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Pillar 4: What is the Purpose of Fasting?

Hidden in the linguistic meaning of the word “Ramadan” is a beautiful reminder of why we abstain from food, drink and physical intimacy during the holy month. The Qur’an teaches us that fasting is an act of worship that has been prescribed upon mankind since the dawn of time, but the way we fast during the ninth Islamic month is exclusive to Muslims. Explore the spiritual benefits of the 4th pillar of Islam with Sh. Abdullah Oduro.

October 14, 2020