The darkness of the night is illumination for the heart…
Reference: Madaarij as-Saalikeen – v2, p9 Abu Sulaymaan ad-Daaraanee said about asceticism: It is to leave that which preoccupies you [away] from Allaah.
Asceticism is looking at the world with an eye that [some day] everything will come to pass, and thereby it appears insignificant in your eyes.
[In accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)] it is recommended for the one fasting to eat dates for suhoor and iftaar.
The supplication you make for your parents during the taraaweeh or tahajjud prayer is better by far than you slaughtering 10 camels [in their names].