Ans. The fasts of Ramadaan were made compulsory in the 2nd year of Hijraah when the believers had become accustomed to the belief of “Tauheed” (monotheism), prayer and other Quraanic injunctions. Since the fasting is equally necessary for the poor and rich under Islaamic principles, that’s why it is wrong to say that Muslims often faced hunger and poverty at the outset of Islaam which made them inured to fasting. If it had been so the fasting would have been made compulsory in Makkah to suit their poor financial condition. But it was enjoined in the middle of Islaam after migration to Madinah.