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that the Prophet, upon
whom be peace, said:
"Allah does not need the
fast of one who does not
abandon false speech or
acting according to his false
speech." (Bukhari)
Also the Prophet (sa) is re-
ported to have said:
"Perhaps a fasting person
will get nothing from his fast
save hunger, and perhaps
the one who stands to pray
at night will get nothing from
his standing except sleep-
lessness." (Bukhari)
So thus spend the fasting
time engaging in that which
is righteous and beneficial.