noun. the third pillar of Islam is fasting (primarily during the month of Ramadan); Muslims abstain from food and drink and gambling and all sensuous pleasures from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan.
- pillar of Islam
- صوم (Arabic)
- ܨܘܡܐ (Classical Syriac)
Example sentences of the word sawm
1. Noun, singular or mass
However, all will observe the practice of siyyam or sawm, a period of fasting that promotes dedication to prayer and to God.