“Everything has a zakat (tax), and
the zakat of the body is fasting.”

—Hadith of the Prophet

So that it is
doing without that is
giving out,
letting go that is
letting something or
someone else grow.
Mountains erode,
seas evaporate, one
creature is food for
another in the
chain of give and

Sky gives
rain to earth and
plants arise. Plants give
oxygen to
air and we

There’s a
principle here
so essential it
can’t be named.

Our eating during
nighttime hours is a
replenishing of body for the
daytime of
doing without, and
giving out.