in the fatwa 'Fasting: Meaning & Rules'. it says to ejaculate will break ur fast. when it says ejaculate, does it mean to fully ejaculate, or does even a single drop break it.? (there was no intention to go that far that any semen would come out)
Assalamualaikum,I would like to ask a question regarding having flu like symptoms during the fasting month.For the first few days of Ramadan this year, I had a sore throat and phlegm(due to cough and fever) was collecting in my throat. I was informed by my friends that swallowing phlegm would invalidate the fast. After knowing this, i still swallowed my phlegm, even if they had been coughed out and is around my tongue area. I did this because I found it difficult to spit out the phlegm, for e.g. if you are in class during lessons, or you are in the midst of a conversation. The persistence of the phlegm was so much so that i decided to just swallow it and not think anything of it, as i treat it as a bodily fluid just like saliva.My question is : 1)whether my fast for those few days have been invalidated? and 2) whether in the scenario where i am able to spit out the phlegm e.g. i am close to a toilet, and i still swallow it as i had to keep making frequent trips to the toilet, is my fast invalidated if i swallow the phlegm?Would greatly appreciate your kind assistance on this matter. Thank you.
My job is often associated with formalin. I have to endure the smell and eye ache due to the strong chemical properties of formalin itself. Does that invalidate my fast?
Respected scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. When a woman is not fasting due to her monthly period, what is the etiquette to follow when eating during the day? Is it OK if other men in her house or at her workplace see her eating or should she eat discreetly? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Some peop le say that when they see anybody eating or drinking forgetfully in the daytime of Ramadan, they do not notify him because what he has eaten or drunk has been given to him by Allah. So what is your comment on such a claim? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to have intercourse (sex) with husband during Ramadan time? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. I made intention to fast Ramadan during the evening but delayed ghusl until morning to make sure of my purification. Unfortunately my alarm did not wake me up, so I performed ghusl after fajr. Is my fast still acceptable? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Dear Scholor's thank you for your wonderful website. I am a new Muslim and would like to know if during Ramadan you are permitted to have chewing gum while fasting. I read in Al Siyam, "Fasting" that chewing gum would not break your fast, but everyone else said that it would. Which is true? Thank you for your help.
As-salamu `alaykum. Your Eminence Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, what is the legal ruling concerning plane passengers who do not break their fast in Ramadan while traveling, and when the sun is about to set, the crew announces the time of Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer according to the time of the town they are flying over, though the passengers still can see the sun for a long or a short time, especially when the plane is flying toward the west?Another similar case is that of the people dwelling on very high floors or near tops of mountains, or those working in high lighthouses. In such cases, the media announces the time of Maghrib Prayer, and the muezzins announce the Adhan. However, such people still can see the sun going to set. So should they break their fast based on what they hear or on what they actually see? Also, what is the ruling pertaining to such people's abstaining from eating, drinking, and having sexual intercourse? Should this issue be considered at all prayer times, that is, at Fajr, Zhuhr, etc.? We hope your eminence will clarify the legal ruling pertaining to this issue, and ask Allah to make your age longer, your deeds pious, and to let people benefit from you and your knowledge. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars,Assalamu alaykumWhen a Muslim invalidates his fast by intentionally eating or drinking, does he have to fast one day other than Ramadan to make up for that fast, or is the expiation of freeing a slave, fasting two consecutive months or feeding sixty poor people applicable?Whilst cooking one day in Ramadan, I became unsure of whether I had added the salt or not. I was very worried that my father would be annoyed, and I remembered reading somewhere that in a situation like this if one feared discourse within the family then it was permissible to taste the food, so I tasted it. I remember I swallowed it as well, although it was only a drop of gravy. But now I fear that I invalidated my fast, because the swallowing of food wasn’t unintentional. If that is your opinion too, I’d like to make up for it in sha Allah in the p rescribed way.Jazakum Allah Khair.
Aswkm, please enlighten me with hadees as some says that there is reward to seventy times for performing umrah in the month of Ramdhan
I hear some say "Fasting in winter is a cold chance (for true believers)." Is this a hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) or a mere statement of wisdom? If it is a hadith, what is its degree of authenticity among the other hadiths and what does it mean?
