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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Shawwal Fasts

Q: Can one keep the first Shawwal fast immediately after Eid and then continue the other five during the course of Shawwal or does one need to keep two and then continue the rest during Shawwal? A: You may keep the six fasts of shawwaal any time after Eid, immediately or days later, consecutively or […]

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Miscarriage and Bleeding

Q: I had a miscarriage and had bleeding for 2 weeks after. It then stopped, and I made ghusl and made salah etc. After a 10 day clean period I started spotting again and have continued to do so. However, I regarded this as Istihaadah and continued to make salah and fast. Is this correct? […]

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Pregnancy and Missed Fasts

Q: My wife is pregnent and did not fast in Ramadaan. How much does she have to pay for fasts missed? A: She will keep the missed fasts as Qadhaa later (after pregnancy) when she is able. Only a person who is terminally ill and has no hope of recovery is allowed to pay Fidyah […]

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Menstruation and Eating in Ramadaan

Q: Can a woman who is menstruating during Ramadaan eat during the day as I heard that it is haraam for her to eat during the day? A: It is permissible for a woman to who is menstruating to eat during the day in Ramadaan. This is not haraam. But she should eat in private, […]

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Spotting and Fasting

Q: I had my monthly periods before Ramadaan started. Now I spot every other day and it is not the whole day. Should I pay these days back? A: There is some explanation that needs to be given with regard to your situation. Please read the following carefully and feel free to write back if […]

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