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Ramadaan & Fasting

Fast of Aashurah

      Question:   Could you explain the Day of Ashura, the fast etc?   Answer:   In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.   Rasulaullah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam encouraged fasting on the day of Ashurah. The following hadith explains the …

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Fasting only on the day of Aashura

Nasihah (Advice): Virtue of the Fast of Aashura Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “The fast of Aashura wipes out the sins of a year.” (Muslim) __________________________________________     FASTING EXCLUSIVELY ON 10 MUHARRAM Fasting exclusively on 10th Muḥarram Question I understand that it is preferable to avoid fasting exclusively on …

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Status of fasting during the ten days of Zul-Hijjah

Nasihah (Advice): The fast of Arafah-Expiation for two years of sins Sayyiduna Qataadah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Fasting on the Day of Arafah, I hope from Allah, expiates for the sins of the previous year and the following year.”(Tirmidhi)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. What …

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Questions Pertaining To I’tikaaf

      Q. Explain the difference between Fardh, Sunnah and Nafl I’tikaaf.   There is no such thing as Fardh I’tikaaf. If a person takes an oath to perform I’tikaaf, then it becomes Waajib. The I’tikaaf of the last ten days of Ramadan is Sunnah and performing I’tikaaf whenever …

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Rules Related To I’tikaf For Women

      QUESTION:   Can a woman perform I’tikaaf for gaining rewards and being close to Allah Subhanawa Ta’ala ? is I’tikaaf by a woman Sunnah or Nafl or Mustahab? if so, which place would be more appropriate for her to do so? Fox example, there are only 2 …

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Ramadaan Questions

(QUESTIONS POSTED AS RECEIVED) Is it permissible to wear a pain patch while fasting? A pain patch is used externally, hence, will not invalidate the fast. You may fast in the month of Ramadhaan while using the pain patch. [Mufti Ebrahim Desai] One of my friends has a problem with …

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Taraweeh,“Eight or Twenty?”

  The Truth In The Light of Ahadeeth   The following article, Taraweeh 8 or 20 is written by Moulana Zakariyya Memon as thesis for his Iftaa course. This article makes useful read to understand the issue clearly. The format is well laid out and well substantiated. May Allah accept …

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The Fasting Person & Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam)- Hadith Authentic?

http://hadithanswers.com Question Please verify the following: Once Moosa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah (Subhanahu wa ‘Ta’ala) O  Allah! You have granted me the honour and privilege of talking to you directly, Have you given this privilege to any other person? Allah Ta’ala replied, O Moosa! during the last period I am …

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