Is Fasting During Ramadan Month A Health Risk?

Being motivational speaker and health and beauty specialist, many of my muslim clients and students used to ask me effects of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. As Ramadan 2019 in USA is about to begin so, I have decided to write this detailed post for everyone who relates fasting during Ramadan month as a risk to health.

Ramadan month
The Holy Month of Ramadan

During the dates of Ramadan, which vary each year, Muslims have the opportunity to fulfill one of the five indispensable pillars of Islam: fasting or ‘sawn’ . This practice gives them the ability to purify themselves as people while they learn the values ​​of patience and willpower, which in the end will serve them for a much more complete self-knowledge. The rest of the fundamental pillars that make up Islamism are: the profession of faith, prayer, Zakah and the famous pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in life.

In a more detailed way, the strict fulfillment of Ramadan provides :

  • A clear religious will
  • A sanitary purifying function of the body.
  • The strengthening of the will.
  • Increase of the moral and ethical sensation, by checking in first person what a person feels without resources to acquire food.

As of puberty, all Muslims with a state of optimal health are called to perform Ramadan. Therefore, it is a mandatory practice , although there are a number of exceptions : women who have the period or who have not overcome the consequences of a birth may not do so, as long as they end up compensating the days not made during other stages of the birth. year. Something that also happens in the same way with those sick people or who are traveling .

One of the problems that arise with globalization lies in the democratization of certain behaviors and lifestyles , a fact that has meant that many people suffer from the typical diseases of advanced societies (stress, diabetes, problems related to the heart, etc.). ) in the very heart of Islamism. This means that diseases that once seemed eradicated in most Muslim countries today are, unfortunately, very present. Something that also happens due to the growing demand and intensity in most jobs today.

Thus, the risk of practicing Ramadan suffering from any of these ailments or diseases is quite high. In some countries, such as Turkey, the practice of fasting is not mandatorily legislated by the government, something that gives their citizens a greater room for maneuver. But what happens in Muslim countries where it is mandatory? It is at this point where most of the discussions that try to adapt the practice of Ramadan to a more modern world like the present one are centered .

The debate is served. Meanwhile, millions of Muslims are called every year to practice holy Ramadan above all things.

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