817 fatwas

  • Nature of sickness for which missed fasts are dropped Date: 15-5-2017

    I am a 50-year-old woman. I did not make up the days of fasting which I had missed in Ramadan during my menses. Now I fast Ramadan and six days of Shawwal. I am not able to fast the days that I missed because I am sick. Please advise me! .. More

  • Whether one can give monetary value of expiation to somebody who then feeds poor on their behalf Date: 15-5-2017

    I live in France. I have to feed sixty poor people. Frankly, I do not know poor people here. Can I give the monetary value of the food to a mosque around here? Would it be permissible to send the money to another country or donate it to a charitable organization that supports Palestine? .. More

  • Ruling on breaking fast because of military training Date: 15-5-2017

    I am a military aviation student. One day, during last Ramadan, I was supposed to undertake pilot training in the morning. Therefore, I did not fast that day. What happened was that the weather changed and caused the training sortie to be cancelled, and I did not take my flight. What is the ruling? Shall I offer an expiation? I would like to inform.. More

  • Ruling on eating during daytime in Ramadan while sleepwalking Date: 15-5-2017

    I have a son who is 13 years old. He sometimes sleepwalks. He usually wakes up after the Fajr prayer time and unconsciously drinks water. What makes me sad is that he does this in Ramadan too. When I ask him in the morning whether he woke up and drank, he replies in the negative and swears that he is not aware of such a thing. I only find out that he.. More

  • 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