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A blossary of terms related to fasting in religious context.

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In the context of Hinduism and Hindu mythology, vrata denotes a religious practice to carry out certain obligations with a view to achieve divine blessing for fulfillment of one or several desires. ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Hinduism

In Islam, fasting for a month is an obligatory practice during the holy month of Ramadan, from fajr (dawn), until maghrib (sunset). Muslims are prohibited from eating, drinking (including water), and ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Islam

Intermittent fasting (IF) describes diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. In some contexts, fasting allows the consumption of a limited amount of low-calorie beverages such as ...

Domain: Fitness; Category: Diet

Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstinence or reduction from certain or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and ...

Domain: Religion; Category: General religion

Fast and testimony meeting is a sacrament meeting usually held on the monthly on Fast Sunday during which those members who feel prompted, share (or "bear") their testimony with the other ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Mormonism

Roman Catholics must also observe the Eucharistic Fast, which involves taking nothing but water and medicines into the body for one hour before receiving the Eucharist. The ancient practice was to ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

The Black Fast is a severe form of Christian fasting. It is the most rigorous in the history of church legislation and is marked by austerity regarding the quantity and quality of food permitted on ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

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