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Ahmad, an-Nasa'i, and al-
Baihaqi.
So what are some of the
virtues of fasting during this
month?

( 1 ) To a t t a i n Ta q w a
(Consciousness of Allah)
Allah himself gives us the
greatest virtue of all in fast-
ing this month as he says in
the interpretation of the
meaning:
"O you who believe, fasting
has been prescribed for you
as it has been prescribed
for people before you so
that you will (learn how to)
attain Taqwa"
[al-Baqarah, 2:183]
Attaining consciousness of
Allah is important because
it is only those people pos-
sessing of it that will attain
paradise. Allah says in the