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Sawm
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Definition: Fasting.  As practiced in Islam, this means a complete fast: no food or drink at all during the daylight hours.  Married Muslims refrain from intimacy as well, and all those fasting are to steer away from anger, bad language, and bad deeds.  The fasting person's complete attention is to be on worship and devotion to God.

Pronunciation: sawm • (noun)

Alternate Spellings: siyam

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