What is the Sawm?

Sawm is an Arabic word that means fasting. Sawm; per Islam teachings and Quran; is to stop eating, drinking, smoking, and practicing sex from dawn to sunset. It is one of the five Islam pillars to fast during the month of Ramadan (except for some people on certain conditions) and voluntarily to fast other days of the year.

Swam is a period of fasting. For followers of Islam, fasting is required during daylight hours during the holy month of Ramadan.

The Sawm is one of the Pillars of Islam. It states that Muslims need to fast from sunrise to sunset during the Ramadan (9th month of the Muslim calendar).