Delaying an Expiation Fast

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if it is sinful to delay an expiation fast for breaking an oath. Is it sinful to delay fast for an oath expiation? Yes, it is considered to be religiously sinful to delay the mandatory expiation (kaffara) of a nullified oath (yamin), unless you have a reasonable excuse to do […]

Fasting while Using Contraceptive Implant

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about fasting while using a contraceptive implant. If one has a contraceptive implant fitted into their arm, are the fasts they keep legally valid? Yes, your fasts are legally valid whilst you have a contraceptive implant in your arm. This is because there is no entry of a substance into […]

Breaking Fast without Knowing the Rules

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about making up broken fasts. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I had a question related to how I can make up missed fasts.  I’ve always fasted since I’ve hit puberty.  But due to an increased sexual desire when I was a youth, I often masturbated while fasting and […]

Why Did the Prophet Fast on the White Days of the Month?

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked about the significance, virtues, and blessings, of fasting on the white days of each month. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I was wondering why the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, fasted on the white days of each month? Was there a specific logic behind these […]

Invalid Ghusl, Prayer, and the Fast

Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat is asked about the conditions of a valid ghusl and if not having a valid ghusl invalidates the fast. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I got my first period when I was around ten years old. I was told that I would have to take a bath once […]

Was My Fast Valid?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum On the last day of Rajab, I was fasting. When I woke up in the morning, I checked the time for Fajr, but what I didn’t know was I was checking the Iqamah time, not the Azaan time. So, by the will of Allah, I unknowingly started […]

Can I Donate the Reward of a Voluntary Fast to Another Person?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum In addition to making dua for a loved one when they have a specific need, can I fast for that person with the intention of having his/her need fulfilled? For instance – Can I make an intention like the following: “I intend to fast for my child […]

Can I Eat During the Day While Having My Menses in Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Some scholars say that it is permissible for a woman to eat and drink if she gets menses during fasting but some scholars say that if a woman gets menses while fasting she should not eat and drink until the fast opens. Could you clarify? Answer: Wa […]

Can a Soldier Postpone His Ramadan Fast?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum If a soldier is in tight schedule of training, and fasting may cause harm to his health, is it allowed by Islam to not fast during Ramadan? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. In general every Muslim is obligated to […]

How Should I Clean Myself in the Toilet During Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum How should I clean myself in the toilet during Ramadan in order to avoid breaking my fast? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. You should clean yourself as you do when you are not fasting and stop worrying about water […]