm

 
  
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I do not think so.. but if fasting is done regularly for self it will benefit us and give us long life....
Answered by Juliana, 19 Oct '13 01:56 pm

 
  
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Religious fasting is a RITUAL.
It is often just abstaining from food thinking that will earn rewards, either worldly or in after life. People are undertaking a "sacrifice" in return of which they expect something. And some people just change the eating pattern (Feasting at night and fasting during daytime) and claim that is a sacrifice that pleases God. I just cant understand why God wud be pleased by our not eating, He shud be happy with our tummy full, if He loves us!
But fasting with intake of water for shorter periods can be beneficial to health from the medical point of view. Animals do it too. The life energy normally used for digestion can be used for healing. That energy can also put to use for spiritual purpose along with silence, meditation etc.
Answered by Shunmugham, 19 Oct '13 02:05 pm

 
  
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Its self setisfaction
Answered by Shin Chain, 19 Oct '13 02:17 pm

 
  
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No way
Answered by iqbal seth, 19 Oct '13 02:13 pm

 
  
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Long life to whom..the one who is fasting or the one for whom the fasting is meant ??
Answered by MANMAYUR, 19 Oct '13 02:09 pm

 
  
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