Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification

One of the most important things fasting affords the observer is helping him control or change his or her #habits, the reason be-ing human life is an embodiment of acquired habits.

To change or control a habit is to wage a war on yourself.

If #jihaad is mandatory on every #believer because it is the peak of the es-sence in Islam, and it entails changing habits, the #fasting is the training ground for the inevitable that will occur.

The believer cannot wage a war and hope to defeat an enemy if he or she cannot wage war against his soul.

Thus, the faster is admitted to the compulsory training opened only in #Ramadan, the learn-ing in this school is mandatory and succeeding or scoring high is mandatory, otherwise it is like you never entered. The Prophet (saas) said:

“Many a faster receives naught from his fast except the pain of hunger and thirst.”

If he scores high the reward is guaranteed:

“Three people’s prayers are not rejected-among them -the faster, until he breaks.” (Ibn Hiban)

Now, does a Ramadan fast control one’s habits? Simple, two of the most important habits are food and drink.

An average per-son eats three meals a day, 21 meals a week.

The way the fast is structured, with its basic and drastic alteration of eating hab-its, a faster takes light meals early in the morning and late in the evening.

If the believer can control these two habits, food and drink, it will undoubtedly be easy for him to control other habits, including the habits of smoking, drug abuse and illicit sex.

Do you not see that, if you can control your tongue, hands and all other parts of your body, it will be easy for you to apply the same training for the rest of the year.

Essentials of Ramadan The Month of Fasting