Assalamu Alaikum. I have recently started taking a contraceptive via injection. This will cause me to have daily spotting (very light menses) for approximately 6 months. Will my wudu and salah and my fast during the month of Ramadan be accepted? How about Umrah?thank-you for your attention.
Salaam walikum! I am curious to find out if it is permissible to fast during Ramadan on a time limit basis rather than dawn to dusk,especially in places where say dawn to dusk could be more than 12,14 or 20 hours.And what about the people where its day light for months at a time.Could one just follow the saudi hours of fasting.After all Allah does not want us to suffer.Right?
My daughter had a birth control devise implanted in her and now she has a problem with frequent bleeding or menstrual bleeding which is caused by this system of birth control. The last Ramadan she missed some days and since then she tr ied to fast for paying back the missed days but many times the same problem occurs again and again. Whenever she tries to fast this bleeding start again. I should be grateful for your guidance in this matter.thank you.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Why do Muslims fast in Ramadan? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Dear Scholar,Assalamu Alaikum. First of all I would like to thank you for the great advice and motivation you give toall muslims and non-muslims around the world. I have been married for almost two years now and we feel it is time for my husband and I to try for a baby. I was wondering whether there is any literature or sayings (hadith) from the prophet (peace be uponhim) about trying to conceive during the month of Ramadan. Would there be any additional blessings because of the holiness of the month, or is it discouraged? Also would there be a health risk to the baby in fasting during the very first days of pregnancy (if Allah blesses us?) since it would not be possible to know whether pregnancy has occurred untilaround two weeks after conception. Jazakum Allahu Khairan
As-Salamu `alaykum. How can we start introducing the month of Ramadan to our children who are not at the age of fasting yet?
We know that fasting in Ramadan brings about good and blessings in all its days, and we do not want to be deprived of fasting or praying salah in some of these days because of our periods. Is it permissible for us to take pills to prevent menstruation? Some women have tried this and found it harmless.
As-salamu `alaykum. What is the legal ruling concerning a woman's using cosmetics (makeup) during the daytime of Ramadan? May Allah bless you.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum and Ramadan mubarak. I am fasting Ramadan and I have a gynecological appointment that is necessary. I have made it as late in the day as possible and my doctor is female. Iftar is very late in the day and it is not possible to make an appointment after iftar. My friends told me that if I go to the gynecologist and she touches me "there" I will negate my fast for the day. I asked my husband and he said he doesn't think so. I have no one to ask as I am a revert for a few years and do not have a female family member who is Muslim to ask and I am shy to ask my mother-in-law. I need to know an answer to this and if I need to make this day up. I am leaning toward its being OK as it is medical, very necessary, and non-sexual in nature, but I still question so if you could answer, please, it will be much appreciated.
In some parts of the world, Muslims are oppressed and forced by the authorities to not fast in Ramadan. What should Muslims do in this case?
What is the view on taking the contraceptive pill whilst fasting during ramadan. As it is meant to be taken around the same time everyday, how would someone do that if they were fasting?
As-salamu `alaykum. Respected scholars. I have 4 separate question.1) I am recently married, and in this month when I am with my wife or even talking to her on the phone I get a bit aroused, in an innocent way (with the slightest touch or with the words ?I love you?). Would this break my fast?2) If clear liquid is produced due to arousal only, would this break our fast?3) Is Kissing and hugging between husband and wife allowed during fasting as long as it does not lead to Sexual intercourse.4) If while kissing saliva is exchanged does this break our fast? Waslaam
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykumMy husband has been muslim for 8 years and we have been married for 5 years now. Since we are married my husband has never done fasting completely when he was at work. He has always found that fasting giving him a hard time.however, He did do fasting all day when he was at home and half days when he was at work. Now, he works from 6 pm to 6 am and he breaks his fasting just before going to work as he said he can?t do fasting while working as his job involved in lifting and packing for 12 hours. He also has condition where his sugar level is so low and if he doesn?t have enough sugar in his body he could get collapsed. I do try to understand but sometimes I just can?t deal with the fact that most of the time he doesn?t do fasting. I just feel it is not right because I have to prepare his food before going to work while I am fasting. However, when we were in my country during ramadhan two years ago he did fasting all day. What should I do ? why does he always find fasting giving him a hard time? for your information, islam is his chosen religion ( before he was catholic) and he has been muslim two years before we met.Can you tell me if it permissible in Islam not to do fasting in the certain conditions ? and ho w to make it up again someday ? do you have to do fasting or just pay money or feed the poor ? I look forward to receiving your answer as this issue often lead us to arguments.wassalam Magnolia
Who is the doctor whose judgment (or decision) is to be followed concerning an ill person's breaking fast in Ramadan?
