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Fasting & I`tikf

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:52  GMT

What is the shortest possible time a person can observe i`tikâf in the mosque?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:51  GMT

Can a person observing a retreat in the mosque use the phone if he needs to do so in order to fulfill the needs of the Muslims?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:50  GMT

I am a very new convert and I have a serious medical condition that requires me to take daily doses of morophine for pain and a number of other medications during the day. I want to take part in the next Ramadan, as it will be my first, but it is necessary for me to take a minimal amount of water to swallow the pills, and I must eat at least a soda craker or two when I take my morophine or I will get very sick to my stomach. How can I take part in Ramadan under these condition? Is it permitt ...

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:48  GMT

I began to fast in Ramadan from the time I was 14 years old, but now I realize that I reached puberty at the age of 10. Do I have to fast all the days that I missed from the age 10 to the age of 13? If yes, then shall I have to fast continuously, or is it permissible to fast off and on?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:47  GMT

If a person misses some Ramadan fasts for a legitimate reason, does he or she have to make them up before the next fast or is there no time limit?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:46  GMT

If a Muslim breaks his fast in Ramadan by having sex during the day, what must he do?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:44  GMT

If a person is unsure how many fasts he has broken or missed, how does he calculate how many that he has to make up?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:41  GMT

I have read that pregnant women are not allowed to fast Ramadan but that they must make up their fasts and feed a poor person for each day missed. Is this true?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:39  GMT

I know that a person who is sick or on a journey can break his Ramadan fast. However, are there other kinds of hardship where a healthy person who is not traveling can break the fast?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:37  GMT

If I am traveling in Ramadan and want to observe the fast, may I do so or do I have to break it and make up the day later on?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:35  GMT

What type of travel during Ramadan permits a person to abstain from fasting?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 10:31  GMT

If a woman is unable to observe the fast of `Arafah on the ninth of Dhû al-Hijjah or the fast of `Ashûrâ’ on the tenth of Muharram because she is menstruating, should she make up those fast on another day?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 08:02  GMT

My father-in-law was an old, sick man and could not fast the last Ramadan in which he was alive. He died a few months later without having ever been well enough to make up the missed days of fasting. What are his wife and children supposed to do? Fast in his place? Give money to the poor? Both? In case they should feed or clothe the poor, what would be sufficient?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 08:01  GMT

My wife gave birth now in the month of Ramadan and she is presently nursing our newborn baby. She is unable to fast and breastfeed at the same time. Does she really have to make up all those days later on? Can’t she just expiate for the missed days by feeding a poor person for each missed day?

Last Modified:  25 Aug 2011 08:00  GMT

I read the hadith about the expiation for having sex with one's wife iduring the day time during Ramadan. The expiation is that you have to free a slave, or fast for two consecutive months, or provide food for 60 poor people. I also read that one had to follow this order, and not opt for feeding the poor if one is capable of fasting for 60 days. My question to you is: Please let me know how can a person judge whether he is capable of fasting for two consecutive months? Is the expiation the s ...

Last Modified:  23 Aug 2011 02:10  GMT

I would like an answer to the following question: is it permissible to use a finger-sized piece of sterilized cotton to wipe the tongue and teeth with, that is used to remove smells and germs and comes in various flavours such as mint, whilst fasting?

Last Modified:  23 Aug 2011 02:10  GMT

There is a person who did not pray or fast, but the last day of Ramadan Allah guided him, and he prayed and fasted. Does he have to pay zakaat al-fitr? If he did not pay it what should he do?

Last Modified:  22 Aug 2011 02:10  GMT

I do not fast. Will I be punished on the Day of Resurrection?

Last Modified:  22 Aug 2011 02:10  GMT

He suffers from narcolepsy and wants to take medicine during the day in Ramadan ar - en I have a sleep disorder (narcolepsy) and have to take medication twice daily. My problem is that when its Ramadan and I'm fasting, I can't do this and end up sleeping for most of the day. I've been told that I shouldn't alter the times I'm supposed to take the medication as they're meant to keep me awake during the day, and not at any other time.

Last Modified:  09 Aug 2011 02:10  GMT

Is it permissible to brush one's teeth using toothpaste when fasting? As far as I know, it is permissible as long as the toothpaste is not swallowed. Please give your input on this

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