When fasting, you moved beyond your body… began living the concerns of your soul. You have made the intention to fast… You put your bodily priorities on hold; prioritized your heart… You are in hurry to save your soul.
The bodily veil over your soul is thinning and thinning. Your frame is melting as the transparency of your heart emerges… Your soul gets closer to the revelation, which is the real Ruh. Revelation is the “Ruh-ul Quddus”; it is a “pure smell”, a sacred smell… As you cut off food and drink, your soul touches that smell, meets that smell once again, returns to its origin…
This is why Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an, prioritizing this smell of revelation; it is a celebration of revelation. Qur’an is revealed anew to those who are fasting. The Qur’anic verse “The month of Ramadan, in which the Qur’an is revealed” applies to all of us, here and now… If you don’t adjust your intellect to become the receptor of the Qur’an, you cannot fast… and you will miss the unequaled benefits of fasting.
By Senai Demirci
(translated by Nur team)