Fasting in Islam

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Sawm (Arabic: صوم‎) is one of the most important aspects of Islam. It involves fasting. Fasting is done as prescribed by Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh). In Islamic law, sawm means to not let anything pass your lips (food, water) as well as any sexual acts during daylight hours. When fasting ends depends on what branch of Islam they are part of. Sunni Muslims fast until sunset whereas Shi'a fast until complete darkness.This kind of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

It is where family get together during the month of Ramadan and only it during the night

Ramadan is the month of fasting you need to do fasting if your older then 10 or 10 years old. You can not skip fasting if your healthy, not sick and is not hurt. But if your pregnant then you can skip fasting. You don't need to do fasting everyday,you need to do it most of your time.