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RELIGION QUESTION = some kind of fasting is prescribed in all the religions ,what's the benefits of fasting in terms of spiritual , mental and physical well being ?

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Asked by commonsense, 28 Feb '10 12:26 am
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Fasting in all religions promotes a sense of brotherhood and solidarity. When one goes hungry there is a greater awareness of how our needy and hungry brothers and sisters suffer from want. The very young, the very old and the ailing are however exempt from fasting in all religions.

Islamically speaking, fasting both voluntary and obligatory is an act of worship. Although there may be health benefits, its primary purpose must always be to please Allaah.Whatever healing may occur because of fasting is a blessing from Allaah, however this should not be the intention or the goal of fasting. Fasting gives us a greater ability to control our desires and emotions. Those who fast will receive their reward from Allaah as long as their intentions are pure and their fasting is not harmed or nullified by lying, backbiting, or evil deeds.

Those who observe religious fasting believe they derive a double benefit both physical and spiritual, from the practice.the purpose being a sign of repent ...more
Answered by parul advani, 28 Feb '10 05:20 pm

 
  
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All thing have reason. dont bother in the name of rligion.
Answered by ravisinha, 29 Apr '12 09:51 am

 
  
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Answered by Praveen Kapur, 01 Mar '10 12:27 am

 
  
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Fasting may be defined as a period of complete abstinence from all types of food or just specific food. Contrary to perception that fasting is akin to subjecting the body to austere measures, it may turn out to be a good treat for the body. What is perhaps a rare phenomenon with humans is rather second nature to animals, who instinctively avoid food to ease pain, discomfort or disease.
Some medical Benefits are :
1) During the initial days of a fast, usually the toughest phase, large quantities of waste flood the blood stream, ready to be flushed out.

2)Fasting cleanse process , cleans the body off fat, diseased cells, and mucus.

3)Fasting removes toxins accumulated in the cells . Diseased cells, dead cells, thickened coating of mucus on the intestinal wall, waste from - blood stream, liver, spleen, and kidney make an exit from the body.

4)Fasting is a blessing to overcome addictions.
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Answered by Mohammed asim nehal, 28 Feb '10 03:53 pm

 
  
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During the month of Ramadan, the believers learn to curb their desires and check them against transgression, extravagance, and the yielding to the lower desires, all of which degenerate man and bring him to the pit of self-destruction and annihilation. Fast fosters a strong will, teaches patience and self-discipline, the ability to bear hardship and tolerate hunger and thirst. In short, it brings about a clear victory over one's illicit desires and selfish impulses. It regulates and systemizes the energies of instincts. It trains the body to submit to lofty spiritual impulses. It safeguards the body's health by protecting it against extravagance. It grants its organs a respite so that they may be ready to resume their activities. As medical science has proved, it is a medicine for many bodily and nervous ailments. It is a moral education, a nourishment of supreme virtues. It teaches the believer to abandon vices, to control emotions and instincts, to curb the tongue against saying what ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 28 Feb '10 02:46 pm

 
  
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Due to my limited knowledge of other religions, I can answer this question only according to my traditional Indian faith. All such sacrifices (including fasting) are recommended by God because they nourish the demi-gods (devatas, who personify the various forces of Nature that control the universe). As per command of God, these demigods, being pleased by sacrifices, will also please you, and thus, by cooperation between men and demigods, prosperity will reign for all." (Bhagwad Geeta 3 / 10, 11)
Answered by Vikram, 28 Feb '10 09:59 am

 
  
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FASTING AND PRAYER

Thus says the LORD,
Is this not the fast which I choose,
To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
And bring the homeless poor into the house; ...more
Answered by love God, 28 Feb '10 05:10 am

 
  
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It helps to maintain the BMR (Basal metabolic rate) for some period - it btings a balance in our metabolism and thus help to control the velocity of blodd and the pathway - thus BP - Sugar level - Cholesterol level remain in limit.
Answered by Musfer pahanchode, 28 Feb '10 12:36 am

 
  
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..all religions? Zoroastrianism does not have fasting, and i am not sure that they miss it.
Answered by M H Kisan, 28 Feb '10 12:34 am

 
  
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Cleanses your body for healthier mind
Answered by gurpreet, 28 Feb '10 12:30 am

 
  
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