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Can Calamity-Stricken People Be Exempted From Fasting?

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: People coping with the quake aftermath, who are faced with starvation, hunger, injuries, and weakness may temporarily break their fasting in Ramadan if they really can’t stand …

Can I Use My Cell Phone During Itikaf?

Can I Use My Cell Phone During Itikaf?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All thanks and praise are due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- A person observing itikaf is recommended to forget about the allurements of this world and never occupy himself with it. 2- Using the cell phone should be limited …

Is It Permissible to Break Fasting in order to Study for Exams?

Is It Permissible to Break Fasting in order to Study for Exams?

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- Studying for exams in Ramadan isn’t a valid excuse for a student to break their fast. 2- However, if they experience extreme hardship during day time, …

Kissing One's Spouse while Fasting

Kissing One's Spouse while Fasting: Allowed?

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: Kissing one’s wife while fasting is permissible. However, it is better to avoid kissing during the daytime of Ramadan, as it may lead to further actions which …

Ramadan the Month of the Qur'an

Why Is Ramadan the Month of the Quran?

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. Shedding more light on this interesting question, we’d like to cite for you the following fatwa issued by the late Sheikh Sayyed Ad-Darsh, …

Tarawih

Is Tarawih Mandatory on Women?

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: According to the consensus of Muslim scholars, Tarawih is not considered mandatory on either men or women. Rather, it is …

Do Eating & Drinking After Fajr Invalidate Fasting

Do Eating and Drinking After Fajr Invalidate Fasting?

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. It is clearly stated and known that the time of fasting is from sunrise till sunset, which is known in Islamic Fiqh as …

Does Faint Invalidate Fasting?

Does Faint Invalidate Fasting?

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- Scholars unanimously agree that falling into swoon does not remove the obligation of fasting from a person who is …

Do Vaginal Discharges Invalidate Fasting?

Do Vaginal Discharges Invalidate Fasting?

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- While fasting, a Muslim is required to abstain from food, drink, and sexual desires and to avoid foul speech and haram acts. 2- In order …



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