Salamo 3alaykomMy question is about my husband who travelled 2 days ago from Egypt to Morrocco. His plane was after Fajr, so he intended to fast in Egypt and was supposed to have iftar in Morrocco after the time of iftar in Egypt with 3 hours. We asked someone and he said that he can have iftar with the time of iftar in Egypt as he intended here.and he didShall he repeat fasting that day?Jazakom Allah Khayran
What is the viewpoint of Islam regarding people who have their sahur (pre-dawn meal) in Ramadan after dawn or who break their fast before sunset, thinking that they have done so at the right time, but later they discover that they were mistaken?
I heard some youth speaking about al-wisal (continuous) fasting. I did not understand what they meant by this. What does al-wisal fasting refer to? And what is the legal ruling pertaining to it in Islam?
Asalamo Alekum scholars. Now that ramadan is getting nearer i was wondering if you could help hundreds of muslims living in Sweden by answering a question. lets say that if ramadan starts on the 13 of september 07. our fajr timing on that day will be like ca 4:30 am n maghrib would be like 19:30. and so as the month proceeds, these timings will increase. So my question is , if there is some time period that muslims are aloud to fast bcz there are places in the north where the sun never sets, what will such people do? i have also heard that one can look at the nearest islamic country and break the fast according to their time table. please help
Asalaam-o-Alaikum,Our son is 14 yrs old and we started to make him Fast last time but we found out that he just goes to school and eats. We are sure he will do the same this time. What do we do ? Do we still make him Fast ?Allah Hafiz.
I masturbated during the day in Ramadan while I was fasting. What shall I do to make up for my fast? Someone told me I have to offer iftar for 60 musilims and fast for 2 months?
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it ok to make love with my boyfriend during Ramadan; that is after we break the fast? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I totally forgot that I was fasting and had a cup of coffee when I got to work. Will this break my fast? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
When I was a teenager I didn't know some rules of fasting, I used to masterbate in ramadan not knowing that it breaks my fasting, I did that for few years. I don't recall the exact number of days I did that, what can I do now to make up for that? Do I have to fast 2 months as kafarah? Do I have to fast all ramadan for each of those years, and do I have to pay Kafarah? Please let me know.thank you.
