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

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Is it obligatory for Muslims to observe full day of fasting where days are very long? [duplicate]

Are Muslim required to observe full day of fasting where days (i.e. day light) are significantly longer than regular days in Arabia. I am referring to northern and southern hemisphere where days are ...
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What is the Sunni justification for breaking the fast after sunset instead of after Maghrib?

I've noticed a lot of my Sunni friends being very particular about breaking their fast immediately after it is sunset. As far as i know, it is makruh to wait a long time to break the fast, and that it ...
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Is a Muslim allowed to use a Ventoline inhaler or similar medicine inhaler during Ramadan?

Is it allowed for a patient to use a Ventoline inhaler during the fasting of Ramadan? Notice that the disease is chronic, so an inhaler must be used constantly.
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Does the concession for skipping a Ramadan fast apply only to people who are travelling or to someone who is temporarily not at his residence?

Does the concession for skipping a Ramadan fast and making it up later apply only to people who are actually in the act of travelling or does it also apply to someone who is temporarily not at his ...
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Does nocturnal emission due to wet dreams break fast?

What should person do if during fasting while sleeping experience nocturnal emission.
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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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