Ramadan

[Q-ID0352] Does masturbating nullify the fast and require a kaffarah?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if during the fast someone masturbated will it nullify the fast? Will it be wajib (necessary) to do kaffarah (expiation) for the fast? And if someone did this act on more than one occasion will the…

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[Q-ID0350] Should the dua of Iftaar be recited before or after eating?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: at the time of Iftār, should the dua that is recited be said before or after [eating]?  Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب The dua of…

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[Q-ID0349] I have Diabetes & receive insulin injections – do I have to fast?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: I live in England and I am suffering from diabetes, due to which insulin injections need to be administered to me in short intervals of time. Is fasting fard (obligatory) upon me? The doctors here dissuade…

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[Q-ID0348] Do I pay fidyah for the fasts I missed due to pregnancy?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: there are some outstanding fasts from the previous Ramadan due upon me because I was pregnant. There were 20 fasts outstanding, of which I kept 3 and there are now 17 left. Can I pay the…

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[Q-ID0347] At what age should a child be commanded to fast?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: In the UK, the duration of fasts is around 20 hours. So, should children be made to fast or not? At what age, should a child be commanded to fast? Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم…

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[Q-ID0346] What are the legally valid excuses of not fasting?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: What are the legally valid excuses of not fasting? Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب There are some excuses due to which there is permissibility…

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[Q-ID0345] My local Imam recites too fast & makes mistakes, can I read shorter Tarawih elsewhere?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: The imam at our local masjid recites the Qur’an very fast during the Tarawih prayer, listening to which and figuring out what is being read is very difficult. In this case, is it permissible for me…

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[Q-ID0344] What to recite to make the most of Ramadan?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: What actions should be given priority during Ramadan whilst fasting? In the UK, we work during Ramadan. Thus, we have very less free time. Please let us know what actions we must do in abundance. Questioner:…

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[Q-ID0343] Can I pray the Tarawih prayer at home instead of the Masjid?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: I read only the Tarawih prayer at home, and not in jama’ah (congregation). Is doing so a sin? Will I be a sinner for doing so?  Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب…

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[Q-ID0342] Can a Taxi Driver be excused from Fasting in Ramadan?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is it necessary for taxi drivers to fast? Should they fast even if they are to embark on a long trip and they would be risking their own and their passengers’ lives due to fasting? These…

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[Q-ID0341] Does backbiting and swearing invalidate the fast during Ramadan?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Does the fast invalidate due to backbiting and swearing? Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب Backbiting, slandering, swearing, etc. are impermissible and haram (prohibited), and more…

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[Q-ID0340] During Ramadan, should women eat publicly or privately, if on their menstruation cycle?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Should those women who are in their menstrual period during Ramadan and hence cannot fast, eat openly or secretly? Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب A…

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[Q-ID0327] Whilst fasting does inhaling the fragrance of air freshener invalidate the fast?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matters: [1]:Whilst in the state of fasting, is inhaling the fragrance of air freshener in the same ruling as inhaling the smoke of incense sticks i.e. if one intentionally inhales the smoke, his fast will be void? [2]:In the books…

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[Q-ID0274] In the dua of tarawih, is the word pronounced ‘wal az̅mati’ or ‘wal az̅amati’?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: in the supplication (du’ā) [recited between every four units] of tarāwīh, is the word والْعَظَمَةِ correct, or is وَالْعَظْمَةِ correct i.e. is the letter ظ sākin (silent) or mutaharrik (vowelized)? ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ…

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[Q-ID0249] I ate food after vomiting whilst keeping a fast, is there a kaffarah?

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QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter, if an individual kept the fast of Ramadān and he vomited, and thinking that the fast had broke, he ate some food, will Kaffārah [expiation] be necessary upon him or not? Also, will vomiting invalidate the fast? ANSWER: بسم اللہ…

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