Islam is the first religion. It is the religion of the original Hebrews, Hyksos, Desert people, Arabs etc. Islam is a set of rules by which to live by. It was created to tame the berbers that constantly threatened to invade the civilized world. Though they were never successful the constant invasion desturbed the peace and thus caused the creation of simplified guidelines for the uneducated masses outside of Africa and Asia Major during the dawn of Mediteranian civilization. These barbarians were so far removed from their own humanity that they needed a strict routine to remain in balance. Because the peoples along the Asiatic trade routes had a rich history of natural remedies and personal balancing techniques they understood the importance of cleansing ones system regularly. Throughout history Muslims have been spreading their religion amoungst the under-educated, the violent, the unclean and the uncivilized throughout the world. However environment is a factor in any civilization and changes the details to suit itself. Evolution of Islam has caused violence in places where survival of the meek has been threatened.
After Solomon's kingdom was dismantled, descendants of Islam who had utilized the oral tradition to carry on their history, wrote the Torah. These people, who were great scholars in their day and time, became the fathers of fable based religion.
Rastafari is a rebellion from this lineage. It is a movement to our ancestors who did not require such rules and regulations to maintain balance of mind, body, soul but rather maintained connected to the God within that governs each being flawlessly everytime. As such we practice a lifestyle of simplicity and cleanliness. We don't consume flesh because our bodies are not designed to consume other living beings. We don't indulge in strong drink or chemical solutions. We understand that any illness Mother Nature can give, she can also take away. Any illness that man makes is an abomination and is therefore illogical and unpredictable, so we don't deal with that. We strive to achieve perfection of body, mind, soul and we praise a Black King.
We fast if we feel unclean, not because of the day or time.