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How to Rinse One’s Mouth in Ramadan Without Swallowing Water?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum How does one rinse one’s mouth without swallowing water in the month of Ramadan? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: [Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of […]

Does Not Fasting Without Excuse Require Expiation (Kaffara)?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum If someone did not fast without excuse, is an expiation required? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: [Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After […]

Huge Expiation to Pay for Broken Fasts. What to Do?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum A Muslim is making up 22 years of missed fasts. That is not a problem for him, but he is also calculating the fidya and the kaffara he owns for breaking his fasts without a valid reason and not for not having make them up before the […]

A Nursing Mother’s Ramadan Reflections, by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil thought she knew what a challenging fasting day was…until she became a mother and began nursing her baby. I thought that my hardest Ramadans were the ones I spent in Jordan, as a young student of knowledge. The days were incredibly long, and the blistering summer heat was like nothing I’d ever […]

Seven Muslim Scholars on How to Survive Ramadan and Make The Most of It

The blessed month is upon us but are you dreading the long days without food or drink and the sleep disruption? You’re not alone. This timely seminar has loads of tips and lessons on how to prepare, receive and make the most of Ramadan. Talks by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd Allah, […]

Expiation and Masturbation.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Does masturbating whilst fasting during my 60 days expiation break the expiation such that I have to start again? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. If the masturbation lead to an ejaculation then the 60 day expiation would need to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do I Have to Repeat All the Prayers for Which I Didn’t Wash My Nose During the Ritual Bath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaikum For years I have performed the ritual bath (ghusl) during fasting without washing the inside of my nose. Do I have to repeat all my prayers prayed in this way? Answer:Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The Shafi`i school deems the bath (ghusl) of somebody who does not wash […]

What Motivates Someone To Avoid Food And Drink For So Many Hours? Imam Khalid Latif

What seems like hours on end without food and water;  days and nights in continuous worship and restraint…what are the motivating factors of Ramadan? Why take part in it? What do I get out of it? And how do I sustain it? Join Imam Khalid Latif on an introspective exploration on the meanings and motivations behind Ramadan, its […]