Hadith on Fasting: Abandoning False Speech and Evil Actions

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 1903
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)”

  • This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari states that if a person does not abandon false speech and wicked deeds during the month of Ramadan while fasting, their fasting will not be accepted by Allah. It implies that fasting is not just abstaining from food and drink but also requires an individual to refrain from committing sinful acts and speaking falsehood. The statement of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) emphasizes the importance of the purity of intentions and actions while fasting in Islam. Therefore, Muslims must be mindful of their behavior and avoid engaging in any sinful activity while fasting. If they fail to do so, their fasting will be void and without any reward.