Is it permissible for a woman to take pills to prevent her menstrual cycle from appearing during Ramadan?
It is preferable for a woman to keep to her natural cycle and to accept that which Allah has decreed for her, and not to take any medicine to prevent […]
Is it agreed upon by the scholars that cupping invalidates the fast?
No, the majority of the scholars believe that it is permissible to do cupping while fasting. Their evidence is based on the action of our Prophet (pbuh), who had cupping […]
Is there an expiation required for any other invalidator of a fast?
No expiation, other than a tawba and a make up of the day, is required for any of the other things that break the fast apart from intercourse.
What is the ruling for those fighting for the sake of Allah?
If they are traveling there, they can use the concession of the traveler to break their fast. If they are fighting locally and they become exhausted while fasting, they can […]
What is the ruling for a person who works at a physically demanding job, such as construction, which can result in extreme exhaustion and dehydration?
They should try their best to leave this type of work or to take a leave from it during the month of Ramadan.If they are unable to do that, then […]
What is Ikrah?
It is when a person is forced to break their fast by an oppressive authority. They have to show publicly that they are not observing the fast.
When is an elder exempt from fasting?
An elder who is not sick, but has difficulty fasting due to advanced old age (which in our society would be considered 80 or above) can refrain from fasting. However, […]
Is an intention needed to break the fast on the initial start of the sickness?
Majority of the scholars say no.
What is the definition of a sickness which allows a person to break their fast?
A sickness that causes difficulty in keeping the fast, such as a fever that will not go away without medication. It is not merely a mild and inconvenient ailment. A […]
What if a traveler has no legitimate reason for not being able to make up missed fasts before the next Ramadan, such as due to laziness and procrastination?
Majority of the scholars agree that this is a sinful act and that he should a) repent b) make up for the missed days c) pay kaffara ($7 to feed […]
How would a traveler make up the missed fasting days of Ramadan?
Majority of the scholars agree that the days need to be made up before the next Ramadan. The evidence is the action of A’isha (ra) who made sure she did […]
What if the student travels back and forth during that time period from the area to his home country?
Whether or not the student is still considered a resident of his home country is flexible. He is considered a resident of both places, so the only days he can […]