Siyam – Fasting



Fasting, obligatory and voluntary.

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Flight attendants and Ramadan

What is the islamic ruling on flight attendants who fly internationally daily and fasting Ramadan? I would feel awful not fasting a whole month because of my work. Is it permissible to feed 60 homeless people a day for that purpose? Continue reading

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Fasting on Rabi al-Awwal ?

We see that such practice existed among the shites (the shiite scholar al-Mufid (d.413H) for example as quoted by Marion Holmez’s in “The Birth of The Prophet Muhammad: Devotional Piety in Sunni Islam”) Continue reading

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Rinsing the mouth in Ramadan

I’d like to know whether it is allowed not to rinse the mouth in wudu during Ramadan to avoid occasional swallowing of its remains. Continue reading

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Should I fast with liver problems?

Question: As salamAlaykum, I have been fasting for 12yrs now with liver dysfunction and on the whole it has been ok for Me, but last month of Ramadhan due to the very long days and the heat was physically difficult … Continue reading

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Fasting over 20 hours

We Muslims at Finland have to fast over 20 (21 at beginning) hours a day. Are we allowed to follow the fatwa from dar ul-ifta, to fast with mekka time or by calculated time all around the year.
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Urgent!! Fasting on Eid

Question: Do we fast on Thursday? Can we pray Eid on Friday?
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Making up prayers from age of 9 years old to 18 years old

One of my co-employees requested me to ask Shk. Hisham about making up her fasting for Ramadan for 10 years. She is from a South Asian country and she stated that she started her period at the age of 9 years old. Continue reading

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Mother of a disabled child and fasting in Ramadan

I’ve a 2 year-old disabled child. I take care of her & drive her to therapy everyday. Plus I started a new oxygen treatment for her which I’ve to be part of. This treatment raises my metabolism. During the month of Ramadan… Continue reading

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Breaking Fast

I just wanted to ask Shaykh, would it be ok if I break my fast daily with water mixed with some honey as I cannot eat dates. Continue reading

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Fasting while sick

Please advise as we have numerous different opinions on this matter. If somebody has been sick and it is obvious by looking at them that they are struggling with their fast… Continue reading

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