The study discusses the intermittent fasting diet that is trending nowadays as one of the successful dieting methods that enhances metabolism and helps in weight loss and Islamic fasting that Allah imposed on Muslims more than 1400 years ago. The researcher compares both diets by reviewing several studies that tackled fasting, whether it is for weight loss or as a religious ritual. The studies discussed were from 2010 until 2021. Publications indexed in Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and other renowned databases were covered. The review highlights and discusses the benefits as well as the side effects of both types of fasting. The conclusion of the review indicates that the miracle of the Quran to impose fasting on Muslims is not only to be emphatic with the poor but also because fasting is one of the healthiest food regimes that everyone should follow and adopt as a style of life.
Citation: Nowar Nizar Alani and Omnia Ibrahim Mohamed (2021) Islamic Fasting and the Trending Intermittent Fasting Diet, Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.9, No.9, pp.1-11