Calculating Fidya

Q: My mother passed away several years ago. I was quite young. I would like to pay fidyah for her missed fasts. Kindly inform me how to calculate the amount. A: For every fast you shall pay the amount of one fitra (sadaqatul-fitr) that is paid on the day of Eidul-Fitr. You have to take […]

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Bleeding Gums and Fasting

Q: Does bleeding gums break the fast? A. The fast will break if the blood is swallowed and the amount of blood is more than the saliva. If the blood is spat out or if the saliva is more than the blood, the fast will not break.Mufti Siraj adds: This can be determined by the […]

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Time for Keeping Missed Fasts

Q: I couldn’t fast last Ramadhan due to illnesses: epilepsy and depression. Is it permissible for me to fast it after I finish fasting this coming Ramadhan? A. You will fast the Ramadhaan of this current year and keep the missed fasts after Ramadhaan. It is sinful to delay the missed fasts unnecessarily. Keep them […]

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No Money for Fidya

Q: I suffer from severe migraine headaches and asthma which do not allow me to fast in ramadhaan. I don’t have enough money to feed the poor for fast missed. What shall I do? A. Consult with a good Muslim doctor regarding your condition. If he advises you not to fast, then follow his instructions. […]

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Fidyah to Father in Law

Q: I am a diabetic and follow the shafi mathab. My fidyah works out to be R375 for 30 days. Can I pay this fidyah money to my father-in-law who is 65 and gets a grant and pension every month? A. If the grant, pension, etc. which he receives is sufficient for him; the Fidyah […]

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Ignorance and Missed Fasts

Q: I have been negligent for paying in my fasts on time. I've had a miscariage, been pregnant twice and breastfed. I knew at that time that pregnant women don't need to fast but I didn't know that I had to repay it. Now many years later I'm sitting with this burden. I paid fidyah […]

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Fasting and Different Countries

Q: I started Ramadan in Saudi. They started Ramadan one day earlier than us.  I fasted 4 days in Saudi, did not fast on my travel day and landed in US where they began their 5th day of fast, and I continued Ramadan here which was also my fifth day.  What day should I celebrate […]

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Fasting without Intention

Q: I did not have an intention to fast the Ramadaan fast today so I did not wake up for sehri but I did not eat anything for the day. During the course of the day my intention is to fast. Can I still fast or not? A: If you had not eaten anything since […]

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Steaming and Fasting

Q: When doing a facial for the skin, the skin has to be steamed. Does this break the fast? A: The intentional or deliberate inhalation of smoke or steam will invalidate the fast and will necessitate one Qadhaa. Fataawa Mahmoodiyah. V10 P 159, Jamia Farooqia Karachi. And Allah knows best. Mufti Aadil Moosagie Checked by: […]

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