Fasting in Islam (saum)

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. Fasting is fard or obligatory for Muslims in the month of Ramadan. Outside of Ramadan, voluntary or nawafil fasts can be observed on any day of the year except for some prohibited days. Muslims observe fasts for various reasons. Fasting starts at the time of dawn,… read more »

Introduction to Islam

This page was written to provide general information about Islam. This is not a substitute for formal Islamic studies. Moreover, this site neither seeks nor claims to be a religious authority that can give real-world advice.   INTRODUCTION Islam is a monotheistic religion whose adherents are called “Muslims.” The word “Islam,” means “submission (to God)”… read more »