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  • When to say supplication of breaking the fasting Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykhs. Is the supplication for breaking the fast to be said before or after eating? May Allah reward you, Shaykhs. .. More

  • Giving out free food at time of Iftaar in Ramadhaan Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a Muslim owner of a cafe who sells sandwiches, salads, pizzas, etc. gives out free soup or something to everyone who is in his cafe regardless of whether they are Muslim or not during Ramadan for Iftaar (breaking the fast), is this considered charity? .. More

  • Breaking fast with date biscuits Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykhs. If a person eats date biscuits in the pre-dawn meal or when breaking the fast, will that person obtain the reward for following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,of having dates in the pre-dawn meal and when breaking the fast? If yes, will it be a similar reward.. More

  • Eating in front of fasting person outside Ramadhaan Date: 16-10-2017

    In my country, if someone is fasting, people hesitate to eat in front of them. I understand that it is disliked to do this, but is it also disliked to eat in front of a fasting person outside Ramadan? .. More

  • Whether fasting erases forbidden words which displease Allah Almighty Date: 15-5-2017

    It is narrated on the authority of Abu Sa‘eed Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said, “I heard the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, say, ‘He who fasts a day in the cause of Allah, Allah moves his face away from the Fire as far as seventy autumns.’” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim; and that is the wording of Al-Bukhari. It is.. More

  • Whether yelling at kids or beating them invalidates fasting Date: 15-5-2017

    Does it invalidate my fasting that I yell at or beat my kids as a form of discipline? Please advise me? .. More

  • Earning reward for food for breaking fast Date: 9-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Dear respected Shaykh, I have a question about fasting. My question is with regards to a hadith about feeding a fasting person and gaining the same reward (even if you are fasting yourself). Some brothers and I bring dates, I bring dates and they bring dates and some apples and bananas, and we eat together.. More

  • Ablution not obligatory at time of breaking the fast Date: 18-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it obligatory to have abltution when braking the fast? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Break your fast whenever the sun sets Date: 10-5-2016

    I work as a pilot. I am now out of the country; I am not home. I am coming back home today. The iftar (fast-breaking) time will start 20 minutes before I leave the hotel. This means that I will not be able to have my iftar meal until two hours after the flight takes off. This is because meals are served to passengers first and then to the crew members.. More

  • Shall he pray the Maghrib first or eat if the food is ready? Date: 8-5-2016

    What is the ruling if one breaks his fast with some dates, for instance, while the iftar (meal with which one breaks his fast) is already served and all the family members are sitting around the table to eat, so one goes to the mosque for the Maghrib prayer and then comes back to have the meal? Which is better; to do as mentioned or to join the family.. More

  • Ruling on imposing fees on the attendants of charitable iftar gatherings Date: 5-5-2016

    A businessman has donated the costs of iftar (the meal with which one breaks the fast) sponsorship at our Islamic centre in Romania. However, the center will have a budget deficit since we have to pay for electricity, water, and heating and the wages of the chef, in addition to buying bathroom supplies and kitchen tools. We have decided to charge each.. More

  • Breaking the fast with ill-gotten food Date: 5-5-2016

    On the last day of Ramadan in the year before the last year, I had a friend whose friend used to work in a fast food restaurant. My friend’s friend invited my friend to visit him at his work place; the restaurant. I went with my friend and, while we were there, my friend’s friend (who worked in the restaurant) gave my friend a bag full of sandwiches... More

  • Sunset is the condition for breaking the fast, not the athaan Date: 5-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaykh, my question is: Is calling the azan the corect way for breaking the fast? Could you give me a hadith in which our beloved prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,use to command bilal, may Allaah be pleased with him, to call the azan for breaking the fast? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Accepting the iftaar invitation in Ramadaan is not obligatory Date: 2-12-2015

    Dear sir, I am writing to you seeking help and advice on the matter written below. Over the years, I have sadly seen the Indian Muslims indulging in customary exchanges of iftaar parties, at extravagant monetary costs and wastage of time, thereby defeating the very purpose of this holy month. Even before Ramadan actually started, we started receiving.. More

  • It is inappropriate for one exempted from fasting to eat or drink in public during the day in Ramadan Date: 4-6-2015

    What is the ruling on eating and drinking in public for someone who is allowed to break the fast during the day in Ramadan based on a valid excuse. At my workplace, in Ramadan, some female employees who are not fasting, have no problem eating or drinking in the presence of their fasting female officemates. Of course, they are breaking their fast on.. More