The main aims of fasting

SHAFAQNA – According to Imam Ali (AS), the main aims of fasting are:

1. To strengthen the belief and determination
2. To build up self-resistance
3. To combat arrogance (as represented by the Satan)

Sources:

Beharul Anwaar
Ayatul Ahkaam, Vol. 1
Qurarul Hekam wa Dorarul Kalam, Vol. 1
Nahjul Balaghah by Dr Shahidi, Sermons 110, 114, 121
Amaali by Sheikh Sadooq, Vol. 2

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