FASTING IS A SHIELD AGAINST THE FIRE
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
“Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter).
So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife
and should not behave foolishly
and if somebody fights with him or abuses him,
he should tell him twice, ‘I am fasting.”
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) added,
“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allaah than the smell of musk.
(Allaah says about the fasting person),
‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.”
(Bukhari Book #31, Hadith #118)