Exams and Ramadaan

Q: I have school exams in Ramadaan. I want to fast but I have a lot of homework to do as it is my last year in school. I don’t know what to do? A: Our worldly issues revolve around our Deen and not the other way round. Fasting is Fardh and you do not […]

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Forced Relations while Fasting

Q: If a man forces his wife to be intimate with him in Ramadhan whilst they are both fasting, against her wishes, does she have to do kaffara for the broken fast even though it was not her fault? A. If the husband forces his wife to have sexual relations with him during Ramadhaan while […]

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Smoking in Itikaaf

Q: Can a person in Itikaf smoke cigarettes? A: It is not permissible to smoke anywhere in the musjid. If one goes out of musjid to smoke, the I’tikaaf will break, whether he is addicted to cigarettes or not. Any extra time spent smoking in toilet will also break I’tikaaf. That is, if one has […]

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Dying in Ramadhaan

Q: When a person dies in the month of Ramaadan do they undergo the same questioning in the grave or are they pardoned from all this and are they forgiven their sins? A: Ramadhaan contains Divine mercies, favours and blessings like no other month. There is great hope in the Mercy of Allah Ta’aala that […]

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Fidya and Place of Residence

Q: I want to pay Fidyah for Ramadan in Pakistan for my wife who is not able to fast. Shall I pay according to the rate per day in Pakistan or as per the rate where I live: Canada? A. If your wife is in Canada, the Canadian rate will be paid, irrespective of where […]

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Many Fitras to One Person

Q: Can we give all our Fitra (from all the family members combined) to only one Sharee Fakir (Poor person who can accept Fitra Islamically)? A: Yes, the whole family's fitra can be given to one shar'ee fakir. This is jaaiz and lawful. Mufti Siraj Desai

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Periods and Fasting

Q: If you start your period (menses) 40 minutes before iftaar time, after you have prayed Asr, is your fast still counted? Also if you don't check but you know you have started bleeding and you check after Iftar and this confirms what you perceived would you still have to keep Qadha? I remember somebody […]

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Work and Taraweeh

Q: My work involves me working different shifts ie: 06h00 to 14h00 , 14h00 to 22h00 , 22h00 to 06h00. During Ramadaan I can not perform all my taraweeh. Is there a way wereby I would be able to perform  all of taraweeh? A: Perfrom the taraweeh in full during the nights that you are […]

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