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  • She never made up for the days missed in Ramadan throughout her menstrual years

    Question: A questioner says that ever since she reached puberty and started fasting in the month of Ramadan, she has not made up for the days that she did not fast because of menstruation. What should she do now as she does not know the number of days that she missed? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there.. More

  • She delayed making up her missed fasts without a valid reason

    Question: assalamualaikkum my son was born 2 yrs back in the month of ramadan.i have 20 fasts remaining in that year.can you explain what all i should do to repent on tht fasts. my mother says that if a woman gets her period stopped on the fourth day then she can fast but she cannot perform her salah and can perform only after the seventh day. is there.. More

  • Pregnancy and childbirth during Ramadan

    Question: I am 5 months pregnant and insha Allah will give birth in Ramadan. Do I have to make up the days which I can't fast due to pregnancy, or can I feed the poor people instead? Also, I still have 6 days to make up from last Ramadan, and I don't know if I will be able to fast them before the coming Ramadan. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to.. More

  • Traveling in order to avoid fast in Ramadan

    Question: My son lives in Canada. His exams will be held in Ramadan. Two exams are dated two hours before the Maghrib (sunset) prayer, which is the time he feels most tired while fasting and suffers headache. Does he have a concession not to fast? If not, can he travel in the morning of the day of the exam for more than 80 kilometers in order to utilize.. More

  • Did not fast four Ramadans due to severe acidity

    Question: assalam alaikum, my doubt is when i was doing my engineering i couldnot fast during ramadan as i have severe acidity and also i was staying in hostel so i had to take food in night itself and keep it till sehri and eat. sometimes it used to get spoiled and i couldn't eat too. so i did not fast for 4 ramadan's due to this two reasons. now.. More

  • Lives in a country whose people rely on astronomic estimations to start and end Ramadan

    Question: i'm in india in india they fast by calender they not see the moon the goverment force them to fast by calender . i fast with arabs please answer me if i'm right i'm a somalian and i know arabic and you can answer in arabic or in English. Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy.. More

  • Making up for the fast missed during pregnancy and breastfeeding

    Question: My question has to do with the missed fast of breastfeeding and pregnant women. I know all three opinions with regard to it, but the matter is Sheikh Albaani quotes as evidence the words of Ibn Abbaas and Ibn Umar that women only need to feed one poor person per each day missed but there is a hadeeth in Saheeh an Nasaa'i (2274) in which the.. More

  • Effect of dialysis on fasting

    Question: Someone suffering from kidney failure needs dialysis three times a week. Knowing that some solutions, such as glucose, are given to him during the dialysis session as medicine, not as food, what is the Sharee‘ah ruling on fasting in such a case? Fatwa: All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there.. More

  • Ramadan: The Month of Boosting Good Health

    Fasting in Islam is a divine command from the Lord Who has the right to command His slaves with whatever obligations He wills, by virtue of His Lordship and Divinity. Fasting is a divine command like the other Sharee’ah (Islamic legislative) obligations that show the Lordship of the True Lord and the servitude of the slave. When we say to a Muslim.. More

  • Crescent of Ramadan and Astronomical Calculations

    A question was received by the Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Iftaa’ (religious verdicts), may Allah grant them success, regarding this issue. The members of the committee were ‘Abdullaah ibn Manee‘, ‘Abdullaah ibn Ghudayyaan, under the deputy chairman: ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefy. Following is the text.. More

  • Making up for I‘tikaaf

    The scholars’ preponderant opinion on this issue is that it is not obligatory to make up for the voluntary I‘tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque), whether there is an excuse for interrupting it or not. However, it is favorable to make up for the voluntary I‘tikaaf because the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did that when.. More

  • What would nullify I‘tikaaf

    First: Sexual Intercourse: There is consensus among scholars about this as mentioned by Ibn Al-Munthir, Ibn Hazm and Ibn Hubayrah, may Allah have mercy upon them. Second: Touching the wife or the bondmaid out of desire: However, if this is not done out of desire, one’s I‘tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque) will not be invalidated according.. More

  • Conditions for the validity of I‘tikaaf

    I shall mention the conditions upon which the scholars agree, preponderant conditions and outweighed conditions. First: There is only one pillar for I‘tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque). Some scholars have stated there are four or five, but the sound opinion is that it is one single pillar, which is staying in the mosque and abiding therein for.. More

  • The ruling on going out of the Mosque

    Going out of the mosque is of three types: 1- A type that does not require setting out a condition (that is, when one intends to practise I‘tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque) he sets a condition that he would leave the mosque for certain purposes without having his I‘tikaaf interrupted). Scholars have regulated this type by a very simple.. More

  • Issues Related to the Timing of I‘tikaaf

    The Time for Practicing I‘tikaaf The majority of scholars are of the opinion that it is an act of Sunnah (recommended) to practice I‘tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque) in Ramadan or any other time. However, some of the Maaliki scholars say it is an act of Sunnah only in Ramadan and simply permissible at any other time. The preponderant.. More