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  • Making up for missing fasting on ‘Aashooraa’

    Question: I could not observe fasting on the day of ‘Aashooraa’ (10th of Muharram) due to sickness, knowing that I had the intention to fast on that day and had already fasted on the 9th of Muharram. Can I observe fasting on another day instead of ‘Aashooraa’ that I missed? Is voluntary fasting not to be made up for? May Allah.. More

  • Ramadan's crescent sighting by a reliable authority

    Question: I live in Leeds, a British city, where we face an issue. The Shaykh of our Masjid (Mosque) says that we follow the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) in fasting Ramadan and determining the first day of the ‘Eed. This year, however, he suddenly decided that he will not follow ECFR and we do not know which authority he will.. More

  • The wisdom behind the sixty-day expiation for intentional fast breaking in Ramadan

    Question: Why has Allah prescribed the compensatory expiation for intentional fast breaking in Ramadan to be sixty days in a row? Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. First.. More

  • Voluntary fasting in the month of Thul-Hijjah is permissible for the pilgrim

    Question: Is it permissible for the pilgrim to observe voluntary fasting in the course of his Hajj? Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger. It is permissible for the pilgrim.. More

  • Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays voluntarily

    Question: My question is plain and simple: I want to know whether fasting on Mondays and Thursdays is the Sunnah, or is it sufficient to fast two days weekly in order to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhiwa sallam? Indeed, during the summer vacation, I fasted every Monday and Thursday regularly, but with the beginning of the.. More

  • Sleeping with food in the mouth but spitting it out upon awakening

    Question: Someone intended to observe voluntary fasting. Before the Fajr Athaan (call to prayer), he put some food in his mouth then fell asleep. When he woke up, after the Athaan, the food was still in his mouth, and so he spat it out immediately and continued fasting. Was his fasting valid? Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of.. More

  • Broke his fast intentionally some years ago and does not know if he had reached puberty then

    Question: I once broke fasting during Ramadan, but I am not sure as to whether or not I had reached puberty then. What is incumbent upon me to do? May Allah reward you. Answer: All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Combining the intention to make up for obligatory fasting and fasting Taasoo‘aa’ and ‘Aashooraa’

    Question: I had to make up for two days of fasting that I missed in the past Ramadan, and on the 9th and 10th of Muharram I intended to make up for the two days of Ramadan along with the intention to get the blessing of these two days. Is it permissible to combine the two intentions, i.e. making up for the missed days and getting the blessing of.. More