The Spiritual and Medical Benefits of Ramadan Fasting

Md. Parwez Ahmad

School of Medicine, Maldives National University, Maldives

Dr. Md. Parwez Ahmad, School of Medicine, Maldives National University, Maldives.

Keywords: Health; Fasting; Ramadan


Ramadan is a time of fasting, reflection, kindness and sacrifice devoted by Muslims around the world. The word “Ramadan” itself is derived from the Arabic word “parched thirst” and “sun-baked ground”. Muslim devotes by fasting in Ramadan express their hunger and thirst felt by them during that period. Many spiritual and medical benefits have been observed [1].

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