Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Pillar 4: When Do Muslims Fast?

Fasting during Ramadan begins from sun-up until sunset. Throughout the day, Muslims must abstain from eating, drinking and physical intimacy. When does this holy month commence? Sh. Abdullah Oduro explains different methods that determine the first day of fasting and gives advice on how to approach the issue of varying start dates across the Muslim world.

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.