Fasting can come under two main categories in Islam: voluntary fasting, and compulsory fasting. Voluntary fasts are a highly rewardable and beneficial act of worship, and if you would like to explore our posts on fasting in general, you will find those here.
Under the 5 pillars of Islam, sawm refers to the compulsory fasts, more commonly known as the 30 day month of Ramadan. This is a beautiful topic to explore, and is one of the most favourite times of year for practicing Muslims all over the world.
Learn more about Ramadan here.