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Ramadaan & Fasting

Muharram

Virtues of Muharram Question:   I want to ask that is there any special virtues or is it sunnat to fast and observe extra ibadat in month of muharram?     Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.       …

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Keeping Nafl Fasts when Qadha Fasts are due

Nasihah (Advice): Kindness to animals:   Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah (Radiyallahu Anha) reports:The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to lower the utensil for the cat so that it could drink water and he would thereafter make Wudhu from the left over water. (Tabrani, Hadith #: 7949)   ____________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Ramadaan Questions

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 Q&A

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. If …

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Ramadaan Questions

  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 …

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The fast of 15th Sha’ban

Question What is the status of the fasting on the day of the 15th of Sha’ban. I have read conflicting rulings regarding this. Could you kindly shed some light and clarify this in the light of Hadith? Jazakallah. Answer Although it’s not a proven sunnah, one may observe this nafl …

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Keeping Nafl Fasts when Qadha Fasts are due

  Nasihah (Advice): Kindness to animals:   Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah (Radiyallahu Anha) reports:The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to lower the utensil for the cat so that it could drink water and he would thereafter make Wudhu from the left over water. (Tabrani, Hadith #: 7949)   ____________________________________________________   …

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Being unable to fast due to pregnancy

Nasihah (Advice): Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Mas’oud (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “A believer does not find fault in others, he does not curse, he is not obscene and he does not use vulgar language” (Bukhari) ____________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Q. my daughter is in …

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Eyedrops while fasting

  Nasihah (Advice): Be careful of where you obtain your Islamic knowledge:   It is a famous quote of Imam Abdullah bin Mubarak (Rahimahullah): “Isnaad (reliable transmission of Islamic content) is part of religion itself. Had there been no such concept, anyone would have said anything (regarding religion)” (Sahih Muslim, …

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Fasting FAQs

Q: Does a minor child have to fast? A: fasting is not obligatory on a child. Q: Does a pregnant woman have to fast? A: By default, a pregnant woman has to fast. However, if illness or harm is genuinely feared upon herself or the foetus, she is then exempted …

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