Bismillahi-rahmani-raheemRespected scholars,Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa brarakatuh,I have two health related questions burning on my mind for which I am hoping badly to hear a fatwa. I do not know who to ask about it, for the one should have knowledge in Shariah as well as in the mentioned fields:1. I am currently breastfeeding my seven month old son and I still have to make up most of the fasting of Ramadan. Now my aunt, who is a Pharmacologist but not a Muslim, advised me to not fast during breastfeeding for toxins stored in body fat are going to be released and will go into the breast milk. Since she is not a Muslim and therefore unaware of the benefits and obligation to fast she is of course very easy in giving such an advice. That is why I am hoping to hear an opinion of a Mumin well learned in Shariah who has very good knowledge of the physical processes within the body (metabolism and so on) and the risks of toxins as well. Since breastfeeding women are allowed to not be fasting during Ramadan if they are not able, I am wondering if nowadays, where our environment, food etc. is so polluted that no one can avoid storing lots of toxins, fasting should or could, without doing haram, be paused until the whole two years of breastfeeding are over. That is why I am asking for a fatwa in this topic that takes the situation we live in today (a quite polluted environment) into account. I do not want that we harm our children on the one hand and I don?t want to do haram and be obliged to do kaffara by not making up my days of last Ramadan before the start of next Ramadan either. I used to enjoy fasting prior to the pregnancy of my first child, but since then I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding and/or pregnant or breastfeeding again. And in this time I found it actually quite hard, although I cannot say I am not able to do it. But I lost a lot of weight during breastfeeding my first child and now I am loosing even more during breastfeeding my second one. I feel I have to eat a lot and often times I have four instead of three meals a day.2. I am very interested in Naturopathy and Homeopathy and I am trying to treat my family and myself with it. Now, many very effective herbal remedies containing alcohol are available on the market, for most herbal essences are best preserved in alcohol. I bought some of them and tried to get rid of the alcohol by warming/heating it up so the alcohol would evaporate. The problem is that I might very well have destroyed the whole active agent as well. That?s why I don?t buy or use remedies containing alcohol any more since they are not life-saving musts. But sometimes I feel that it is too bad that we can?t use them, for they might prevent us from having to take chemical medications, which surely cause some harm (too). I am so sure that Naturopathy is much closer to the Islam than what the pharmaceutical industry produces, but it seems to need the alcohol. That?s why I am puzzled about how to deal with the whole thing.I would be so relieved if you could answer my questions or if you could tell me where to ask for a fatwa in these topics.Yasak Allahu khayran Wassalam Your sister-in-Islamabida
Bismillahi-rahmani-raheemRespected scholars,Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa brarakatuh,I have two health related questions burning on my mind for which I am hoping badly to hear a fatwa. I do not know who to ask about it, for the one should have knowledge in Shariah as well as in the mentioned fields:1. I am currently breastfeeding my six month old son and I still have to make up most of the fasting of Ramadan. Now my aunt, who is a Pharmacologist but not a Muslim, advised me to not fast during breastfeeding for toxins stored in body fat are going to be released and will go into the breast milk. Since she is not a Muslim and therefore unaware of the benefits and obligation to fast she is of course very easy in giving such an advice. That is why I am hoping to hear an opinion of a Mumin well learned in Shariah who has very good knowledge of the physical processes within the body (metabolism and so on) and the risks of toxins as well. Since breastfeeding women are allowed to not be fasting during Ramadan if they are not able, I am wondering if nowadays, where our environment, food etc. is so polluted that no one can avoid storing lots of toxins, fasting should or could, without doing haram, be paused until the whole two years of breastfeeding are over. That is why I am asking for a fatwa in this topic that takes the situation we live in today (a quite polluted environment) into account. I do not want that we harm our children on the one hand and I don?t want to do haram and be obliged to do kaffara by not making up my days of last Ramadan before the start of next Ramadan either. I used to enjoy fasting prior to the pregnancy of my first child, but since then I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding and/or pregnant or breastfeeding again. And in this time I found it actually quite hard, although I cannot say I am not able to do it. But I lost a lot of weight during breastfeeding my first child and now I am loosing even more during breastfeeding my second one. I feel I have to eat a lot and often times I have four instead of three meals a day.2. I am very interested in Naturopathy and Homeopathy and I am trying to treat my family and myself with it. Now, many very effective herbal remedies containing alcohol are available on the market, for most herbal essences are best preserved in alcohol. I bought some of them and tried to get rid of the alcohol by warming/heating it up so the alcohol would evaporate. The problem is that I might very well have destroyed the whole active agent as well. That?s why I don?t buy or use remedies containing alcohol any more since they are not life-saving musts. But sometimes I feel that it is too bad that we can?t use them, for they might prevent us from having to take chemical medications, which surely cause some harm (too). I am so sure that Naturopathy is much closer to the Islam than what the pharmaceutical industry produces, but it seems to need the alcohol. That?s why I am puzzled about how to deal with the whole thing.I would be so relieved if you could answer my questions or if you could tell me where to ask for a fatwa in these topics.Yasak Allahu khayran Wassalam Your sister-in-Islamabida
