Fasting in Ramadan is the 3rd pillar of Islamic faith and thus remains obligatory on every Muslim provided that he/she is physically fit and mentally healthy for it. Fasting is one of the best Ibadah that you can perform in Islam. Because;

1. It helps you get closer to Allah Almighty.
2. It protects you from all the wrongdoings.
3. It acts as a guide to stay righteous.
4. It helps you become patient and forgiving.
5. It cleanses your mind, body, and spirit.
6. Allah Almighty rewards with infinite benefits.

The cherry on top, most Muslims prefer travelling to the holy city of Makkah through cheap Ramadan Umrah packages UK and other countries, specifically in this month. As it’s more blessed, rewarding and significant.

Here are some of the rules of fasting in Ramadan.


Fasting during Ramadan is observed from Suhoor to Iftar.
Suhoor is the time of mid-night, just before the Fajar Adhan. During this time Muslims wake up and have a proper meal to support the fast of the coming day. That’s why it remains called as ‘Pre-Dawn Meal’.

Iftar is the time just after Maghrib Adhan at which Muslims break their fast.

In short, fasting in Ramadan is observed throughout the daytime i.e. from dawn to dusk.

Obligation and Exceptions.

Fasting in Ramadan is obligatory for all Muslims. Throughout the whole month, 29-30 days, Muslims should observe fasting on a regular basis. The only exception is for;

• Elderly, ill and differently-abled people who don’t have the tendency to fast.
• Immature children (who have not reached the stage of Adulthood/Puberty).
• Women in a variety of cases.
• Travellers.

Un-intentional Breaking of Fast.

If someone breaks his/her fast by drinking or eating anything unintentionally, the fast is still valid. Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) said about it that; (description) if anybody forgets that he is fasting and eats or drinks, let him complete his fast for it is Allah; who has fed him and given him to drink.

What to avoid?

During the state of fast, a Muslim should abstain from all of the following things;

• Drinking or eating anything during the fasting hours. Even, smoking is prohibited.
Intimacy with Spouse.
• Speaking ill of others i.e. Gossiping.
• Telling lies and abusing others either mentally or physically.

Despite that doing, seeing, hearing anything that remains religiously prohibited or ethically wrong remains prohibited.

Acts that don’t invalidate fasting.

• Bathing, Swimming, making Ablution (wudhu) as long as the water isn’t swallowed.
• Brushing of teeth or using a miswak.
• Use of perfume, eye-lenses or drops.
• Taking injections or giving a blood sample, required for treatment.
• Going to the lavatory.

For specific cases or any confusion, it’s better to consult a religious scholar. However, if you are also going for Umrah through Cheap Umrah Deal from UK in Ramadan, these are the basic fasting rules to abide by.

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