The importance of fasting

2018-06-01 06:00
PHOTO: siphelele nketoMuslim follower Sheik Phiri speaking about fasting.

PHOTO: siphelele nketoMuslim follower Sheik Phiri speaking about fasting.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

ACCORDING to Kokstad motivational speaker and Islam follower, Sheik Phiri, fasting during Ramadan is fruitful.

Phiri shared is thoughts while speaking to the Fever during the Ramadan month.

Muslims started fasting on May 17, and will conclude on June 15, with the aim of getting closer to God.

“According to scientists, fasting makes better insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar levels. Fasting also brings unity and harnesses the spirit of giving,” said Phiri who is also a television presenter and producer on channel 347 (DSTV). During fasting, people abstain from eating food and drinking water from early morning till evening, and also stay away from unlawful activities. Phiri said that during fasting, people need to carry out the sprit of “ubuntu” by speaking good words and helping the needy. The holy Quran which contains amazing stories of Jesus, Abraham and Job was revealed during Ramadan month, according to Phiri.

“Muslim communities pray a lot at night and day to harness their faith and almighty God.” Phiri condemned the terror incident which happened in Durban where Muslim followers were attacked inside the mosque recently. When Muslims conclude Ramadan month, they will hold several celebrations by praying and eating food.

“People will be giving charities to the needy at the end of fasting month,” said Phiri.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.