i put to birth a month b4 ramadan, and during the fasting i was'nt able to fast cos it very stressful. instead i fed people. i want to understand, i am still going to fast it back? or not.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I have a question about taking my medicines during Ramadan, some of which I have to take during the day (within fasting time). Is there any chance I can do it and continue fasting, since that these are neither food nor drink? Or should I just feed a poor for the whole month because there is no way I can stop taking the pills? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Breaking the fast is different for some people. What is considered sunset? Is it when the sun begins to set or when it has set and only dusk lights are visible? When we say sunset, it seems to mean after dark; some people wait the extra 10 minutes, and others break immediately at the time of maghrib... Which one is correct? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum.how should those who are in the army fast? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
I need FATWA about Two things:1. one day we started the fast in a city where the dawn is at 6 AM and sunset is after 8 PM then we went (by plain) to a city where dawn is at 4 and sunset is at 6:30 so we had breakfast at 6:30 (total fasting time 12 hours instead of 14). 2. A day we were returning back to USA we left China on Sunday at 4 PM and had breakfast in the plain at the sunset time (6:30 PM) and then in about 2 hours after that the night changed to daytime but we were not fasting , we arrived to USA at 5 PM and started fasting the fifth day on dawn Monday in USA(5:30 AM). So the question I have, do we have to make-up any ofthese 2 days ?
Dear Scholar,Assalamu Alaikum. I have few question on a same topic. I am suffering from Schizophrenia. What happen is that when I have too much pressure, mentally, my symptoms of the illness appears. And I am a university student. That is why my relatives say that the day I have classes, I should not fast. So what is your ruling? And my second question is that what is the punishment from Allah on this life and hereafter for not fasting or breaking fasting? One imam said that who does not fast on the month of ramadan, gets destroyed, how correct is this saying? Thanks.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. If I have missed several years of fasting in Ramadan, do I have to fast that many to make up for missed days? Or would feeding/paying poor Muslims meals for every missed day be compensation? I skipped fasting Ramadan for 20 or 25 years. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Assalamualikum, I live in UK and currently enjoying barakats of Ramadan Alhamduallah. The duration of fast these days is about 14 hours. I want to inquire from the learned muslim scholars the dispensations regarding the duration of fast during the European summer ramadan when the time between sunrise to sunset is almost 19 to 20 hours. I have learned that in past in North America and Canada the two dispensations that were given to the muslims was to either fast for 12 hours or to synchronize their fasts with mecca timings. I feel Allah the Almighty has not asked us to fast as a punishment but rather it is a time for reflection and practising self control and all what islam teaches. It seems that a fast of 20 hours is not humanly possible whilst going about with ones job, daily house chores, prayers, recitation of Quran and taraweeh. I will be very grateful for your opinion . Regards and Wasalam,aisha Niaz.
As-salamu`alaykum. I went to a doctor because I had spots on my body who referred me to another who then took my blood test when I was fasting. I did not know I was to have a blood test, so is the fast broken? Do I have to make up for this day after the month of Ramadan? Kindly help in this matter.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I have type-2 diabetes, and my doctor says that I should not fast because it places stress and damage on body cells that are responsible for making insulin. What does Islam say about this? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. I know a woman who has nine children; she has breastfed them all for a long time. She tried to fast during Ramadan, but on some days she couldn't. She tried to make up for those days but found that while breastfeeding, she could make up for only a few; shortly after, she became pregnant again. Many times she was pregnant and breastfeeding at the same time. She continued in this cycle for about 16 years. Now after all these years, she wants to make up for her missed fasting days but has lost count. She feels very guilty about this and would like to start fasting Mondays and Thursdays to make up for missed fast days.has this woman sinned by losing count of these days? Has she sinned by not being able to make up for them for so long? Does she have to do anything additional besides making up for the days? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. By how many minutes away from Fajr Prayer should we refrain from having sahur? Ramadan kareem to you and your family!
