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  • Giving food as expiation for failing to observe fast in Ramadan due to a remediable ailment

    Question: My father fell ill and the physician advised him not to fast for a year.He gave food to an indigent for every day in Ramadan that he did not fast as expiation. The next Ramadan, he fasted. Now, is it due upon him to make up for the missed fasts of the last Ramadan or is expiation only sufficient? Answer: All perfect praise be.. More

  • Breaking fasting due to unbearable difficulty or inability to work

    Question: I work in Spain in the field of construction, which is one of the most difficult fields of work. We work in high temperatures and I consume about nine liters of water a day. I therefore believe that I will not be able to fast in Ramadan. Is it permissible for me not to fast? I want you to provide me with the answer taking the following factors.. More

  • Missed fasts in Ramadan without a valid excuse and delayed making up for them for many years

    Question: Eminent Shaykh, I did not fast for three days in Ramadan without a valid excuse when I was fifteen and seventeen. But now, my Lord has bestowed upon me the favor of guidance, Alhamdulillaah. Now I am twenty-one years old. How should I make up for those fasts? Is fasting only due upon me or fasting as well as an expiation? I am now making.. More

  • Fasting and watching obscene images

    Question: A man on the days of fasting in Ramadan surfs the internet in order to relieve the boredom and tries his best to avoid looking at obscene pictures, but he sometimes comes across pictures of women on the homepages of websites. He immediately turns away his gaze and regrets it. He dislikes seeing these pictures and does not look at them on.. More

  • A transplanted kidney and ability to fast

    Question: I suffered kidney failure and underwent kidney transplant. At the beginning, doctors advised me not to fast, but after three years, they differed whether I should fast or not. Some doctors said I would be able to fast, while others disagreed, considering that fasting might weaken the transplanted kidney. What should I do if I did not fast.. More

  • Wants to break fasting to maintain her looks

    Question: I will get married on the second day of ‘Eed Al-Fitr. I have a thin body, and I work all day. Is it therefore permissible for me not to fast Ramadan? Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Breaking fasting due to pregnancy

    Question: I read in a contemporary book of Fiqh (jurisprudence) that if the pregnant woman breaks her fasting during Ramadan, according to the sounder opinion, she will be required only to make expiation. Hence, my wife would break fasting when she was pregnant and expiate only. This was repeated for many years. Recently, however, I came to know that.. More

  • Unintentional swallowing of water during Ramadan

    Question: I visited the dentist during the daytime one day in Ramadan. He started to clean my teeth using a tool that was pumping a great amount of water inside my mouth. I tried as much as I could to avoid swallowing water so as not to invalidate my fasting. At the end of the process, however, I swallowed some water unintentionally. What is the Sharee&lsquo.. More

  • Rulings on the expiation paid for not fasting

    Question: My grandfather is sick. I give on his behalf ten Dirhams per day from his own money as an expiation for not fasting. I do this sometimes after the Iftaar (sunset meal that concludes the fast), sometimes in the morning, and other times before the Iftaar. Does this free him from liability? Is it enough? What intention should I have when I.. More

  • Is fasting annulled by the fluid discharged when thinking about sexual desire?

    Question: My husband is away. Sometimes I imagine that we have sexual intercourse with each other, and that makes me feel something. This happens to me even during Ramadan. Taking into consideration that my marriage has not yet been consummated, I cannot differentiate between the fluid which necessitates Ghusl (ritual bathing) and that which necessitates.. More

  • The valid intention of fasting

    Question: In Ramadan, we performed the Taraaweeh prayer and bought our Sahoor (pre-dawn meal) and prepared it. Nevertheless, we slept and did not wake before dawn. Is that a valid intention, or is our fasting invalid? Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and.. More

  • Fasting of a 65-year-old woman who has bleeding

    Question: A man asks: my mother is sixty-five years old and she has not had any children for the last nineteen years. Now, she has bleeding that started three years ago and it seems to be because of a certain disease. Ramadan is about to begin, what should she do? Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that.. More

  • A fasting person inattentively drinks water

    Question: One day, during the daytime in Ramadan, an argument broke out between myself and another person at work. I felt the dryness of my saliva because I had spoken a lot, and so I asked someone to bring me a glass of water to rinse my mouth. While I was talking, someone brought a bottle of water and I inattentively drank two sips. Immediately thereafter.. More

  • Unintentional swallowing of toothpaste during fasting

    Question: What is the ruling on unintentional swallowing of a little toothpaste while making up for a missed fast, even if that happened during or at the beginning of the Athaan of Fajr? Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu.. More

  • Intending to do an act unaware that it would breaks one’s fast

    Question: A fasting person was about to do an act that breaks fasting during the day in Ramadan, while being ignorant or uncertain about the fact that it breaks fasting.However, when he was about to do it, he became more suspicious that it may break his fast and therefore he abstained from doing it. Is making up for this fast or the expiation.. More