Hadith on Fasting: The Importance of Avoiding 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 1903, narrated by Abu Huraira, emphasizes the importance of avoiding false speech and evil actions during fasting. The Hadith conveys that merely abstaining from food and drink during fasting is not enough if one does not also refrain from engaging in deceitful or harmful speech and actions. It implies that fasting is not only about physical abstinence but also about purifying one’s speech and actions from falsehood and evil. It highlights that Allah does not need a person’s fasting if they do not strive to uphold righteousness and refrain from harmful behavior. The Hadith underscores the significance of sincere and righteous conduct alongside fasting in Islam.