Swawm – Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam. It is an act of Ibadah.
The fast of Ramadan becomes obligatory when thirty days of the preceding
Month, Sha’ban, are past, or with the seeing of the new moon of Ramadan.
During Ramadan, all adult healthy Muslims are obliged to fast from dawn to sunset.
Fasting means to keep oneself back from eating, drinking and conjugal relations.
Fasting is not incumbent upon the sick, the traveller, the very old and very young and
Women who are pregnant or have infant children to feed. But the sick and the traveller should make up the days they have missed, when they are able to do so.