817 fatwas

  • Inserting one’s finger into one’s anus upon answering the call of nature does not invalidate fasting Date: 5-5-2016

    There is a person who cannot defecate unless he enters his finger into his anus. Does such an action invalidate the person’s fasting? .. More

  • Intravenous Injection Does Not Invalidate Fasting Date: 5-5-2016

    My wife has breast cancer and takes chemotherapy that is injected into her vein once every two weeks. She also takes some drugs after each injection in order to alleviate the effects of the chemotherapy. Does a chemotherapy injection during the daytime in Ramadan invalidate fasting? Can she break her fast to take the medicine that she has to take after.. 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

  • It is invalid to make up for a fast that one is yet to miss Date: 5-5-2016

    I am pregnant and my delivery is expected to be in the first or second week of Ramadan. I have a few questions. Firstly, is it permissible for me to fast the days that I am going to miss in Ramadan in advance? Now, we are in Rajab, and Sha‘baan is next, can I fast the days that I will miss in Ramadan in these two months? Secondly, I am feeling.. More

  • The Muslim attains the reward of fasting three days of a month if he fasts any three days thereof Date: 5-5-2016

    May I fast the white days (the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every lunar month) separately? For example, can I fast the 1st, 15th, and 30th of every month instead? Or do I have to fast the three days as the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every lunar month? .. 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

  • Having sexual intercourse during the daytime in Ramadan when one is overcome with sexual desire Date: 5-5-2016

    I have heard a religious scholar say that if a person is extremely overcome with sexual desire during the daytime in Ramadan, he is entitled to force his wife to break her fast so as to have sexual intercourse with him. Is this correct? .. More

  • Fidyah for delaying making up Ramadan fasts for over a year Date: 16-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I understoodfrom the fatwas to which you have refered methat I am allowed to extend the time period of making up my missed fasts until after Ramadan 1437. I was unaware that I had to pay a fidyah (expiation) (if I did not fast within a year), but I knew that I had to make up for them, so do I have to pay a fidyah (given that I did.. 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

  • Multiple heirs fasting on behalf of the deceased on the same day Date: 28-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. In a hadith on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, he said that a man came to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and said, “My mother died and she still had to fast one month. Shall I fast on her behalf?” The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:, “If your mother was indebted,.. More

  • Why fasting is forbidden on the day of 'Eed Date: 25-1-2016

    Some people say that fasting is forbiddenon the day of Eid becausesatan used to fast on the day of Eid. Is this true according to Islam? .. 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

  • Abiding by The Sighting of The New Moon In One's Country of Residence Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum, one of my uncle who lives as a joint family with his two brothers is fasting and celebrating ‘Eed with Saudi Arabia, claiming that he holds the opinion of universal moon sighting, and he is fasting on the day of ‘Eed in the local region, telling them that he has to differ from falsehood, and he has not fasted any voluntary fasting.. More

  • Non-fasting person committed indecent act in Ramadaan Date: 5-12-2015

    Assalam alikumI am in deep despair, I have committed a grave sin during Ramadan. I have committed sexual relations with my unmarried partner (although no intercourse). I am unable to fast due to long-term ill health so I have been feeding a person who is fasting every day instead. I want to know if I also have to pay khaafar (feed 60 poor people) for.. 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