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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Fiqh of Fasting Ramadan According to the School of Imam Shafi’i

Answered by Shaykh Jamir D. Meah © INTRODUCTION In the Name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate. No power is there, and no strength, but by God, the High, the Great. All praise belongs to God.  We praise Him for all that He has inspired and taught, and thank Him for all His grace and […]

Does a State of Major Ritual Impurity After the End of My Period Prevent Me From Fasting?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, My period usually lasts for 6 or 7 days and I tend to perform the ritual bath on the 7th day. But this time I wasn’t able to perform it because I was in class. Would my fast have been valid on this 7th day while being in […]

What Should I Do to Make up Fasts Missed Because of My Addiction to Masturbation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I missed about 12-13 fasts last year due to my addiction to masturbation. What should I do to make up these fasts? Also could you please give me advices on how to get rid of this addiction? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I […]

Is My Fast Broken If I Accidentally Swallow Water?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is my fast broken if I accidentally swallow water? Should I have to start again the expiation from the beginning if this happens whilst fasting for an expiation? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you well, insha’Allah. (1) Yes, if you accidentally […]