Fasting in one of the five pillars of Islam. It’s a spiritual as well as a physical act. It is done in the month of Ramadan, which is the 9th month, according to the Islamic calendar. The main objective of fasting in Islam is to abstain yourself from Eating, Drinking, intimate Intercourse before the dawn till the time of sunset that is called Maghreb and repeat this act in the whole month of Ramadan. The act like Eating, Drinking, etc. Which can be done at any time in normal days, but in the complete month of Ramadan, these things are forbidden during fasting.
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Fasting is obligatory for all the Muslims who are physically and mentally fit from the time of puberty, which is commonly 14 years, but if the child gets the age of puberty before 14 years so fasting will be obligatory upon him/her. The children with the less age must be encouraged for the fasting and they also must be informed about the benefits of fasting from the age of 7 years, so when the fasting gets obligatory upon them they are determined to fast. Islam has given a lot of facilities to its believers. One theme is this if the person is traveling to somewhere so Islam allows him not to fast, but the journey should be more than 50 miles distance and he/she have to fast as the compensation of that missed fast after the Ramadan.
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Fasting in Islam
Fasting made obligatory because it teaches an individual a lot of things which are as follows.
1. Help the Poor
When the person abstain himself from eating and drinking and his stomach remains empty for the whole day so then he realizes how poor people live their life and his heart gets melted and then he gets determined to help poor as much he can.