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SAWM – صوم


Literally: Abstinence.

Sawm is a form of ibâdah which has to be performed annually, in the month of Ramadhan. One of the Five Pillars of Islam. The outward form of sawm is abstinence from eating and drinking from morning till sunset. The inner state of sawm is the renunciation of all things that Allah has forbidden, directly or indirectly.

(Please refer to the compilation of the Ramadhan)



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