By : Hj Zaharuddin Hj Abd Rahman*
All Muslims are duty-bound to fast during the whole month of Ramadhan based on the evidence from the Quran in Surah al-Baqarah, verses 183 and 185. We must have faith in the hereafter life and thus, to observe the Islamic conduct of our daily life as a preparation for the next eternal destiny.
One must understand that human life has two elements:- the first is the physical body or the outer part of man and the second is the spiritual side i.e. the inner part of man that cannot be physically touched or seen through our bare eyes. The first can be equated to this worldly life. In Islam, the spiritual part is the most important where it will determine ones thought and action in his/her life. Therefore, fasting in Ramadhan will lead to the purification of this crucial element.