FASTING IS A SHIELD AGAINST THE FIRE
On the authority of Othmaan ibn Abi Aas (ra) that he said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم)saying’: “Sawm (fasting) is a shield (protection) from the fire just like the shield of one of you (protects you) in battle.” Narrated by Nisaa’i (2231), Ibn Maajah, Ahmad, Ibn Hibbaan and Ibn Abi Shaybah
On the authority of jaabir ibn Abdillah (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
“Our Rabb said: Fasting is a shield (Junnah) the servant seeks to shield himself with it from the Naar (fire) and it (fasting) is for me, and I will reward/recompense for it.” Narrated by Ahmad (14724) with a sanad (chain) which is Jayyid (good) and also narrated by Al Bayhaqi.
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)
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.’
Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins.
If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am fasting.’
By Him in Whose Hands my soul is’ The unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk.
There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.”
(Bukhari Book #31, Hadith #128)