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Ramadaan & Fasting

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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