The Fourth Islam pillar Fasting

by Taylor brown, Brent W, Briana Rountree

Description of The Fourth Pillar fasting aka. Sawm

The fast is an act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a richer perception of God. Fasting is also an exercise in self-control whereby one's sensitivity heightened to the sufferings of the poor. The fast begins with the sighting of the new moon during the month of Ramadan.

Why do Muslims Practice This Pillar

The Muslims practice pillar to seek and to look for forgiveness from God to express their gratitude. Fasting promotes the spirit of unity within the Muslim nation.

When is it performed? How often is it performed?

During the month of Ramadan. Its performed once a year.

Other intersting facts

* Sawm is the most demanding of the 5 pillars.

*Elderly and children are exempt from fast.

* On this day Muslims attend special morning and afternoon prayers.

Make a connection

sometimes people diet on food so they wont eat as much.