Types of Fasting in the Quran :
Food Fasting (Sawm ut Taam).
Money Fasting (Sawm ul Maal).
Word Fasting (Sawm ul Kalam).
Usually “Fasting“ means Food Fasting
Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.
Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.
Why Your Body Needs Water
You must have water in your diet. It is brimming with minerals and electrolytes, and you can’t live without it. Water is a solvent. It dissolves other substances and carries nutrients and other material (such as blood cells) around the body, making it possible for every organ to do its job.
A healthy body has just the right amount of fluid inside and outside each cell, a situation medical folk call fluid balance. Maintaining your fluid balance is essential to life. If too little water is inside a cell, it shrivels and dies. If there’s too much water, the cell bursts.
Your body is mostly (50 to 70 percent) water.
You need water to.
Digest food, dissolving nutrients so that they can pass through the intestinal cell walls into your bloodstream, and move food along through your intestinal tract.
Carry waste products out of your body.
Provide a medium in which biochemical reactions such as metabolism (digesting food, producing energy, and building tissue) occur.
Send electrical messages between cells so that your muscles can move, your eyes can see, your brain can think, and so on.
Regulate body temperature — cooling your body with moisture (perspiration) that evaporates on your skin.
Lubricate your moving parts.
As much as three-quarters of the water in your body is in intracellular fluid, the liquid inside body cells. The rest is in extracellular fluid, which is all the other body liquids, such as
Interstitial fluid (the fluid between cells)
Blood plasma (the clear liquid in blood)
Lymph (a clear, slightly yellow fluid collected from body tissues that flows through your lymph nodes and eventually into your blood vessels)
Bodily secretions such as sweat, seminal fluid, and vaginal fluids
Forming the link to life
All three phases of water – solid, liquid, and gas – form vital links to life. Liquid water accounts for two-thirds of our body weight. To stay healthy, we need about one litre (about one quarter) of water each day. Water helps blood and its components transport oxygen and nutrients and remove waste products through our circulatory system. Each time we exhale, water vapor leaves our bodies.
Water is ALLOWABLE during Ramadan?
Food Fasting (Sawm ut Taam).
Usually “Fasting“ means Food Fasting
Sawm also carries a significant spiritual meaning. It teaches one the principle of love+: because when one observes fasting, it is done out of deep love for God and to learn self-restraint.
Ramadhan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind,
also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one
of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if
any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later.
Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties.(He wants you)
to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you;
and perchance ye shall be grateful. Quran 2:185
2:286 God does not burden any human being with more than he is well able to bear:
in his favour shall be whatever good he does, and against him whatever evil he does. O our
Sustainer! Take us not to task if we forget or unwittingly do wrong! “O our Sustainer!
Lay not upon us a burden such as Thou didst lay upon those who lived before us!
2:278 O our Sustainer! Make us not bear burdens which we have no strength to bear!
“And efface Thou our sins, and grant us forgiveness, and bestow Thy mercy upon us!
Thou art our Lord Supreme: succour us, then, against people who deny the truth!
I know 99.9% of Muslims will disagree with me.
Ramadan is all about abstaining from DESIRES: water is not a DESIRE.
Food, nourishing drinks such as juices, soups, alcohol (for those believers who choose to drink), sex, smoking…..ALL DESIRES.
Ones that can lead to uncontrollable and perhaps gluttonous behavior.
WATER — NOT A DESIRE…but instead it is a NEED very much as AIR a need.
You do not crave water. You do not overindulge in water.
Even in the poorest of societies…WATER IS AVAILABLE…perhaps not always clean drinking water but it is available.
The number 1 need human beings require for survival is AIR..the number 2 is Water.
Unfortunately most of us Muslims are more apt to follow rigid rules and are less likely to question them. Questioning in Islam as in other religions — unfortunately — is believed be wrong or sacrilege.
