Sawm or Fasting

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Every year in the month of Ramada-n, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown--abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations with their spouses.


Those who are disabled and women who are on their period, pregnant, or nursing can stop fasting and gave to make up the number when they aren't sick. Children start to develop, even though some start at an early age.


Fasting is good for people's health because it is a good way to purify the body. By fasting, people focus more on their purpose in life and the presence of God.

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