Originally Posted by Monk
What is the point/objective of the Ramadan fast?
Ramadan teaches discipline. Fasting isn't just about refraining from food and drink. It's about abstaining from sin and worshipping God. For example not swearing, quarrelling/fighting, back-biting, being a better neighbour, reading more Quran and praying more.
A Hadith (sayings of the prophet) as narrated by Abu Huraira (a companion of the prophet):
The Prophet said, "Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, God is not in need of his leaving his food and drink.