كَمْ مِنْ صَائِمٍ لَيْسَ لَهُ مِنْ صِيَامِهِ إِلاَّ الظَّمَأُ، وَكَمْ مِنْ قَائِمٍ لَيْسَ لَهُ مِنْ قِيَامِهِ إِلاَّ الْعَنَاءُ، حَبَّذَا نَوْمُ الاْكْيَاسِ وَ إِفْطَارُهُمْ۔

There is many a person who fasts whose fast is nothing but just hunger and thirst, and many an offerer of prayers whose prayer is no better than wakefulness and hardship. The sleep as well as the eating and drinking of the intelligent (God-knowing) person is far better.

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There is many a person who fasts whose fast is nothing but just hunger and...

— Imam Ali a.s.
(Nahj al-Balagha — Peak of Eloquence: Hadith #145)

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