Tag: Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisī

The Inner Secrets of Fasting

The Imām, Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisī (رحمه الله) mentioned:1 Know, that in the fast (Ṣawm) is a special quality that is not found in anything else. And that is its close connection to Allāh, such that He says: “The Fast (Ṣawm) is for Me and I will reward it.”2 This connection is enough to show the high status of fasting. Similarly, the Kaʿbah is highly dignified due to its close connection to Him, as occurs in His statement: “And sanctify My House.”3 Indeed, the fast is only virtuous due to two significant concepts: The First: It is a secret and hidden action, thus, no one...

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