Increasing our Love and Yearning for the Prophet ﷺ through Fasting
Answered by Sayyidi al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Hafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him).
How can we increase in our love and yearning for the Prophet ﷺ through fasting?
We do this by:
Being aware that we are following him in our fasting;
Applying the sunnahs pertaining to fasting which he taught us;
Being aware that this act of worship and the great reward that it entails came to us by means of him. Because of him, Allah concealed for us in this act of worship a reward which only He knows. Allah says in the ḥadīth qudsī that every action has a fixed reward – “except for fasting – it is for Me and I reward accordingly;”
Reading the supplications which he taught us and bestowing prayers and peace upon him throughout our fast.