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The Holy month of Ramadhan is upon us; this is the month in which Allah (SWT) has commanded us to fast from before dawn until after dusk. However fasting is not just abstaining from food and drink, but rather the main purpose of fasting is to gain ‘self restraint’/righteouness as is stated in the holy Qur’an:
“O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may observe self restraint/righteousness (al-Taqwa).” 

Surah 2-Baqarah, verse 183
During this blessed month of Ramadhan lets challenge ourselves to practice self restraint by striving to do the following and more:
Whole body fasting. 

Fast with your ears:

Do not listen to anything bad such as gossip, music, useless talk, etc.

Fast with your eyes:

Do not look at anything wrong.

Fast with your tongue:

Do not say anything false, or anything that hurts others.

Always speak the truth.

Fast with your hands:

Do not do anything that is wrong/forbidden. 

Use your hands to do good actions such as helping others.

Fast with your legs:

Do not go anywhere where sins can be committed.

Walk on the right path

Whole body fasting. 

Try to recite Qur’an everyday/regularly; learn from the Qur’an and Ahlul Bayt (A.S.).

Strive to perform the 5 daily prayers on time.

Help the needy/poor/orphans physically or through monetary donations.

Recite supplications (dua’a) regularly; maintain conversation with Allah (SWT).

Pray for Imam Mahdi (AJTF) and converse with him frequently.

Strive to control your temper.

Pray for our brothers and sisters around the world.

Stand up/speak up against any oppression.

Reflect on your daily actions before going to sleep, and take account of them so that you can improve the next day and throughout the month.

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