SHAFAQNA – In Ayahs 45 and 153 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) said: “Seek help through patience and Salaat.” It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: The patience refers to fasting. When a person faces severe difficulty or hardship; fast, because Allah (SWT) said: Seek help through patience; meaning through fasting .
 Tafseer Qomi, Vol. 1, page 46; Tafseer Ayyashi, Vol. 1, page 44, Hadith 41; Tafseer Noor-ul-Thaqalayne, Vol. 1, Page 76, Hadith 182.