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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 4 of 7)

Fasting for Discipline, for Protection against Lust and for Humility Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and … Continue reading

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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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