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Decreasing ones sexual thirst?

Narrated by Abdullah We were with the Prophet (saws) while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power." SAHIH ALBUKHARI[ Volume: 7, Book: 62, hadith: 4] See more at: http://ummahhelpline.com/qa/238.php Basing on that hadith, which kind of period can one really fast, please give more highlight and explaination on that hadith

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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Dear brother, the first part of the hadith says “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him to lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.)” i.e. if one is unable to control ones physical desire then one should marry if one can do so; because marrying will help one to satisfy ones physical desires and would in turn help one to lower ones gaze and guard ones modesty.

And the second part says “whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power”. I.e. if for any reason one is unable to or has to delay the process of marriage, then one should fast, as fasting diminishes ones sexual thirst. One can fast for one or more days depending up on ones decrease in sexual thirst with each passing fasting day, here it important to note that one has to fast voluntary on consecutive days, like Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday etc. because voluntary fasting continuously is prohibited in Islam, it is also prohibited to fast on Eid-ul-Fitr (1st Shawwal) and Eid-ul-Adha (10th Dhul-Hijja) and on Fridays alone, unless one fasts either a day before (Thursday) or a day after (Saturday) with it. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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