Shaykh 'Abdu-Razzāq al-Badr:
It is recommended for a fasting person to frequently remember Allah while fasting so as to excel in his fasting.
In a Ḥadīth which some scholars deem authentic, the Prophet ﷺ was asked about a number of religious observances; among which was fasting. It was said to him: Which fasting person attains the most reward? He ﷺ replied: "Those who engage in the remembrance of Allah the most".
Imām Ibn al-Qayyim, in his book al-Wābil-us-Sayyib, derived a beneficial principle from this Ḥadīth that pertains to all acts of worship: The person who attains the most reward in any form of worship is he who engages in the remembrance of Allah the most while in that worship.
Originally published on May 29, 2018