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Ramadaan & Fasting

Fasting FAQs Part 1

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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Status Of The Famous Dua For Ramadan

Question How authentic is the following du’a to be recited at the approach of Ramadan? اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا Allahumma sallimni li Ramadana, wa sallim Ramadana li, wa sallimhu li mutaqabbala. Answer Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) use to …

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Can Fidyah be given before Ramadaan?

Nasihah (Advice): Honouring the elderly   Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam 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 …

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Informing People about Ramadan – Fabricated Hadith

   Question: The following Hadith is widespread over the internet and I would like to know whether these are the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “If one informs another about Ramadan first, then hell fire will become forbidden for that individual” I couldn’t find the reference. Is this Hadith …

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When can a person pay Fidyah for missed fasts?

Nasihah (Advice):  The gate in Paradise called Ar-Rayyaan   Sayyiduna Sahl Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Rayyaan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through …

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Acid Reflux during Fasting

Nasihah (Advice): A Muslim does not display a bad example   Sayyiduna Ibn Abbaas Radiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Setting a bad example does not befit us.. the person who takes back their gift is like a dog that swallows its own vomit.” (Bukhari) Question and Answer: …

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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: …

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Fasting During the First Nine Days of Dhu’l Hijjah

Question: Is it a sunnah to fast the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah? I have heard some people say that it is not a recommended practice, and some say that it is a Bid’a. Can you please clarify? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The first …

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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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