Fasting is a Protection
Fasting is a protection. You see the people during the war, they wear an armour to protect themselves. Likewise the fasting is the same for the believer, it is an armour to protect them.
If any of you are fasting, don't do evil things, bad things, abstain from desires. Fasting is not only to abstain from food and drink, rather it is to abstain from all evil things i.e., backbiting, evil actions etc. And if someone argues with you then you reply to them saying, 'leave me I am fasting!'
- Shaykh Musa Jibril حفظه الله