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Ramadaan & Fasting

Itikaf Q&A

I’tikaaf Related Issues The following is a compilation of Fatawa regarding ie’tikaaf from the Fatawa of our Akabereen. The references of the various Fatawa are attached with the Fatawa. By: Moulana Ismail Dawoodjee – Student, Darul Iftaa Mufti Ebrahim Desai.(daruliftaa.net)   Virtues of Ie’tikaaf Ie’tikaaf (secluding oneself in the masjid to …

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Fasting FAQs

Q: Does applying eye drops invalidate the fast as eye drops can be tasted in the mouth? A: No, even though the eye drops may be tasted in the mouth.   Q: Does swallowing one’s own saliva whilst fasting break the fast? A: No, irrespective of the amount swallowed. However, …

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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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When should Fidyah be given and to whom?

Nasihah (Advice): Honouring the elderly   Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “If a young man honours an older person on account of his age, Allah appoints someone to show honour to him in his old age.” (Tirmidhi) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Fasting three days of every Month

  Nasihah (Advice):    Abdullah Bin Masood Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam used to fast three days in the middle of every month. (Nasaai) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Some people fast three days of every Month. Is there any virtue for it?   A.It is …

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Qadha Fasts or Muharram Fasts

Nasihah (Advice): Fasting in Muharram Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said,“The best of fasting after Ramadan is fasting in Allah’s month of Muharram.” (Muslim) __________________________________________ Question and Answer: I have qadaah fasts am I allowed to keep the Muharram fast or do I …

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Qadha for breaking a Qadha Fast

Nasihah (Advice): Fasting every Monday and Thursday   Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “The deeds (of mankind) are presented (to Allah) every Monday and Thursday, and I like that my deeds be presented (to Allah) while I am fasting.” (Tirmidhi)   __________________________________________   …

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Shawwal – Fasting on the days of Eid

    Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Do not fast in these days (Eid) for they are days of eating and drinking.”(Tirmidhi)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Assalamualaikum Just a quick question, a lot of people say that we cannot keep the shawwal fasts from the 2nd …

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Keeping Shawwaal fasts when Qadha fasts are Due

  Question and Answer:   Q. I have some Qadha fasts to keep for the previous Ramadaan due to previous pregnancies. I wanted to know if its ok to keep Shawwaal Nafl fasts. Will it be valid even though I have outstanding qaza fasts?   (Query published as received)   A. Due …

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