In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful. May Allah’s blessings and peace be upon His Beloved Messenger, his folk, and companions
Ramadan isn’t the “Month of Fasting…” It is a month of seeking closeness to Allah. Fasting is a means. Prayer is a means. Zakat is a means. Reciting the Qur’an is a means. Taqwa is a means. Thankfulness is a means. Guidance and actions are means. The purpose is Allah, and Allah alone.
Allah Most High tells us of this powerfully, “All the actions of people are for them, except for fasting. Fasting is for Me and it is I who reward it.” [Bukhari]
Spiritually, the purpose of fasting is closeness to God. After the verses dealing with fasting and the month of Ramadan, Allah Most High makes this purpose clear: “If My servants ask you about Me, then I am indeed near. I answer the call of those who call upon Me when they call. So let them heed My calls and let them truly believe in Me–in order that they become rightly guided.” [Qur’an, 2.186]
الحمد لله رب العالمين ، الرحمن الرحيم ، مالك يوم الدين ، لا إله إلا الله يفعل ما يريد ، اللهم أنت الله ، لا إله أنت الغني ونحن الفقراء