Each year, over 1.6 billion Muslims across the world embark on a month-long spiritual journey and period of self-reflection. This is the very essence of the Holy Month of Ramadan. But where did it all begin? What is it that drives nearly a quarter of the world’s population to fast from dawn to dusk? For that matter, are all Muslims required to do so? What if they can’t, or simply don’t want to? Does Islam have an answer to these and similar questions? Find out for yourself in this concise reading, made possible by I.M.A.M.