Fasting in the month of Ramadan is ordained on the Muslim believers.Ramadan fasting has not only been spiritually beneficial but it has physical, psychological, social and health benefits. Ramadan is a month of self regulation, process of self purification,truthfulness and self trainings with the hope that this training will last beyond the end of Ramadan. One advantage of fasting is that the poor are given attention and benefits from charity and the faithful practice of the concept of neighbourhood and hospitality. The physiological effect of fasting includes lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity and essential hypertension. Fasting is powerful therapeutic processes that can help people recover from mild to severe health conditions. Our body has a self healing power, in order to activate this power, the stomach must be kept empty, if Ramadan fasting is done properly it can help to recover from most diseases. If persons take care about their dietary patterns, avoid addictions, speak the truth, practice the concept of neighbourhood and hospitality and give charity as prescribed, do regular prayers, they will not only become an ideal human beings, but will certainly be also entitled for Godâs blessing and protection which all of us so desperately need.
Ahmad S, Goel K, Maroof KA, Goel P, Arif M, et al. (2012) Psycho-Social Behaviour and Health Benefits of Islamic Fasting During the Month of Ramadan. J Community Med Health Educ 2:178.
Last date updated on September, 2014