Asalam alaikum wa rehmatullahRespected Sir,My question is regarding conditions of breaking fast due to mensturation and how we calculate the missed days. I have problem of hormonal imbalance,and due to that i have irregular periods,with spotting,and discharge for 10 days.this ramadan, 10 minutes before Iftaar i saw pink spotting, but continued my fast till iftaar. and now im fasting for the missed no of days. Should that day will be counted as fast day,when i spotted discharge,i will fast for that day too?Regardssamina ahmed
Assalam aleykom wa rahmato Allahi wa barakatoH. I have a question. I live in the country where at summer time the summer goes down very late or never goes down. I wonder what should i do under for exemple Ramadan. For exemple the time between isha time and fadjr can be just 2 hours and even less. Maghrib is at 22 and can be even later. So if follow the rules of fasting which are mentions in Quran then it means that we sometimes need to fast from 1.30 at night to 22.30 in evening and its very little time for eat, make taraweeh prayer and read Quran. So my question is should i follow the general rules or does this case special case and i can break fast earlier? And what should those muslims who are living up at north where at the summer its white nights do? There sun is never goes down at summertime. Baraka Allah fikom for answering my question.
hello i am planning to fast this year but i do not intend to get up in the mornings for fajr, i wanted to ask if i skip eating fajr will my fast still be accepted or is fajr essential? thank you
As-Salammo Alaykom wa Rahmatol Allah wa BarakatoFor years, I have been suffering from a blocked nose and I use nasal drops continuously. I have tried every medical treatment and the only thing left is a surgery that I might undergo next winter.Today is the first day of Ramadan and I am chocking. Using nasal drops several times a day would end my sufferance [breathing from the mouth, headache, impatience and nervosity, disturbed sleeping, difficulty in doing my duties as a housewife and as an employee].Can I use nasal drops several times a day while I am fasting? If not, what can I do?Please advise me as soon as possible.Jazakom Allah khayran & Ramadan Mubarak.
my daughter is 10 years old and she has been fasting all the days in ramadan...but tomorrow she has runnung at school is it alright if she breaks her fast for just that one day ...
I was wondering is it haram and not permissible during Ramadan to get a massage from same gender.Ex: Female giving a massage to female, And Male giving a massage to male. What are the restrictions in Islam during Ramadan? Jazak - Allah - Khair
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I am a female Muslim in France. While talking to my fiancé I found some discharge and that was in the day of Ramadan. Does this day count or not? Do I have to fast another day instead? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Fast or not Fast.this year I have chosen not to fast because of health reasons, but my husband does not think that iam sick. From a young age i have suffered with excessive thirst, I have seen many dr but they could not diagnose me with anything. I also suffer with Polycistic Ovaries which causes me to be very moody due to hormone problems. Thirdly for the past two years i have suffered with severe depression wh ich I currently take Mirtazapine at night. This also helps my insomnia which I suffer from also. The mirtazapine aggravates my thirst and makes it worse. Last year during ramadan I observed the fast but had to break it because I felt suicidal. By 1 or 2 oclock into the day I was crying for water. This year I have also suffered with extreme stress and anxiety in which I take anti stress tablets and drink chamomile tea to keep me calm. I have two young children. Two months ago I came down with Bells Palsy which was caused by the stress. I was advised that I need to calm down. Anything at the moment can set me into a frenzy, I constantly feel stressed and on edge and feel unable to cope with anything. Should I fast or not? Please help.
