Swam or Fasting

Editor: Jose Aguayo

Annually, all Muslims keep themselves away from food, drinks, and sexual relations with their partner, in the month of Ramada-a.


Those Muslims that cannot follow the tradition when it is happening, may make it up later in the year if they are able to. Everyone starts fasting while in puberty, but many started before that.


Fasting is beneficial to health, but the Islam use more as a way to show purity and self-restrain. The main point of fasting is to put everything else aside and just focus on god and life. In the
Qur'an the Islamic god states that "O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may learn self-restraint." (Qur'an 2:183).