Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, both of food and drink, or specific items, for a period of time. But to do fasting in holy month of Ramadan which is a must to do for Moslems as Pillars of Islam (Rukun Islam)
An inquiry of a friend of mine (@PancaSyah), as what others ask to me when they first time know that I do fasting in Ramadan. He asked me that am I doing fasting for the sake of courtesy or doing it as spiritual activity?
So, here a little explanations from me by seven tweets, last night:
I'm doing fasting as spiritual activity. Fasting is a practice in several Christian denominations too, and for who believe in it.
So, to do fasting during Ramadan for me is not only for the sake of courtesy.
Since I was in high school, I like to do fasting in Ramadan. I usually start my fasting day with accompany my housemaid having sahur.
There are nine reasons to do fast.| http://www.christianity.com/Home/Christian%20Living%20Features/11654111/print/
The "acceptable fast" is discussed in the Bible.
In essence, a fast (doing fasting) means afflict the soul through abstaining from fulfilling the needs or wants of the flesh.
And I do believe, there is spiritual power in prayer and fasting that can't be obtained any other way.