Fasting in Islam is the act of abstaining from eating and drinking from dawn to sunset. Fast-a-Thon is a collaborative effort between Al-Madinah Cultural Center and the Muslim Students Association. It is a yearly event where we bring attention to the Islamic pillar of fasting, how it ties into religion, and the similarities/differences of the cultural role it plays all over the world. Fast-a-Thon is an event that is held at MSAs all over the United States and we’re proud to continue that tradition here at the University of Minnesota.