‘SAWM’ is an Arabic word. ‘Sawm’ means self control,to refrain from eating and drinking some other activities from dawn to dusk. Sawm its called ‘Roza’ Sura Baqar,Atat 183, Allah says ‘O’ believers, Sawm is made compulsory upon you.
The basic aim of Sawm is to attain Taqwa. Taqwa means to fear Allah. Sawm plays a significant role in building an ideal society and high moral character. Sawm creates sympathy and compassion to others.
Rasul (s.) said: Swam is called the Shield of self defense. Keeping fast or Roza requires lot of patience. The month of Ramadan is also called the month of patience. Swam is submission to Allah.
Allah alone will give its reward. Allah saysঃ’ Sawm is only for Me & I Myself will give its reward’. There are two happy moments for the performers of Sawm – One at the time of Iftar and another when we meet Allah in Jannat. So the Importance and significance of Sawn is unbounded or unlimited.
# Mohammed Shajaman (Arju) : Head of Branch Premier Leasing & Finance Ltd, Chattogram.