RAMADHAN FASTING (صوم): A TRUE REJUVENATION OF BODY AND MIND.

  • Muhammad Iqbal Afridi
Keywords: Ramadan, body, mind

Abstract

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the holy month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world. It is not just a religious and spiritual journey but also a potential period of physical and mental rejuvenation. Islam, with over two billion followers, is the second-largest religion globally and projected to outnumber Christians by 2050.1 Abstaining from food and drink from dawn to dusk for a month can bring about significant changes in the body and mind, promoting overall well-being.

Ramadan fasting is a deeply spiritual practice that promotes self-discipline, empathy, and spiritual reflection. It is also a significant cultural and religious tradition that promotes social connection, contributing to mental rejuvenation. It has been associated with improved biochemical parameters and reduced risk of metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and obesity, contributing to physical rejuvenation.2

References

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/muslim-population-by-country
2. Ongsara S, Boonpol S, Prompalad N, Jeenduang N. The Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Biochemical Parameters in Healthy Thai Subjects. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017;11(9):BC14-BC18.
Published
2024-03-30
How to Cite
Afridi, M. I. (2024). RAMADHAN FASTING (صوم): A TRUE REJUVENATION OF BODY AND MIND. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 21(01). Retrieved from https://jpps.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/357