Definition of Fasting

 

My ramadan recordWhat does Sawm (fasting) mean?

The meaning of fasting in Arabic is ‘’sawm’’ and ‘’siyam’’. The word “sawm” means “to keep away from something, to restrain oneself, to prevent oneself in Arabic.
As a Fıqh term, it means “to keep away from eating, drinking and conjugal relations (jima) between husband and wife from dawn until the sunset (maghrib) consciously and by seeking a goal.  

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http://yushaevans.com
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http://quran.com
http://www.myot.org.au
http://www.fastramadan.com
http://sunnah.org
http://www.sunniforum.com

 

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