Fasting isn't a new concept for people adhering to Islam. Food fasting is a common practice in many human cultures, as a part of religious practices. Ramadan is a Hijri month that requires daytime fasting; being one of the five pillars of Islam.
Many studies tout the health benefits of fasting. We now know that when we refrain from giving our bodies food, the body will heal itself.
A red bag of grain droops from his sheathed head as light sweat beads gently run down the ageing face of Hamisi bin Omar, a porter in Kenya’s Swahili port city of Mombasa.
Each year, more than 1.6 billion Muslims all over the world await the announcement of the first day of the holiest month of Ramadan.
"Fast [the month of Ramadan] so that to heal your bodies from diseases," says a Hadith, or saying of the Prophet Mohammad (SAAW).
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It is recommended to break our fast on dates”, as Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to do: “Break your fast by eating dates, if not, do it by water as it is purifying.” (Narrated by Ahmad).
Muslims fast Ramadan for spiritual purification and out of obedience to the orders of Allah SWT. However, the Qur’anic verse number 184 in ...
Ramadan is the month of multiple blessings. It is the time of fasting and of extensive spiritual exercise. It is the time when we change our everyday routine and set a new one: revolving around our religious duties more than around the worldly affairs.
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Allah (all glory be to Him) tells us in the Holy Quran about Ramadan that, “(He wants you) to complete the prescribed period (of fasting), and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.” (Surat Al Baqarah: 2:185).
Fasting is an obligation on Muslims every year in the month of Ramadan. It is also highly recommended to fast intermittently throughout the year, such as three days per month in the middle of the lunar month or on the first nine days of the month of Dhul Hijjah.