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zakat al-fitr

When Should We Pay Zakat Al-Fitr?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.  In this fatwa: 1- Zakat al-Fitr is due at the last few days of Ramadan and must be before the time of the …

Zakat al-Fitr

Can Zakat al-Fitr Be Waived with the Passage of Time?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It is haram to delay Zakat al-Fitr until after the day of `Eid, unless there is a valid excuse, such as not having access to one’s …

Can Women Perform I`tikaf at Home

Can Women Perform I`tikaf at Home?

Wa `alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Women can perform i`tikaf in the mosque, as the mosque is the best place for devotion to worship and remembrance of Allah …

When Should One End the I`tikaf?

When Should One End the I`tikaf?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: One should come out of i`tikaf when Ramadan ends. Ramadan ends when the sun sets on the night of `Eid. Answering your question, we would …

Making Up for Missed Days of I`tikaf Because of Menses A Must

Making Up for Missed Days of I`tikaf Because of Menses: A Must?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- I`tikaf is a recommendable act that brings one closer to Allah. It can be practiced any time throughout the year but it is strongly desirable …

Can Women Perform I`tikaf

Can Women Perform I`tikaf?

Wa `alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.  In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is permissible for women to observe i`tikaf. It is reported that the Prophet’s wives (may Allah be pleased with them) …

Laylat al-Qadr

How Can a Menstruating Woman Observe Laylat al-Qadr

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: During their menses, women can read the Qur’an and make dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and du`a’ (supplication), though they are forbidden from fasting, performing prayer …

I`tikaf

Can Women Do I`tikaf for a Short Time?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: As for the duration of i`tikaf, some scholars said that i`tikaf can be observed even for a short period of time; so you can …

Laylat Al-Qadr Special

Why is Laylat Al-Qadr So Special to Muslims?

Salam Tony, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. May Allah shower His blessings on your first Ramadan! The expression Laylat Al-Qadr actually means “The Night of Power” or “The Night of Decree”. This was the night on which the Quran started being revealed (over a time span of 23 years) from God …



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