810 fatwas

  • Licking wet lips while fasting Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. You mentioned in an Arabic fatwa - if I am not mistaken - something along the lines that if a person licks his lips and then licks his (wet) lips again, his fast is broken because he took back in his saliva from his lips and swallowed it, which therefore nullifies his fast. Does the same thing apply in the prayer (i.e. if he does.. 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

  • Multiplication of reward in Ramadhaan Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, dear Shaykh. I wanted to know; if in Ramadan, one undergoes multiple hardships, will he have more reward given that this takes place in Ramadan? All of a sudden, I have been dealing with some oppression, health problems, job problems, education (college) problems, money problems (getting cheated.. 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

  • Training children to fast where daytime is very long Date: 27-12-2017

    We live in Europe. We will fast around 18 to 19 hours in Ramadan. My 10 year-old-child has been training for two years to fast Ramadan by increasing the number of hours every few or couple of days until he became able to fast complete days towards the end of Ramadan. However, we were not in Europe when I was trying to train my child. This year, I do.. More

  • Multiplication of reward of good deeds when doer is fasting Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is the reward of every good deed multiplied by ten times when a person does that good deed in the state of fasting? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Missing fast on 10 days of Thul-Hijjah because of menstruation Date: 18-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu! I had the intention to fast the 10 days of Thul Hijjah, but after my first day of fasting, it was interrupted by my period, what shall I do now? I am now fasting the remaining days, but should I give expiation for those missed days? Please advise. .. 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

  • Traveling in Ramadhaan Date: 9-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I had registered for an architectural study tour of more than a week to various countries and later discovered that Ramadan started during the journey. I took the consideration for a traveller and made up for the missed fasts of Ramadan later because of this journey. Is this correct, or should I have cancelled the journey since Ramadan.. More

  • Missing fast days due to illness Date: 22-8-2017

    I have had very long menstrual cycles and abnormal bleeding for most of Ramadan this year. I went to my doctor, and they have found that I have two polyps in my endometri that could be benign or cancerous and will need surgery in the next few weeks. Allah willing, it is just benign, but even now, when I am not bleeding, the pain is so bad that I have.. More

  • Fasting for one who doubts whether they reached puberty or not Date: 12-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I pray that Ramadaan is going well and that Allah rewards you highly. My question is related to fasting. When I was young, I did not know about Fidyah (ransom), Kaffaarah (expiation), and so on. I was 10 or 11 years old. I cannot remember the exact age. I had not had my menses yet, but I may have had one of the other signs of puberty,.. More

  • Eating after athaan of Fajr invalidates fast of that day Date: 3-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I fast a voluntary fast but ate after the Fajr - for example, I knew that the azan had been made but I still had tea till 6 minutes after it and I knew that - is my fast valid? Or should I break it because it might be invalid? .. More

  • Delaying making up missed fasting until next Ramadhaan starts Date: 21-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding not making up fasts from one Ramadan before the next Ramadan. Is this a major sin, a minor sin, or does it even make you a disbeliever? .. More

  • Fasting for one who works on travelling ship Date: 5-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I am sea man who works on a ship. I am the only Muslim on my current ship. I am from Ethiopia, but due to this job, I travel all over the world. This is my first Ramadan onboard; before I used to fast with my family at home in happiness, but now I am afraid because the job is very hard. Even without fasting, I have.. More

  • Making up missed fasting for pregnant and breastfeeding woman Date: 18-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have some fasts to make up. Actually, they are two kinds of fasts, so I will ask about both: 1. I missed 2-3 years of fasting due to pregnancy and breastfeeding about a decade ago. My husband paid expiation for those years, and we were not really aware that it is required to make up those fasts. It is only a few years back that.. More