can anyone tell me?
Although i really dont reply to your posts bu ti think this is an important question.
Allah says in the quran 2 v 183 like Egbo olabs highlighted "Fasting has been prescribed unto you as it was prescribed to those before you in order for you to attain piety
The boldened is the objective of fasting. Why is it in the month of Ramdhan Allah goes furhter in following verses to say "Sharh ramadhan aledhi unzila fiy quran , . . . . " The month of ramdhan that we revealed the quran a guidance for mankind and a criterion "
We abstain from food and water in this month from dawn to dusk , increase our worship and try to improve our personal relationship with the most High and hope our piety and God conciousness will increase by the end of the month to last us for another 12 months when we have to recharge our batery.
It is not fruitless and it is not less meannful excercise. Your statement was leading me to believe that you are comparing it to something similar which you think is of greater value. If this is the case, could you tell us what is that thing excatly with a little backdrop?
Now to the topic; the essence of Ramadhan is in itself on the pages of the Quran. It is Primarily a command to "believers; Muslims" by Allah the God Lord Creator! In Surah Baqarah, Verses 183 through 188 give you that fasting is commanded on the presnt group of believers (Muslims of Muhammad (AS)), as it was commanded on previous groups of Muslims (Under each Messenger/Prophet; examples were the brands of Muslims under Moses, Jesus (AS)), so that they attain taqwa; Piety of Allah, Then ramadhan fasting month is mentioned by name to identified the unifying and compulsory fast period as prescribed, differently from the voluntary always solitary fast; Sunnah fasts; Mondays and Thursday of every week, the first three days of new moon and or the 3 days of the full moon, the days of the month of hajj, day of Arafat, a day before Ashura or after it, it the day of Ashura itself (in honor of Moses). There are still others.
Then the process of fasting when to begin and end it, daily and what to and what not to do during the fasting hours, and when to end the fasting month long, all of these, etc are stated very clearly. You can get ahadith to explain better. Get tafsir of the verses, too.