Islamic concepts

Ṣawm صوم — fasting; self-control over physical urges

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Every day during the month of Ramaḍān, from the fajr adhān to sunset, Muslims strengthen their willpower by abstaining from physical urges:

  • no food
  • no drink
  • no sexual activity

Maintaining Ṣawm during Ramaḍān is the fourth Pillar of Islam.

is willpower taqwá? brings Taqwa, awareness of how spoiled we are, awareness of world hunger . ach Muslims patience and self-control, and to remind them of the less fortunate in the world.


Children before the onset of puberty

they should donate the amount of a normal person's diet for each day missed if they are financially capable.