I am so confused about Ramadan and Sawm (fasting) now. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness. So WHERE do I find the details about when to fast, how to fast, and how long to fast for?
In a religious context people want to to be told what to do and how much to do it. I am just looking for a simple answer. If God truly has commanded the believers to fast in the way people have been doing it for the last few hundred years, then fine. But I really want to know the truth - how do we know the way to fast???