What are the rules of fasting during Ramadan?
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are obliged to abstain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. No food or beverage can be taken after suhur.
That includes taking medication (even if you swallow a pill dry, without drinking any water).
Water can enter the mouth, but not be swallowed, during wudu.
If a fast is broken, it will need to be compensated for by fasting at a later date.
Or they can pay “fidyah”, a religious term for donation of food or money.
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, so all adult Muslims are expected to fast.
It is thought abstaining from these activities will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God.