Fast or not Fast.this year I have chosen not to fast because of health reasons, but my husband does not think that iam sick. From a young age i have suffered with excessive thirst, I have seen many dr but they could not diagnose me with anything. I also suffer with Polycistic Ovaries which causes me to be very moody due to hormone problems. Thirdly for the past two years i have suffered with severe depression which I currently take Mirtazapine at night. This also helps my insomnia which I suffer from also. The mirtazapine aggravates my thirst and makes it worse. Last year during ramadan I observed the fast but had to break it because I felt suicidal. By 1 or 2 oclock into the day I was crying for water. This year I have also suffered with extreme stress and anxiety in which I take anti stress tablets and drink chamomile tea to keep me calm. I have two young children. Two months ago I came down with Bells Palsy which was caused by the stress. I was advised that I need to calm down. Anything at the moment can set me into a frenzy, I constantly feel stressed and on edge and feel unable to cope with anything. Should I fast or not? Please help.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Please enlighten mo on what kind of fasting is pleasing to Allah and why Allah loves the person who fasts. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Can I do blood test while fasting? Does it break my fast? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. Is it right that people’s deeds ascend to Heaven on Monday and Thursday? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I misunderstood the imam when I asked about the time of imsak (abstaining from food and drink, etc.). I just found out that imsak is 15 minutes before fajr (dawn), but most of the days this Ramadan I ate a few minutes before fajr, as well as in Sha`ban when I was making up for the days I had missed during the previous Ramadan (due to menstruation). Please tel l me if I should make up for these days of Ramadan as well as the days I had made up in Sha`ban for previous ones. Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. Can we fast in the last five days before Ramadan starts? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I live in the West. I’d like to know whether we should use the same moon sightings used in the East to start and end the month of Ramadan, taking into consideration that the time of day and night is different in both areas.
Respected scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. News has circulated that there will be a partial eclipse of the sun on Monday 29 Sha`ban 1426 ( October 3, 2005 ). This eclipse will last from 12 noon until 3 p.m. It is also said that there will be a probability of sighting the new moon of Ramadan in the Gulf regi on using telescopes. The eclipse will be total in Libya and Sudan, which allows a better sighting of the new moon.Is it possible in the viewpoint of Islam to sight the new moon of Ramadan in the daytime of the preceding day of Sha`ban, or must the sighting be after sunset? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Respected scholar, As-salamu `alaykum. How can one prepare oneself for Ramadan?
Respected Sheikh, as-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahamtu Allah wa Barakatuh. Some people say that rinsing the mouth and the nose influences the validity of fasting. Is it true? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can you define the acceptable intention of fasting? Is it necessary to formulate the intention to fast every single day of Ramadan, or is it enough to make the intention to fast the whole month in the beginning? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. Dear scholars, I heard that it’s part of the Prophetic Tradition to perform I`tikaf during the last third of Ramadan. Could you please clarify this issue for me? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is the practice of sitting in i`tikaf (spiritual retreat in the mosque) during the whole month of Ramadan an innovation? What if someone does this every year?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I was told before that while fasting, a person who is preparing food for iftar is allowed to taste the food in order to see if it is seasoned properly. This is under the condition that nothing is swallowed and just a little bit is placed on the tongue. Is this correct? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. During Ramadan, I was heart and soul mindful of Almighty Allah. I would offer supererogatory acts of worship, feeling the sweetness of faith while doing so. I would read the Qur'an a lot, stop gazing at unlawful things, and was keen on observing Prayers in congregation. But this has changed after Ramadan. I no longer feel the sweetness of worship. I have lost my keenness on observing supererogatory acts of worship or reading the Qur'an. I am no longer even keen on observing Prayers in congregation. Many times I have missed observing Fajr Prayer in congregation. Can I find a solution or treatment for this problem? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `Alaykum. What is the legal ruling concerning someone who does not observe fast for some days of Ramadan deliberately without any legal excuse? Is he to be rewarded for the days he fasted or not?
Respected scholars of Islam, as-Salamu `alaykum. If I eat during some days of Ramadan due to an excuse and then another Ramadan comes without me making up for what I missed, what is the legal ruling concerning this? Do I have to make up for them and also give a ransom? And if I have doubt concerning the number of days I didn't fast, then what should I do to remove this doubt and gain the pleasure of Allah?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. During fasting I get a very dry throat. Are we allowed to swallow our own spit a little? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum.there is a controversy regarding offering the Tarawih Prayer on the eve of the 30th of Sha`ban — laylat ash-shak or the Night of Doubt — in which the crescent moon of Ramadan is to be sighted in order to determine if the next day is Ramadan or not. (The eve of the 30th is the night following sunset on the 29th of Sha`ban, or in other words, the night preceding the 30th.) Many people perform the Tarawih Prayer on that night following `Isha' Prayer before making sure whether Ramadan will start. Those people may later discover that that night is proved not to be the first night of Ramadan. Some other people wait until they make sure if Ramadan will start to see whether they can offer the Tarawih Prayer or not. Which of these is the more correct approach?
