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Pillar 4: Why Do Muslims Fast?

Fasting provides a humbling experience; it’s an act of worship that is done purely out of a Muslim’s trust, faith and submission to God. Throughout the month of Ramadan, we become more mindful of God’s presence, realizing that He would never prescribe on us anything harmful. Sh. Abdullah Oduro describes the beauty of fasting and the journey of attaining closeness to God.

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.