Why Muslims Fast in Ramadan

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Why Muslims Fast (WMF) a project of The Greater Good, was created to raise awareness about why Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan.

Islam is the second largest religion in the world, with close to 1.6 billion followers. You might know a Muslim friend, neighbor, co-worker who is fasting during Ramadan or at least have heard about it.

A common question non-Muslims wonder is “why do Muslims fast in Ramadan?”. There are many reasons behind fasting in Ramadan and this website aims to help you better understand the wisdoms behind this beautiful tradition.


Why Muslims Fast

Revelation of Qur’an
God Consciousness
A pillar of Islam
Improve Personal Character
Realize Blessings of God

Try Fasting

Are you interested in fasting for a day? If so, it’s easy! Follow these simple steps:

1. Wake up before sunrise to eat breakfast

2. During the daylight hours refrain from food, drink, intimate relations with your spouse and bad behavior.

3. At sunset break your fast with a light meal. Islamic tradition is to use dates and water.

We encourage you to share your fasting experience on social media using the hashtag #Ramadan.


How Many People Are Fasting Worldwide


1.6 Billion People


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