810 fatwas

  • Cervical smear test does not nullify fasting Date: 27-9-2016

    Does taking a smear from the uterine cervix (to check for an early cancer) nullify fasting in Ramadan? .. More

  • Inhaling vehicle or cigarette smoke does not invalidate fasting Date: 26-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please let me know whether an expiation is necessaryin the following situations: 1. I suffer from Waswaas (devilish whisperings) about my fast breaking due to smoke coming out of vehicles or cigarette smoke from the non-Muslims. There have been times while thinking about these thoughts, I have inhaled the smoke intentionally. 2... More

  • Serving water to non-Muslim in Ramadan Date: 17-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Scholar of Islam. I want to know the following: Is it permissible for a Muslim to offer water to drink to a non-Muslim during the daytime in Ramadan? I have read that many scholars opined that it is not permissible. Please let me know if there is any other considerable opinion from our righteous predecessors. May Allaah reward.. More

  • Telling people that Ramadan is coming Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. This message has been spread by a lot of people these days. “Spread the news of Ramadan.” “The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said that if one informs another about Ramadan first, then hellfire will become haram for that individual.” Please, can you let me know if this hadith is authentic or not. May Allaah reward.. More

  • Having the predawn meal for the purpose of fasting is considered a valid intention Date: 10-5-2016

    Is waking up to have the predawn meal considered a valid intention for fasting? .. More

  • Ruling on providing money instead of food to expiate for the delay of making up missed fasts Date: 10-5-2016

    I have come across a Fatwa on your website concerning delaying making up for the days of fasting that one misses in Ramadan. I have read that delaying this requires one to feed a poor person for each day of fasting that he missed. The amount of food is estimated at a certain amount of grams of foodstuff. I have also read that it is not permissible to.. More

  • The effect of anesthesia on the validity of fasting Date: 10-5-2016

    I underwent a simple surgery in the abdominal area, and the doctor had to induce local anesthesia. This occurred while I was fasting. Was my fast invalidated? .. More

  • Does not fasting on Mondays and Thursdays require an expiation? Date: 10-5-2016

    What is the due expiation if somebody is not able to fast on Mondays and Thursdays? .. More

  • Do lumps in the throat allow breaking one’s fast? Date: 10-5-2016

    I get cramps in the chest, this causes the need to drink water. What is the ruling if this happens while I am fasting? Please note that this happens to me even while I am not fasting because of smoking. .. More

  • Feeding is not a valid expiation unless one is permanently unable to fast Date: 10-5-2016

    My sister is disabled. She is 14 years old. She is not able to move and can only speaks through gestures. My mother provides a charity on her behalf for every day of Ramadan. Is this valid? .. More

  • Is fasting invalidated if water reaches the throat while performing ablution? Date: 10-5-2016

    One day, in Ramadan, while making ablution for prayer, I felt a drop of water going through my throat. This happened while sniffing (water in the nose). Nevertheless, I quickly forced out this drop of water. Was my fast valid or should I make up for the day? .. 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

  • A fasting person dips his head into sea water Date: 10-5-2016

    If a fasting person dips his head into sea water, will this affect the validity of his fasting? .. More

  • A woman forgot the number of missed fasts that she has to make up for Date: 10-5-2016

    There is a young woman that has a poor memory. She cannot remember exactly how many days of fasting she has missed throughout previous years. To clarify, she always intends to fast all the days that she comes to miss in a Ramadan before the next one comes. She starts fasting but Ramadan always comes about before she finishes all the days. What is she.. More

  • A sick person is allowed to delay missed fasts until recovery Date: 10-5-2016

    I hope you could help me. Last Ramadan, I missed 25 days because I was suffering from inflammations in the urinary tract and the colon. I am still suffering from colon inflammation. Ramadan is approaching, and I have still not made up for the days of fasting that I missed last Ramadan. I do not know what to do. The colon inflammation is still persisting.. More