Why do Muslims fast?
Fasting in the month of Ramadhaan is one of the five pillars of Islam. When Muslims fast, they stay away from all types of food and drink from dawn until sunset. The purpose of fasting is to gain righteousness. The entire month of Ramadaan has been specially designed to assist a believer in harvesting a bumper crop of fruit, from the tree of righteousness, that he will continue to enjoy long after the blessed month has expired. In short, the month of Ramadhaan comes as a reminder to Muslims to divert back to the way of God and to live life in peace, unity and harmony whilst demonstrating the beautiful character that the Prophet Muhammed displayed.