Siyam is one of the main pillars of Islam. It is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you, as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” (Quran 2:183)
Fasting as is a unique moral and spiritual characteristic of Islam. Literally defined, it means to abstain completely from foods, drinks, sex and smoking, before the break of dawn till sunset, during the entire month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar year.