125 fatwas

  • Inability to fast due to intense heat Date: 4-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. I made hijrah to a Muslim country 1,5 years ago, praise be to Allaah, but the problem is that last Ramadan, I tried to fast, but I could only fast one day, and that was a day where I was forced to stay in bed all day. Every time I would stand up, I would almost faint because it is so hot here, and if I drink, I become very.. More

  • Breaking obligatory fast while traveling after making intention to fast Date: 29-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question is that while I was traveling during the month of Ramadan, I made the intention of fasting the following day. However, due to the hot weather, I broke my fast as I convinced myself and my wife that since we were traveling, our intention could be broken. Now I am confused, was I right although I made the intention and broke.. 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

  • 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

  • Breaking the fast because of thirst Date: 9-5-2016

    I have a friend who works hard labor. He does not fast and justifies his attitude by the fact that his work is too hard. He says that he does not suffer hunger but feels too thirsty. What should he do? .. More

  • Does depression allow breaking the fast? Date: 9-5-2016

    I suffer from depression. I mean depression as a sickness, not just a feeling. I have been suffering from depression for two years and a half. I saw many doctors but have had no success. A doctor advised me not to sleep during the daytime at all. I find great hardship in applying this advice during Ramadan. Am I allowed to break my fast lest the illness.. More

  • Breaking the fast according to a non-Muslim doctor's advice Date: 9-5-2016

    I suffer from lupus, a disease that affects the internal parts of the body. It affects my kidney, causing albumin in the urine. My condition improves sometimes and worsens at others. I am now feeling well because I regularly take the medicine. My doctor asks me not to fast but I am not convinced, maybe because he is Christian or because I am feeling.. More

  • Fasting and feeding by the old person who has lost his mind Date: 9-5-2016

    My father is over the age of 80. He is infected with a disease in his brain that hinders him from controlling the movement of his right side. He needs somebody to help him with his affairs. Also, he cannot properly express what he wants to say even though he understands very well. As for the prayer, he forgets how to do it and how many rak‘ahs (units.. More

  • The Fast of A Person Who Only Has One Kidney Date: 9-5-2016

    I have a question about fasting Ramadan. I have only one kidney because I was very sick. Can I fast in Ramadan? .. More

  • Ruling on making food for an old person during the daytime in Ramadan Date: 9-5-2016

    There is a Muslim man who is 80 years old. I live with him in the same house. He is in good health. He also has a strong physique. Is it permissible for him to not fast Ramadan? I would like to inform you that he usually wakes up at noon, has a late breakfast and eats very little, meaning that he does not like eating much. Is it permissible for me to.. More

  • Firefighting and fasting Ramadan Date: 8-5-2016

    In Britain, fire fighters need to drink huge amounts of water whenever they are put on alert for possible fire accidents. This is because while they are in places where there is a fire they may lose consciousness if they did not drink huge amounts of liquids beforehand. The authorities here are asking about the ruling of fasting in Ramadan for fire.. More

  • Surgery in Ramadan Date: 8-5-2016

    The last time I had my menses was in 28/08/2004. After my period had ended, I went to see the doctor. That was a short while before the next period was supposed to start. I went to the doctor because I felt like I was pregnant, which turned out to be correct. According to the doctor, my pregnancy started on 10/9/2004. I went to see the doctor again.. More

  • Over 80, nervous, and does not fast. How should his children deal with him? Date: 5-5-2016

    I have a friend whose father is over the age of 80. This father pretends to fast while his family and children see him drink and smoke tobacco. He is in good health. He is nervous, and fasting may affect him, but not that much. If somebody talks to him about fasting, then he claims that he fasts and that he understands more than others. What is the.. More

  • Rulings pertaining to the person suffering from amnesia Date: 29-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling in Islam about amnesia? Is it possible for a person to forget everything about himself (as seen in movies)? What if a practicing Muslim forgets all about his past and then becomes a non-Muslim? Would he be considered like the insane person? .. More