Ramadan and the Health Effects of Fasting

Ramadan is one of the 5 basic pillars of Islam. During the holy month of Ramadan of the Arabic calendar, Muslims all over the World celebrate fasting from Dawn to Dusk. Naturally common folks may subjectively conclude that the effect of long hours of starvation may be harmful for the body. What Prophet Mohammad (Sallillahu Alaihe wasallam) knew 1400 years ago Scientists in the modern era through sophisticated research are finding out the benefits of fasting.

Professor Dr Raqibul Anwar here discuses the benefit in general as well the effect of fasting on human body. He emphasises on the importance of healthy diet, avoidance of over eating and how to manage colonic, rectal and anal condition during Ramadan.

Of course, if you are unwell, have a chronic or terminal illness, or as a woman are either pregnant or menstruating, then you are exempt from fasting during Ramadan.