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Ramadaan & Fasting

Qadha and Kaffarah

Question AoA Mufti, The question is that I am a male in twenties, I have broken many fasts by different ways that I don’t even remember the numbers. I remember of masturbating while fasting and also I have eaten in some fasts which I don’t remember how much exactly. The question is …

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Ramadaan FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Pertaining to fasting) 1. What is the status of Sehri in Ramadaan? A. Sehri is a Sunnah practice. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) is reported to have said,”Partake of Sehri, for verily there is barakah (blessings) in Sehri.” (Bukhari #: 1789 and Muslim #: 1835,Narrated by Anas–RadiyallahuAnhu). However the …

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Brief Miscellaneous Q & A Relating to Fasting

<QUESTION> Can you please answer the questions below with regards to fasting? <ANSWER> In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Q: Is taking a meal before commencing a fast (suhur) necessary in order for a fast to be valid? A: No, Suhur is not necessary. However, it is a virtuous …

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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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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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Qadha of the Aashura fast due to menses

Nasihah (Advice): Three things which do not break the fast   Sayyiduna Abu Saeed Khudri Radhiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,“Three things do not break the fast of the fasting person: Cupping, vomiting (unintentionally), and a wet dream.” (Tirmidhi)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Slmz. …

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