813 fatwas

  • When the fast starts for travelling person Date: 15-5-2017

    I will be boarding my plane from China to Egypt on September 26th at 8:00 pm Chinese local time, which matches 2:00 pm Egyptian local time. I will be fasting that day, and I will have to break my fast at the airport because the Maghrib (sunset) prayer time starts at 6:05 pm in China. The plane arrives on September 27th, around 6:00 am Egyptian time... More

  • One cannot pay expiation on someone’s behalf without being authorized to do so Date: 15-5-2017

    I am a 20-year-old girl. I reached puberty when I was 13. I started wearing the hijab when I was 15. I used to not fast in Ramadan regularly back then. About two years later (as far as I remember), I started to be a committed Muslim. However, I did not observe the days of fasting that I missed in Ramadan back in those days. I started to make up for.. More

  • Died with many unoffered types of expiation Date: 15-5-2017

    If someone has to observe types of expiation that are prescribed for breaking the fast, abandoning the prayer, or mistaken murder, and he then dies before observing such obligations, would he be exempted and forgiven by merely seeking Allah's forgiveness or by repentance? .. More

  • Expiation is paid for purpose of feeding poor Date: 15-5-2017

    I am required to feed poor people as expiation for the delay of observing fasts that I have missed in Ramadan. I do not know poor or needy people in my area. However, I know some people who are in debt and others who need money to build a house or get married and the like. Can I pay the expiation to these people? I am a married woman. Can I pay the.. More

  • Forgetfully Broke Fast In Ramadan and Did Not Resume It After Remembering Date: 15-5-2017

    Someone forgetfully broke his fast in Ramadan. Even though he remembered he was fasting, he did not continue his fast the rest of the day. He thought that since he had broken his fast, even if forgetfully, then he did not have to resume it for the rest of the day after remembering it. He was ignorant about that. What is the ruling? .. More

  • Patient whose recovery is expected may not give Fidyah in Ramadhan Date: 14-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. We know that the rulings concerning the fasting of the sick is that if the sickness is chronic, then the fasting person only needs to feed a poor person for each missed day of Ramadan without making up for the missed days. But if a sickness is temporary, the scholars say that the sick person has to make up for all the missed days.. More

  • Earning reward for food for breaking fast Date: 10-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Dear respected Shaykh, I have a question about fasting. My question is with regards to a hadith about feeding a fasting person and gaining the same reward (even if you are fasting yourself). Some brothers and I bring dates, I bring dates and they bring dates and some apples and bananas, and we eat together.. More

  • Making up broken fast of Ramadhaan before next Ramadhaan Date: 12-4-2017

    1. How can this sister make up for her fast of last Ramadan? 2. Should she fast before this Ramadan? Her story: I and an older brother were interacting with one another as a necessity based upon an agreement that he had made with me. However, we had a fight. He did not speak to me for some months until a few months ago. He tried to solve our.. More

  • 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

  • One cannot fast voluntarily in case he ate after Fajr Date: 8-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I take a meal when the sun has come up, can I still participate in the voluntary fast? I look forward to your response. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Missing fast to attend work function Date: 23-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know if it is permissible to miss a fast due to a work function. The function contains people who are eating and drinking in front of you as well as music. Your assistance is much appreciated. Wassalaam. .. More

  • Suspecting end of menses before fajr in Ramadan Date: 10-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu Shaykh. This Ramadhan, I checked on the 14th day of my menses, a few mins before Fajr, and I strongly felt that was pure and decided to fast. Then, after the Fajr, I decided to make sure by rechecking the purity and found impurity so I broke my intention. Did I do wrong? I had to take a decision and.. More

  • Whom To Follow When Crescent-Sighting Differs from Astronomical Calculations Date: 1-11-2016

    I am a Muslim woman living in Romania. Our local leaders decided to follow Turkey in their (astronomical) calculation of the beginning and the end of Ramadan. This year, they decided the date of Eid Al-Fitr on the 26th of Ramadan. They explained, after numerous people asked about it, that they are following a fatwa from the European Council. They declared.. 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

  • Accidentally swallowing water while fasting Date: 27-10-2016

    Dear Shaykh, I have a question regarding the difference between ACCIDENTALLY and FORGETFULLY drinkingwhile fasting. One website says that if someone forgets that they are fasting and eats, then it does not break their fast, but if someone knows that they are fasting but accidentally swallows water, then it does break their fast. So if I am in the shower.. More