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The Fast belongs to Allah…You are merely the place of its manifestation

“The fast belongs to Allah…You are merely the place of its manifestation.”
-Ibn Arabi

Fasting in Islam removes everything from you, leaves you in a state of annihilliation, and then when all you have left is your fasting, Allah takes that too because it belongs to Him. So what are you left with?

Stillness. Peace. Allah’s Infinite Presence. You become an empty vessel, and Allah fills you with light.

Of all of the actions of worship we can take, fasting is the only one that is a non-action. It is formless, there is no visible aspect of it, and it can only be known by its effects.

These same qualities are possessed of by our Lord. Fasting in Islam by its very nature is the most powerful form of Dhikr or remembrance, because you resonate with your Creator with every aspect of your being: body, heart, soul, and mind. When you are fasting you are in harmony and flow with Allah.

When you fast you manifest Allah’s attributes in your own character, specifically the attribute or name As-Samaad, which is commonly defined as “the eternally Besought, Free from want,”, “the One who feeds but is not fed.” referring to Allahs attribute of uniqueness, because all of creation is in need of sustenance from Him, whereas he sustains all but is not in need of sustenance.

- via Friends of Shaykh Fadhlalla Facebook Group


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