The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. By observing fast, one not only abstains from food and drinks but also from evil doings such as backbiting, lying, cribbing about others, doing extravagance and everything that makes Eeman of a person weak.
There is a lot of preparation done by us before the commencement of Ramadan about how to eat, how to exercise and how to keep oneself hydrated but one of the most important objectives, that is ‘how to pray’ and how to utilize one’s time in order to fulfill the true realization of this month is often left aside.