Fasting in the Full Sense

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Just as you’ve fasted from food and drink, fast from backbiting¹ and sowing discord;² from looking at things [you’re] not allowed to; from listening to things [you’re] not allowed to; from deep hatred [where it’s not allowed] and [from] malice, [as] in the ḥadīth:

One who doesn’t leave false or slanderous speech, acting upon [falsehood], and [acting upon] ignorance, Allāh has no need³ of his giving up his food and drink.⁴

What’s meant by [acting upon] ignorance is committing sins. So let your fast be a perfect, complete fast, without any deficiencies in it.

¹saying true things about a Muslim behind his back that he wouldn’t like said; if false, the sin is even greater (trans.)
²by telling someone what someone else said about him to create a rift between them (trans.)
³meaning: He does not want and is not pleased with; see:من-لم-يدع-قول-الزور-والعمل-به/ (trans.)
⁴Refer to the miraath link in the footnote above and Al-Albānī’s Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Targhīb wa-l-Tarhīb, no. 1079 (trans.)

Source: @m_g_alomari. 14 Apr 21.