What is the evidence as to why a menstruating woman needs to make up for her missed fasts but not for her prayers?
Mu’adha al-‘Adawiya said that when she asked ‘A’isha (ra) why one who has been menstruating must make up for her fast but not for her prayer, she replied, “That happened […]
What is the detailed analysis of the first opinion that states that a pregnant or nursing woman only has to make up the missed days?
This opinion, which is endorsed mainly by the Hanafi and Maaliki schools, is the opinion that is accepted by the majority of the scholars. The general evidence supporting this position […]
What is the ruling on how a pregnant or nursing woman can make up for the missed fasts if the days were missed on account of fear of harm to her baby?
One opinion and what is the evidence: Some scholars say that she only needs to make up for the missed days. By analogy with the one who broke his fast […]
What is the ruling on how a pregnant or nursing woman can make up for the missed fasts if the days were missed on account of her own health?
The majority of the scholars say that if she breaks the fast on account of her own health, then she only has to make up for the missed days. By […]
How does a pregnant or nursing woman determine that the fast might harm her baby?
If after consulting with a Muslim doctor, she is told that due to the nature of the pregnancy and the state of the baby’s growth there is a potential harm […]
When is a pregnant or nursing woman eligible to break the fast?
If she has reason to believe that fasting will cause difficulty for her own health or the health of her baby.
Are pregnant and nursing women able to break the fast? What is the evidence?
Yes, according to the majority of the scholars, pregnant and nursing women are able to break the fast if they meet the eligibility requirements. The evidence is the hadith narrated […]
What is the ruling for pregnant women who are advised not to fast by their Muslim doctors due to the nature of the pregnancy and its possible affect on the baby?
In this case, she is allowed to not fast without having to make a prior attempt.
Are pregnant and nursing mothers allowed to not fast without making a prior attempt to fast?
No, especially for first time mothers. If she feels healthy, she must attempt to fast, and if she later feels difficulty, she should stop. For subsequent pregnancies, if the woman […]
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.
Does an elder automatically fall under the sick category?
No, they do not.
Does the fidya need to be paid day by day or as a lump sum? and when?
It can be paid on a daily basis It can be given to the same person every night It can be paid as a lump sum amount in the beginning, […]