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Ramadaan & Fasting

Sadaqatul Fitr – Q & A

Q. What is the status of Sadaqatul Fitr, Waajib, Sunnah etc.? A. Sadaqatul Fitr is Waajib (Fataawa Hindiyyah) Q. On whom is Sadaqatul Fitr Waajib (compulsory)? A. Sadaqatul Fitr is Waajib on every Muslim who has the value of Nisaab on the day of Eid after subtracting debts. Q. I …

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Ramadaan Questions(updated)

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 his kidneys he only …

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Ramadan Masaail

Masaail Q: If whilst fasting, water goes down the throat when gargling the mouth or rinsing the nose in Wudhu or Ghusl will the fast break? A: If one was aware that he was fasting at the time the water seeped down the throat or nostril the fast will break. …

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Eye Drops While Fasting

Question and Answer: Q. I need to insert medication into my eye on a daily basis. What is the status of my fast? A. The fast is not affected by inserting medication into one’s eye, whether the medicine is liquid or non-liquid. (al-Fataawa al-Hindiyyah, V: 1, P: 203) And Allah …

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Taraweeh in a clubhouse?

Question and Answer: Q. Is it permisable for a group of men to perform Taraweeh at a clubhouse, place where they normaly play cards. Some of them in the group are Hufaaz as well. (Question published as received) A. The more advisable thing is to perform namaaz, taraaweeh etc. in …

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Permissibility of laser treatment while fasting

Q. I just have a quoestion, is it possible for a woman to do electrolysis or laser hair removal while she is fasting. (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. Electrolysis or laser hair removal does not invalidate the fast. …

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Taraweeh in units of four

Question:  I would like to know if Taraaweeh Salaah can be read with 5 salaams (four rakaats together)at a time. Answer:  Although permissible, it is against the Sunnah method to pray Taraweeh in units of four (four Rakaats with one Salaam). The Sunnah method is to pray Taraweeh in units …

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Applying lip-ice whilst fasting

Question:  Please can you advise me as to whether you can apply lip balm to dry cracked lips in ramadaan? Answer:  The fast will not become invalid by using lip balm or Lip-ice. However, it is best that one abstains from using Lip-ice or lip balm whilst fasting if there …

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Brushing the teeth with flavoured Miswaak whilst fasting

Question:  Is it permissible to use Miswaak with flavour whilst fasting?  Answer:   It is best to abstain from using a flavoured Miswaak whilst fasting. Nevertheless, using a flavoured Miswaak does not invalidate the fast. And Allah Knows Best  Suhail Tarmahomed (Mufti) Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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