817 fatwas

  • 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

  • Spit-up like vomit in terms of causing fast-breaking Date: 9-5-2016

    On the fifth day of Ramadan, I had a spit-up; it went out and then back in. Should I make up for that day later, after Ramadan? .. 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

  • Her menses started after ‘Asr while she was fasting Date: 9-5-2016

    If a woman starts getting her menses after ‘Asr time in Ramadan, should she continue to fast the rest of the day, or can she break her fast and make up the day later after Ramadan? .. More

  • Cursing the religion during the daytime in Ramadan Date: 9-5-2016

    What is the ruling concerning someone who curses the religion while fasting during the daytime in Ramadan? Will his fasting be invalidated? If so, what are the consequences? .. More

  • When someone doubts that he ate the predawn meal after Fajr Date: 9-5-2016

    My wife was required to fast 12 days that she missed from last Ramadan because she was giving birth. She managed to observe all of them. However, she suspects that she twice ate her pre-dawn meals after the time of Fajr had already started. She cannot remember whether it had already started or not. Is her fasting for the two days that she has doubt.. 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

  • Giving up voluntary fasting to avoid negligence in one’s job Date: 9-5-2016

    I am really keen on observing voluntary fasting. Allaah is quite aware of my strong wish for this. However, when I fast, I suffer a headache that is so painful that I am not able to perform well at my job. Is it permissible to fast even though I will have to obviously neglect my job? Or may I pay money in charity instead of fasting Mondays and Thursdays.. 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

  • The ruling of fasting the days that one missed in Ramadan during the days in which fasting is prohibited Date: 8-5-2016

    My wife gave birth before the last Ramadan started. She is now fasting that she missed in Ramadan because of her delivery. She fasted during the days of Eid Al-Adh-ha, including the day of the Eid itself. What is the ruling of her fast? .. More

  • She made the intention to fast the Day of ‘Arafah, but she came to menstruate during the day Date: 8-5-2016

    I pray that Allah, the Exalted, helps me observe the fasting of the ten days of Thul-Hijjah. However, I may not be able to fast the Day of ‘Arafah (the ninth day of Thul-Hijjah) because I will have started my menstrual period by that time. I know that the fasting of the Day of ‘Arafah washes away the sins of the preceding and the following year... More

  • Ignorance about the obligation of making up missed fasts in Ramadan and the valid way of performing prayer Date: 8-5-2016

    Due to my ignorance about religious matters, I did not make up for days of fasting that I missed in Ramadan due to valid excuses. I did not know the valid way of performing the prayer either. After about twenty years, I have come to know that I have to make up for the days of fasting that I missed. However, my health condition is not good enough to.. More

  • Delaying Making Up Missed Fasts Out of Forgetfulness or Ignorance Until Next Ramadan Date: 8-5-2016

    I started my menses when I was in the fifth or sixth grade of elementary school; that was between the age of nine to thirteen. I did not know back then whether or not I had to fast. Was I guilty? What can I do to correct this now? Let me also suppose that I used to fast back in the days, but I am not sure whether or not I made up for the days of fasting.. More