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A Ramadan Reader: A Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

  Preparing for Ramadan The Complete Guide to Fasting Imam Tahir’s 5 Simple Steps to Prepare for Ramadan Preparing For Ramadan Advice from Habib Umar bin Hafiz Ramadan Detox‬‏ for a Healthy Ramadan 40 Hadiths on Ramadan Tarawih Can I Pray 8 Rakats for Tarawih? Should We Stop Praying Tarawih Once the Qur’an is Completed? […]

Do I Have to Give Expiatory Payments for the Missed Prayers of a Family Member?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If someone from my family members does not pray or fast do I have to give expiatory payments (fidya) for their missed prayers and fasts? Answer: assalamu alaykum There is no obligation upon you to give expiatory payments (fidya) on behalf of family members from your own […]

Can I Give Expiatory Payments Instead of Making up Fasts?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have been suffering from depression. I am seeing my doctor regularly. I missed many fasts last year and a few fasts a year before. I am worried of days piling. Am I allowed to feed poor people as fidya for my missed fasts instead of waiting […]

What Should Do About Missed Days of Fast Due to Dialysis?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have been diagnosed with ESRD. I was extremely sick last year and did not fast. I paid the fidyah for all my missed fasts of the past. This year I feel much better. I can only fast on my off days from dialysis. After Ramadan do […]

Can I Delay Making up Fasts After This Ramadan? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: I have been trying to make up fasts for some years now. I wanted to make all of them up this year, but I feel this is becoming difficult as I have to also dedicate myself to my family and my job. Is it okay to do what I […]

How Can Someone Too Old to Fast Can Make up Deliberately Missed Fasts During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, A lady who is old now and can’t fast anymore had not fasted for years when she was young. Also, when she started fasting, she didn’t make up for the days she couldn’t fast due to menstruation and now wants to make up for all those […]

Can I Pay Money to Make Up for My Fasts?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I would like to know the amount per day to be paid for missed obligatory fasts that I have not made up. If there is no stipulated amount is there a way to calculate this rate per fasts missed? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

What Can We Do about Missed Prayers of a Deceased?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu’alaykum, What is the expiation for missed obligatory prayers If someone passes away and couldn’t make up the missed prayers – can his family members expiate for it? Who is responsible and how can one do it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you […]

How To Make Expiatory Payments To Compensate for Missed Obligatory Fasts or Prayers of a Deceased Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:Assalamu aleikum, Can you please explain in detail how to make expiatory payments (fidya) to compensate for missed obligatory fasts or prayers of a deceased muslim? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The expiatory payment […]

Paying Expiation and Not Fasting Due to a Chronic Illness

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have a long term stomach ailment which prevents me from eating properly, the result of which is that I have a very low BMI (approximately 15.9). Also I am currently unemployed and have not been able to find a stable job for the last 5 years and I […]