Fasting (Sawm) The third Pillar of Islam is to abstain from food and drink, as well as smoking and sex, between sunrise and sunset during the month of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar.What is the importance of fasting in Islam?
Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam. Fasting purifies a Muslim’s body and soul. Fasting trains Muslims on how to be patient. Fasting teaches Muslims self-discipline and self-control. Fasting gets Muslims closer to God (Allah the Almighty).What is fasting (sawm)?
Fasting (Sawm) in its essence is the refrainment of food and drink for a certain period of time. Fasting is not only done by Muslims. In fact, religions all over the world practice it although the terms and conditions vary considerably. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Arabic term for fasting is Sawm.What is the 4th pillar of Islam?
Fasting (in Arabic: صوم - Sawm) in Ramadhan, the 9th month of the Islamic calender, is the 4th Pillar of Islam. Fasting during Ramadan is an obligation upon every Muslim, over the age of puberty, having the ability to performing it. Allah says (سبحانه و تعالى):