By Saima Iqbal
As the fourth pillar of Islam fasting is mostly observed during the month of Ramadan. Although technically you can fast at various other times of the year too, the month of Ramadan is the most well known for it. Fasting is a means of abstaining from not only food and drink but also putting in more effort in following the teachings of Islam.
As well as the spiritual benefits of fasting, there are also many other benefits that can be gained from fasting.