Admonition of Ramadan: Allah will not Waste Your deeds
“Ugh, my mouth smells bad.”
“I am shy to talk, my mouth smells awful.”
Such are the things your inner self might say when you realized that your mouth started to smell bad during your fast. You might immediately use the mouthwash to vanish it. Just after that, that you felt more confidence to talk and interact with others.
No need to be shame, Brother! Your bad breath because of fasting, was not to be passed in vain. Although it might be unpleasant to others, but in Allah’s side, it was loved dearly and highly valued.
وَالَّذِى نَفْسِى بِيَدِهِ لَخُلُوفُ فَمِ الصَّائِمِ أَطْيَبُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى مِنْ رِيحِ الْمِسْكِ. متفق عليه
“By Him Who has my soul in His hand, indeed, the bad breath of the fasting person is more fragrant to Allah than the smell of musk.” (Muttafaqun ‘alaih)
Brother! Try to think of it, why does Allah love the bad breath of the fasting person, thus in the Hereafter, the person deserves a great reward? Probably you’ve ever thought that Islam looks unclean. Or you might be upset, why does this religion of yours consider a bad breath as a worship…
The pilgrims look also were made in such way, that they were banned from wearing perfumes and cutting their nails; they also looked sloppy and thus their smells were awfully bad.