Siyam – Fasting



Fasting, obligatory and voluntary.

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Is this bida`

If we do anything more than the prophet Muhammed saw did, does this count as biddah or love?
for example, fasting in rabbi al awal Continue reading

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A sexual problem

I hope all of you are blessed by the greatest bounties of Allah inshallah rahman. My question is a problem with my lust. You see Im a 19 yr old that goes to college in New york, you can imagine its very hard to keep your lust down without fasting. And lately its been geting to me too much so much to the point I fear losing my virginity or commiting any form of fornication. Continue reading

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How to expiate for breaking fast deliberately?

Q: When I was 17, I broke my fast…half deliberately, half out of stupidity and ignorance. I have asked Allah for forgiveness but now I also want to make up for it according to Islamic jurisprudence. I am getting 2 different advices and need clarification of which one pertains to me. Continue reading

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Payment of Missed fasts

I have to pay my missed fasts. I live in Finland and i don’t know enough needy people to give money to them. Continue reading

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Swallowing phlegm break fast?

Q: Does swallowing phlegm break the fast? Continue reading

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Missed fasts and prayers due to mental health

I reverted to Islam 14 years ago. I have difficulties to fast Ramadan and to pray. Continue reading

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Does wife need permission to fast?
Est-ce que l’épouse doit demander la permission pour jeûner?

Q: Does a wife have to ask permission from her husband to keep nafl fasts, for example voluntary fasting in Muharram? Taking into account the fasting is short in the winter months and we are both at work all day and do not see each other, so it does not affect marital relations.[fr]Est-ce qu’une épouse doit demander la permission à son mari pour observer des jeûnes nafl, par exemple, le jeûne volontaire du mois de Muharram?[/fr] Continue reading

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Est-ce que l’épouse doit demander la permission pour jeûner?

Multiple Intentions for Single Worship

Q: If I fast inshaAllah for the next ten days (of Dhul-hijjah), should my niyyah be for Dhul-hijjah, for Ramadan, or is it possible for it to be for both? Continue reading

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Fasting: Why Stop Eating 10 Minutes Before Fajr (Imsak)?

Q: Most books of fiqh seem to state that the wajib time to begin fasting is at the true dawn (when the second adhan in pronounced)….?

A: This is not a ‘requirement’ but, rather, a recommendation, for the reason you mentioned… Continue reading

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Requirements for Women Fasting Ramadan

Q: Please provide some guidelines on the requirements of women fasting during Ramadan.

A: … Allah grants special mercy for women, and requirements of worship are less stringent for them than for men… Continue reading

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