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  • Secretions from the genital organ do not invalidate the fast

    Question: I have been suffering from vaginal itching since last Ramadan, and it causes some secretions to be discharged. Due to this, I used to rub my vulva in Ramadan, and this was usually accompanied by a feeling of pleasure and secretions. I do not know whether these secretions included vaginal fluid or not, because I have been suffering from vaginal.. More

  • Breaking the fast before sunset in countries where the daytime is very long

    Question: In Britain, we fast more than seventeen hours a day. Is it permissible to fast for twelve hours only? 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, is His Slave and Messenger. Allah The Almighty Said.. More

  • Forgetting the number of missed fasting days

    Question: Five years ago, I had Hepatitis during the month of Ramadan and was advised to break my fasting. The problem is that I do not remember the exact number of missed fasting days. However, I estimate that I fasted seven days and I made up for the missed fasting days based on this estimation. My question is: Is it permissible for me to fast some.. More

  • Paying one's expiation for not fasting from the money kept for his burial costs

    Question: My mother-in-law is sick and is not expected to recover. Her family is unable to give her expiation for not fasting. My wife, however, has kept some money with me for her mother's shroud and burial costs. Is it permissible to give some of this money as part of the expiation that is obligatory upon her? Answer: All perfect praise.. More

  • She was cured of a peptic ulcer after twenty years of not fasting

    Question: I had a peptic ulcer that prevented me from fasting for twenty years. I have now recovered partially and I have started fasting, praise be to Allah. However, the fact that I did not fast the month of Ramadan for twenty years grieves me. What should I do? Please, make things easy and do not make them difficult! Answer: All perfect praise.. More

  • The ruling on breaking one’s fast believing that the sun has set

    Question: I was making up for the missed days of fasting after Ramadan when I heard a family member saying that the Mu’aththin (caller to prayer) had started announcing the Athaan (call to prayer) of the Maghrib Prayer. Hence, I ate some salad, but they later said that they were not sure as to whether they had really heard the Athaan or not,.. More

  • A fasting person unintentionally has something in his mouth

    Question: Once, during the daytime in Ramadan, I was preparing a Licorice drink that we drink in Egypt, which consists of a powder with dust-like granules. It is as if some of it flew and I felt its sweetness in my throat. What is the Sharee’ah ruling on my fasting of that day? Taking into consideration that this unintentionally happened,.. More

  • A stomach discharge while sleeping and its impact on the validity of fasting

    Question: One day in Ramadan, I woke up feeling acidity in my mouth that came from my stomach. Nevertheless, I do not know whether some of that acidity returned to my stomach or not because I was sleeping. Having woken up, I rinsed my mouth with a little water and the acidity disappeared. What should I do? Should I make up for that day? Answer:.. More

  • Waking up Junub (post sex impurity) after dawn

    Question: My husband and I often have sexual intercourse late at night, and in most cases, I fail in observing the Fajr prayer. Does this make us sinful, knowing that this is the only time we can have sexual intercourse as we have to wait until our child sleeps? Now, we are in Ramadan, if I woke up Junub (a state of Janaabah - post sex impurity),.. More

  • When to pay the ransom for missed fasting days

    Question: I am sick and the doctor has advised me not to fast because fasting is dangerous to my health. I have some questions: - Is it permissible for me to pay the expiation (for not fasting) for the whole month in one go at the beginning of Ramadan? - Is it permissible to give the whole expiation to a single person or it should be given to several.. More

  • Did know about the advent of Ramadan except after ten days of its advent

    Question: I was a student in a foreign country and went on a two-week journey. When I came back, I found that the month of Ramadan had already started more than ten days prior to my return. Unfortunately, I did not fast the remaining days, and this was the first time I did not fast during the month of Ramadan. After that, I married and repented sincerely.. More

  • Breaking fasting because of having surgery in Ramadan

    Question: I suffer from obesity and my specialist doctor may perform Lap Banding surgery on me within few days or perhaps even during Ramadan. After the operation, I may have to break my fast in order to take the medications or because of repeated vomiting. Should I only make up for the missed fasting days or do I have to offer expiation too? Answer:.. More

  • 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