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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 …

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, …

Does Applying Kohl Break the Fasting?

Does Applying Kohl Break the Fasting?

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: Kohl does not break the fast of men or women according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions, but it is better to …

Long Fasting Hours

Can I Break the Fast for Long Fasting Hours?

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 your question, if it is extremely hard for you to fast, you can skip fasting and make up …

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 …

Why Fasting the Day of Doubt Not Permissible

Fasting the Day of Doubt: Why Not Permissible?

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- Fasting is one of the most meritorious deeds. However, a person should always adhere to the guidance of the …

Is Fasting Really About Feeling for the Poor?

Is Fasting Really About Feeling for the Poor?

Many people interpret the wisdom behind fasting as follows: When the rich suffer from hunger and thirst, they feel the agony of the poor and, thus, they rush to spend on them in charity. In the same vein, when the poor see the rich as suffering from hunger and thirst during their fast, they comfort …

What Are the Lessons and Moralities of Fasting?

What Are the Lessons and Moralities of Fasting?

Wa `alykum as-Salaamu 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- Ramadan is a month of discipline, self-control, patience, and good behavior. 2- In Ramadan, Muslims are expected to gain …

The ABCs of Fasting in Ramadan

The ABCs of Fasting in Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is approaching and it is time to get ready for a season full of worship and devotion. Fasting is the most remarkable feature of the blessed month. For about 30 days, Muslims all over the world stop eating, drinking and engaging in intimate relations in daytime. Below is the must-know information …



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