Fasting teaches sympathy for the hungry

FASTING TEACHES SYMPATHY FOR THE HUNGRY

Fasting is the only method whereby the pangs of hunger, the ever present companion of the poor, are experienced by the rich. Thus, this experience kindles a spirit of kindness towards the poor and distressed. It also gives rise to the thought of how people will fare on the day of Resurrection, when the greatest urge of hunger and thirst will be felt.