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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 2 of 7)

Fasting for Repentance, to Petition God and for Refuge So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. [Ezra 8:23 (NIV)]. 4.  Evidence of Repentance and Contriteness of Heart. Teshuvah in Hebrew and tauba in Arabic describe … Continue reading

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Fasting: A Personal Exodus into a Private Promised Land

 Fasting: A Spiritual Exodus . . . Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein. And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Fasting for Catharsis, Renewal & Purification

Fasting for Catharsis, Renewal & Purification As for those who avoid the [truly] grave sins and shameful deeds – even though they may sometimes stumble — behold, thy Lord is vast in forgiveness. He is fully aware of you when He brings … Continue reading

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