Valid Make Up Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies the rulings on making up fasts, intentions and actions, and reward from Allah, according to the Shafi‘i madhhab. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I became Muslim during the month of Ramadan 2012. When I became Muslim I was not told to fast so out of ignorance I didn’t […]

What Should I Do After Fasting During Menstruation? (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum A 14-year-old girl menstruated during the past Ramadan without performing the purificatory bath. She fasted Ramadan not realizing that it was a menstrual period. Upon realization, is she required to make up the fast? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] If she did not perform the purificatory bath after her menstrual […]

What Should I Do After Not Fasting Because of Sport in School?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Last year the sport at school was running. And it was during Ramadan. On the 1st day, I tried to hold but I didn’t succeed, I felt unwell. So I drank water. I imagine it’s a valid justification. But the next week, we also had the same […]

Is Feeding Non-Muslims During the Day in Ramadan Permissible? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Some scholars say that it is haram to give food to a non-Muslim who is morally responsible during the day in Ramadan. Others say that it is permissible to feed them during the day in Ramadan. What is the position of the Shafi’i school on issue? Answer: […]

Am I Exempted From Fasting If I Have a Medical Condition? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum If I have to take a medication twice a day, which dehydrates me, am I exempted from fasting? Also, if we are afflicted with a mental health disorder, do we fall under those whom are exempted from fasting? Answer: Wa‘alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. […]

Is It Permissible to Eat After the Adhan of Fajr If One Oversleeps? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum If one wakes up just 5 mins after the fajr call to prayer but the sky is still dark, is it permissible to carry on eating till sunlight? Will that fast be valid? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. The opinion of the Shafi’i […]

How Should I Perform the Ritual Bath After Homosexual Acts and During Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum 1) Should a man inserting the tip of the penis in other man’s anus perform a ghusl? 2) Is the ghusl obligatory even if both were wearing clothes? 3) Is this ghusl the same as the ghusl of janaba? 4) Is it valid to fast in a state […]

Is the Fast of a Woman Not Wearing the Hijab (Veil) Valid? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is the fast of a woman not wearing the hijab (veil) valid? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for your question. The legal validity of fasting isn’t conditioned on wearing the hijab, so one’s fast would be valid if one didn’t observe hijab during it. For fasting to […]

Can I Make up Fasts Even If My Parents Prevent Me From Doing So?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I want to make up my fasts from previous years however I am only allowed by my parents to do so once a week. It causes my mother mental and emotional distress every time it comes up. Should I push it? Is this shirk in any way? […]

What Is the Ruling Regarding the One Who Intentionally Breaks Their Fast During Ramadan? [Shafi’i]

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum What is the ruling regarding the one who intentionally breaks their fast during Ramadan? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] Repentance for Omitting an Obligatory Fast The one who intentionally and willfully breaks their fast during Ramadan is required to: i) hasten in repentance to Allah, the Blessed and Exalted; ii) […]