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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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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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Sadaqatul Fitr

  Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) has stated,   “The fast remains suspended between the heavens and the earth until fitrah is discharged.” (Targheeb)     SADAQATUL FITR – Frequently Asked Questions   Q.What is the amount of Sadaqatul Fitr for this year, Ramadhaan/Shawwaal 1436 (2015)?   The recommended …

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Dua at Iftaar

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 going …

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The (quick) fiqh of Fasting

by Shaykh Mansur Ali Source: Ilmgate Posted by: MV Media     Definition: Fasting is to refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and having sexual intercourse from dawn till dusk with the intention of worship.   Types of fasting: 1. Fard: Fixed Fard: 1) Ramadan fast. 2) To vow to fast …

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