Surprise a little girl with a lovely colorful dress for Eid, and watch as her smile grows from cheek to cheek and her eyes sparkle with excitement. Oh, how great it would feel to be the reason for the happiness of a little girl who has witnessed much hardship and struggle at her very young age, it's priceless!
Fasting helps us develop a strong personality and character. Not giving in to the temptation of having a sip of cold water even when no one is around really says volumes about a person's self control. It instills other great qualities in us such as patience, will power and determination, which we need in our lives and fasting helps us in getting the hang of them. And don't forget fasting instills humility in us by giving us a feeling of deprivation which normally the affluent ones never face. We learn that life isn't always perfect, not for,any of us anyway, and that leads us to developing another gigantic characteristic: generosity. We learn to give because we learn exactly how it feels to have nothing.
Often we struggle to keep ourselves from feeling greater or more important than others, and such feelings of superiority can be due to many reasons. The problem however, is that arrogance is a characteristic which belongs to Iblees hence its is incumbent upon us to learn how to overcome it and attain humility. Read this article to find out how this can be achieved.