817 fatwas

  • 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

  • Ablution not obligatory at time of breaking the fast Date: 19-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it obligatory to have abltution when braking the fast? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Doubting that one committed act of disbelief does not invalidate fast Date: 18-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. 1. Does saying the statement, 'We will shape our destiny with our own hand', constitute Kufr (disbelief)? 2. If while fasting, I have a doubt as to whether something that I have said or done might constitute Kufr, so in order to be on the safe side, I ask Allaah for forgiveness and pronounce the testimony of faith in case that.. More

  • Whether gum secretions nullify fasting Date: 5-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I suffer from secretions from my gums that are neither pus nor blood. I have visited a dentist, but to no avail. Allaah willing, I intend to fast Ramadan. My question is: will my fast be nullified if I ingest this secretion deliberately? It is almost continous and would cause a great deal of hardship to repeatedly clear my mouth in.. More

  • Cervical smear test does not nullify fasting Date: 27-9-2016

    Does taking a smear from the uterine cervix (to check for an early cancer) nullify fasting in Ramadan? .. More

  • Inhaling vehicle or cigarette smoke does not invalidate fasting Date: 27-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please let me know whether an expiation is necessaryin the following situations: 1. I suffer from Waswaas (devilish whisperings) about my fast breaking due to smoke coming out of vehicles or cigarette smoke from the non-Muslims. There have been times while thinking about these thoughts, I have inhaled the smoke intentionally. 2... 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

  • Telling people that Ramadan is coming Date: 17-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. This message has been spread by a lot of people these days. “Spread the news of Ramadan.” “The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said that if one informs another about Ramadan first, then hellfire will become haram for that individual.” Please, can you let me know if this hadith is authentic or not. May Allaah reward.. More

  • Having the predawn meal for the purpose of fasting is considered a valid intention Date: 10-5-2016

    Is waking up to have the predawn meal considered a valid intention for fasting? .. More

  • Ruling on providing money instead of food to expiate for the delay of making up missed fasts Date: 10-5-2016

    I have come across a Fatwa on your website concerning delaying making up for the days of fasting that one misses in Ramadan. I have read that delaying this requires one to feed a poor person for each day of fasting that he missed. The amount of food is estimated at a certain amount of grams of foodstuff. I have also read that it is not permissible to.. More

  • The effect of anesthesia on the validity of fasting Date: 10-5-2016

    I underwent a simple surgery in the abdominal area, and the doctor had to induce local anesthesia. This occurred while I was fasting. Was my fast invalidated? .. More

  • Does not fasting on Mondays and Thursdays require an expiation? Date: 10-5-2016

    What is the due expiation if somebody is not able to fast on Mondays and Thursdays? .. More