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 ?
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
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.
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