Ramadan is the month of fasting for Muslims. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. While fasting during Ramadan, the individual refrains from eating and drinking and practices continence.
Fasting during Ramadhan. What happens to our bodies?
During the first couple of days of fasting, both blood sugar levels and blood pressure drop. The body starts the cleansing process. The first few days are the hardest as they are usually accompanied by headaches, dizziness, nausea, and intense hunger.
The body becomes accustomed to the fasting schedule and the digestive system is able to rest. The digestive system focuses its energy on cleansing the body and healing the cells. During this stage the organs start their repair process.
Energy levels will have increased, your mind is able to concentrate better and a feeling of wellness overtakes you. During this stage, the colon, liver, kidney, lungs, and skin are detoxing by eliminating toxins.
The last ten days of fasting your body has become more energetic, your memory and concentration has improved. The organs are finishing up their healing process. Once all your toxins are removed the body is able to function on full potential.
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward.” [Ahmad, at-Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan, Saheeh
Narrated Abu Huraira(r.a): The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:”… whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Imam Bukhari).