814 fatwas

  • Break your fast whenever the sun sets Date: 10-5-2016

    I work as a pilot. I am now out of the country; I am not home. I am coming back home today. The iftar (fast-breaking) time will start 20 minutes before I leave the hotel. This means that I will not be able to have my iftar meal until two hours after the flight takes off. This is because meals are served to passengers first and then to the crew members.. More

  • A fasting person dips his head into sea water Date: 10-5-2016

    If a fasting person dips his head into sea water, will this affect the validity of his fasting? .. More

  • A woman forgot the number of missed fasts that she has to make up for Date: 10-5-2016

    There is a young woman that has a poor memory. She cannot remember exactly how many days of fasting she has missed throughout previous years. To clarify, she always intends to fast all the days that she comes to miss in a Ramadan before the next one comes. She starts fasting but Ramadan always comes about before she finishes all the days. What is she.. More

  • A sick person is allowed to delay missed fasts until recovery Date: 10-5-2016

    I hope you could help me. Last Ramadan, I missed 25 days because I was suffering from inflammations in the urinary tract and the colon. I am still suffering from colon inflammation. Ramadan is approaching, and I have still not made up for the days of fasting that I missed last Ramadan. I do not know what to do. The colon inflammation is still persisting.. More

  • She Is 8 Months Pregnant and Has To Make Up For Missed Fasts Date: 10-5-2016

    My wife has to fast 5 days that she missed last Ramadan. She is now 8 months pregnant. What should she do? .. More

  • How Can A Person With An Extremely Weak Physique Make Up For Missed Ramadan Fasts? Date: 9-5-2016

    Can I offer an expiation for the days of fasting that I missed last Ramadan and the Ramadan of other, previous years? I have missed such days for a valid excuse since I have been suffering from anorexia nervosa all my life (I am 165 tall and weigh only 38 kg). I suffer from hypo blood pressure. I work from 7 am to 5 pm. I could hardly fast in Ramadan. .. More

  • Is it required that the days of missed fasting and the days of making up such fasting have the same duration? Date: 9-5-2016

    There is a man who is required to make up days of fasting that he missed in Ramadan. Is it mandatory that the days in which he is going to make up for those have the same duration as the days that he missed? For example, if the day of fasting that he missed was in the summer with a 15 hour day length (from dawn to sunset), then would it be permissible.. More

  • She fasted during her menstruation period years ago and she did not make up those days until now Date: 9-5-2016

    When I was 14, I started having periods. At that time, I was observing the first Ramadan in my life, and I did not break my fast during my period. Until now, I did not make up for the days of fasting that occurred during my period. What should I do? .. More

  • Offering the expiation on behalf of someone Date: 9-5-2016

    There is a young man who is 18 years old. He has never fasted. The reason is that he has diabetes and takes medicine every day. If he is not able to fast, can he offer the expiation for his fast-breaking? What if he cannot afford it? Can his parents pay it on his behalf? .. More

  • She broke her fast because she doubted whether she became free of menses before or after Fajr Date: 9-5-2016

    There is a girl whose menstrual period usually lasts for ten days. In the previous Ramadan, she started her period as usual. In the ninth day of the period, she did not fast, assuming that she was still menstruating. However, she noticed during the daytime that the bleeding had stopped and that she became pure of menses. She is not certain whether she.. More

  • Breaking the fast because of thirst Date: 9-5-2016

    I have a friend who works hard labor. He does not fast and justifies his attitude by the fact that his work is too hard. He says that he does not suffer hunger but feels too thirsty. What should he do? .. More

  • Giving up fasting for the sake of smoking Date: 9-5-2016

    My husband does not fast in Ramadan because he is a smoker. Can he make up for the fast by observing a sort of expiation or paying money? .. More

  • 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