The Sawm or fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. “But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” —Matthew 6:16-18
Father, it is overwhelming to conceive that the Creator of heaven and earth wants to enter in such a personal and close relationship with each one of us. Open the minds of the Muslim people to see the futility of religious activity versus an intimate relationship with you.