As-Salamu `alaykum! What are the supplications mentioned in the Sunnah that Muslims should say while breaking the fast and while fasting?
assalamu alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhmay Allah azza wa jal bless all of you and may He accept your help and efforts towards our Ummah, ameen ya rab. My question is : Due to pregnancy and breastfeeding times, i have not fasted many days in the last years in ramadan... but unfortunately i dont know the exactly number of the days i missed. What am i supposed to do ? and is this true that as long i havent fasted for the days i missed, my fasting for the current ramadan won't be accepted ? jazak Allahu khayran
I am a Muslim woman married to a Catholic man. We want to have children, but I want them to be Muslims and my husband wants them to be baptized in his religion as Catholics. We want to find out if they can be Muslim (fasting, praying etc...) as well as be baptized in the Catholic religion. Can you help me to find the right way to go about this situation?
I am wondering whether a Muslim is allowed to drink barium suspension for X-ray examination of the stomach during the month of Ramadan?
There is a man who has been accustomed to telling lies ever since he was a child. He is trying to overcome this bad habit but he forgets and tells lies, then he asks Allah’s forgiveness again. Does that have any effect on his fasting?
As-salamu `alaykum. May Allah reward you abundantly. My question is: Are there any specific days in the month of Sha`ban in which fasting is commendable? Thanks.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to fast after the middle of Sha`ban? I heard that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) forbade fasting after halfway through Sha`ban. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is someone who is fasting allowed to use ear and eye drop medication? Also, what about nasal sprays for allergy or sinus problems? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. I have heard a lot of Muslims talking about the 15th of Sha`ban as a time for fasting and extra worship, yet I have never read any authentic hadiths to support this. What is your opinion regarding that?
As-Salamu `Alykum. Are there certain days to fast in the week as a Sunnah or is it a bid`ah (innovation in religion)? Some books say it is Sunnah to fast Mondays, Thursdays, and 13th, 14th, and 15th of each months. Does that mean those days are special in the week and month or holier? Could you explain this please? Jazakum Allah Khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum! What is the ruling on a pers on who discharges semen or pre-seminal fluid as a result of playing with his wife while observing an expiatory fasting? And, what is the ruling on a person who discharges wadi as a result of playing with his wife while fasting in Ramadan?NotesPreferably the view of Maliki Madh-hab.
Does intentional vomiting during the day of Ramadan vitiate fasting?
My mother-in-law is required to wear a medicated patch on her arm for a heart condition that she has. She is refusing to do that, believing that the patch will break her fast. I would like a fatwa if she can use the patch and remain fasting.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. If, while fasting, someone commits a major sin that breaks the fast, is there anything that he or she must do, other than repenting? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible for diabetics to inject insulin while fasting? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I now fast re gularly during Ramadan, but in the past I missed many fasts of Ramadan without any excuse. I regret that very much and I want to make up for the days that I missed. Please tell me how can I do that.
As-Salamu `alaykum. What amount of food (volume or weight), especially cereal (rice or wheat) should be given as fidyah (ransom) for a missed fast due to old age? What happens if the old person himself is being cared for by his son?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. What if a person mistakenly broke his fast thinking that the sun had already set and later on realized his mistake? Should he redo his fast or not? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars of Islam, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the true definition of eating and drinking which invalidate one's fasting? Does any of the following things break the fast: injection, placing one's finger inside one's ear, vaginal examination, and cooling off one's body using water and vomiting? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
Dear Sheikh, as-Salamu `alaykum! Is it permissible for a woman to put kohl in the mornings during the month of Ramadan? Also, what is the ruling on putting drops in the ears during the fast day?
My family is typically of the Christian faith and will expect me to break my fast to enjoy Thanksgiving Day. Is this Islamically acceptable? If it is, can I break my fast and make up for the day later on? Is it permissible for a Muslim to attend Thanksgiving with his family who are non-Muslims?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What are the duties of Muslims in the last third of Ramadan?