The Quran says at Sunset eat and drink….
wakuloo washraboohatta yatabayyana lakumu alkhaytu al-abyadumina alkhayti al-aswadi mina alfajri thumma atimmoo assiyamaila allayli
And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset. 2:187
“(And we send down water from the sky according to (due) measure, and We cause it to soak in the soil; and We certainly are able to drain it off (with ease).
With it We grow for you gardens of date-palms and vines; in them have you abundant fruits: and of them you eat (and have enjoyment)” (Al-Mu’minun 23:18-19)
Yes DRINK of the desired liquids that nourish your body….the liquids that you may at times overindulge in.
Very important — because overindulgence is considered to be bad behavior.
I will repeat: You Do Not Overindulge In Water!
To me this is plain and simple common sense….something that Islam is supposed to be built upon.
What Is Water?
Hydrogen and oxygen atoms comprise the basis of the water molecule. When two hydrogen and one oxygen atom bind together, water is formed. One molecule of water has two atoms of hydrogen (abbreviated H) and one atom of oxygen (abbreviated 0). The chemical formula for water is H20.
Water covers almost three-quarters of earth’s total surface-about 379 million square kilometers (146 million square miles). Water makes earth the “blue” planet; visually unique from all others in the solar system. Almost all plants, animals, and people need clean water to live a healthy life.
The Mention of Water in the Holy Quran : Arabic : Ma / Maya
H2O is a very familiar chemical formula to any high school student. We are so dependent on water that no one can deny its vital role in our life.
Its importance in forming the creation in all of its aspects in general and the living-creatures in particular, as well as human kind, animals and plants is evident to all. However, the Qur’an mentions water’s magnificence in forming all creation and making life in every living thing in the following passages:
“We sent down water from the sky, blessed water whereby We caused to grow gardens, grains for harvest, tall palm-trees with their spathes, piled one above the other – sustenance for (Our) servants. Therewith We gave (new) life to a dead land. So will be the emergence (from the tombs).” [Quran 50:9-11]
And (what means): “We sent down water from the sky in measure and lodged it in the ground. And We certainly are able to withdraw it. Therewith for you We gave rise to gardens of palm-trees and vineyards where for you are abundant fruits and of them you eat.” [Quran 23: 18-19]
And (what means): “We sent forth the winds that fecundate. We cause the water to descend from the sky. We provide you with the water – you (could) not be the guardians of its reserves.” [Quran 15:22]
And (what means): “(Allaah) is the One Who sends forth the winds like heralds of His Mercy. When they have carried the heavy-laden clouds, We drive them to a dead land. Then We cause water to descend and thereby bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus We will bring forth the dead. Maybe you will remember.” [Quran 7:57]
And (what means): “Hast thou not seen that Allah sent water down from the sky and led it through sources into the ground? Then He caused sown fields of different colors to grow.” [Quran 39:21]
And (what means): “Therein We placed gardens of palm-trees and vineyards and We caused water springs to gush forth.” [Quran 36:34]
This last statement is surely exactly what is mentioned in the Quran (chapter 39, verse 21) describing the way rainwater is conducted into sources in the ground.
The subject of chapter 24, verse 43, is rain and hail (which means):
“Hast thou not seen that God makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them a heap. And thou seest raindrops issuing from within it. He sends down from the sky mountains of hail, He strikes therewith whom He wills and He turns it away from whom He wills. The flashing of its lightning almost snatches away the sight.”
The following passage requires some comment (which means):
“Have you observed the water you drink? Do you bring it down from the rain clouds Or do We? If it were Our will, We could make it salty. Then why are you not thankful?” [Quran 56: 68-70]
Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe? 21:30
Allah has created every [living] creature from water. And of them are those that move on their bellies, and of them are those that walk on two legs, and of them are those that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. 24:45
And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – that He might test you as to which of you is best in deed. But if you say, “Indeed, you are resurrected after death,” those who disbelieve will surely say, “This is not but obvious magic.” 11:7