"O you who believe, fasting is prescribed on you as it was on those before you, that you may (gain) Taqwa (self-restraint)." (The Quran 2:183).
الصوم The Fast
الصائم Fasting person
شهر الصيام The month of fasting (The month of Ramadhan mainly but there are also other months and days recommended to fast).
There are numerous benefits in fasting for the Muslim as well as for the non-Muslim, spiritual and physical.
Fasting is one of the main pillars of Islam and It has been an integral part of all major religions.
A study has found that fasting helps in combating the spread of tumors and even cured some cancers.