السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
All perfect praise be to Allah: we praise Him, seek His aid, ask for His guidance, and turn to Him in repentance. We testify that there is no god except for Allah, Alone, with Whom there is no partner; and we testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. We invoke blessing and peace upon the tutor of righteousness to mankind, Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdullah, and upon his family and Companions.
This is a glorious Hadith, according to which, if one endeavors to do the voluntary acts of worship to come close to Allah the Most Merciful. He will love him, grant him proximity, guide his senses, becomes with him, answers his supplication, and gives him refuge from what he fears, and Allah is sufficient for support. Fasting is the dearest deed to Allah Almighty. He says in a Prophetic Hadith: " Every (good) deed of the son of Adam would be multiplied, a good deed receiving a tenfold to seven hundredfold reward. Allah, the Exalted and Majestic, has said: With the exception of fasting, for it is done for Me and I will give a reward for it, for one abandons his passion and food for My sake." [Reported by Muslim]
Whoever fasts a day voluntarily, will attain the highest ranks, and is loved by Allah, the Most Merciful; and to persist on that, brings about reward in abundance, and great help of Allah.
Voluntary fasting is of different kinds:
best voluntary fasting.
(13-15 where the moon is full)
It is narrated on the authority of Ibn Milhan that he said: The Messenger of Allah ordered us to fast the white days of every month, the thirteenth, the fourteenth and the fifteenth, and said in that respect: “(Fasting) those days weigh (in reward fasting) the days of this life time.” [Reported by Abu Dawud]
Good characteristics are means to Paradise
The merit of Suhur (the night meal taken by one intending to fast a short time before dawn)
Some merits and advantages of fasting
The smell coming from the mouth of a fasting person is more pleasant, in the Sight of Allah, than the odor of musk. The Messenger of Allah said: "By Him in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, the smell coming from the mouth of a fasting person will be more pleasant, in the Sight of Allah, on the Day of Judgment, than the odor of musk." [Agreed upon]
He rejoices at the time he breaks his fast. It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him that he said: the Messenger of Allah said: “Every deed of mankind would be multiplied: one good deed by ten likes to seven hundredfold. Allah Exalted and Glorified said: “Except fasting, which is done for My sake, for which I give reward. He who abandons his (sexual) desire and diet for My sake.” No doubt, the fasting person has two pleasures: One at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time of meeting his Lord (on the Day of Judgment). Verily, the smell of his (the fasting person’s) mouth is sweeter, in the sight of Allah, than the odor of musk.” [Reported by Muslim]
Fasting disciplines the soul, trains it to endure hunger and thirst, and habituates it to be patient, and entertain the same sense of our Muslim brothers who are in need.
Transliteration: innama yuwaffa alssabiroona ajrahum bighayri hisabin
Fasting and Qur'an will intercede for the servant on the Day of Judgment
Blessed be who comes close to Allah with the voluntary deeds, whose heart and organs are submissive to Allah Almighty, his reward will be Paradise: how excellent a reward! So, come to the gardens of Paradise with sincerity to Allah, His worship, and closeness to Him. We should care for fasting, i.e. the voluntary fasting, which is the greatest and the most rewarded act of worship.