Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Pillar 4: What is the Purpose of Fasting?

Hidden in the linguistic meaning of the word “Ramadan” is a beautiful reminder of why we abstain from food, drink and physical intimacy during the holy month. The Qur’an teaches us that fasting is an act of worship that has been prescribed upon mankind since the dawn of time, but the way we fast during the ninth Islamic month is exclusive to Muslims. Explore the spiritual benefits of the 4th pillar of Islam with Sh. Abdullah Oduro.

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Fellow, Head of Convert Resources | Abdullah Oduro is a first generation Ghanian native that converted to Islam in 1997. He graduated from the College of Islamic Law from the University of AlMadinah in 2007. He conducts public speeches, sermons, lectures, and workshops around the US on Islamic Law, self-improvement, and convert life. He is currently the Imam at the Islamic Center of Coppell and Lewisville in Dallas, TX. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and four children.

Having recently joined Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research as a Scholar, Shaykh Abdullah leads a team providing unique and comprehensive resources for new Muslim converts and institutional convert care.