This beautiful hadith is a reminder to you and me of the immense generosity, mercy, kindness, and compassion of our Rabb - Allah (exalted and perfect is He). He instructs us to fast for just 29 or 30 days in a year and as a result of our obedience, faith, and hope in Him, He chooses to overlook and forgive decades of our neglect and sins.

It also teaches us the importance of knowledge, as the correct iman (faith) in Allah and His tenets has to be based on sound and correct knowledge from the Qur’an and Sunnah - hence, a timely motivation for us all to take the necessary steps towards the pursuit of sound Islamic knowledge.