Questions tagged [sawm]

Sawm الصوم or Siyam الصيام is the Arabic word for fasting.

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What do I do if I intentionally break my fast?

During the month of Ramadan, I intentionally broke my fast. What should I do to make up for the broken fast?
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Fasting using hunger control pills?

There are some medicine to help dieting that would control the feeling of hunger. Is using those kinds of dieting pills allowed when fasting?
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Is it obligatory to fast during an extended visit to another city?

2:185 The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him ...
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Is there anything special about fasting in the day of mid-Sha'ban?

While I've always known that fasting the day of Mid-Sha'ban is good and special, and tried to do so most times. Recently I've been told that there's nothing special about it! So to ask, is there ...
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Do I have to fast in Ramadan when playing soccer?

I run cross-country and play soccer, unfortunately our training and ramadan coincide heavily this year. Should I fast? or should I not fast on the days I have practice/meets/games? And what are the ...
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Does one need to not consume any alcohol or drugs at least 30 days prior to the 1st day of Ramadan?

I've heard my friends say (with absolutely no source to support it) that in order to fast Ramadan you need to be clean, i.e., not consume any alcohol or drugs at least 30 days prior to 1st day of ...
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What is the purpose of having the concept of fasting in Islam?

In some other religions, believers have fast as a part of their ibadat (worship). In the case of Islam, why do Muslims have fast? What is the purpose of fast from the perspective of Islam? Is it for ...

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