How to perform Sawm ?
Information About Sawm (Fasting):
Obligatory sawm is performed once a year during the Islamic Hijri Holly month of Ramadan. Muslims perform sawm from dawn (fajr) to sunset (maghrib) everyday starting from first day of month of Ramadan.
Muslims are prohibited from eating, drinking, smoking, and engaging in sexual intercourse from dawn (fajr) to sunset (maghrib).
Sawm is performed to seek nearness to Allah and to sympathize with those less fortunate. Also one must avoid all evil acts such as cursing, lying or anything that is of evil nature.
At the end of sawm period of everyday Muslims end the day with eating and drinking which is called iftar.
At the end of Ramadan Muslims celebrate by performing Eid prayer (Salat Al Eid) at the Masjid.