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Issue 6 – The Auspicious Month of Ramadhaan

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Virtue of Fasting on the Day of ‘Aashura

عن أبي قتادةَ الأنصاري رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنه أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللّهِ صَلَّى الله عَلَيهِ وَ سَلَّمَ سُئِلَ عَنْ صَوْمِ يَوْمِ عَاشُوْرَاءَ فَقَالَ يُكَفِّرُ السَّنَةَ الْمَاضِيَةَ (مسلم رقم 1162) Hadhrat Abu Qataadah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was asked regarding (the virtue of) fasting on the Day of `Aashuraa (tenth of Muharram). Rasulullah (Sallallahu […]

Q: A person intends travelling during the course of the day and at the time of Subh Sadiq (when the fast commences) he is still in his hometown. Is it permissible for him not to fast?

This entry is part 1 of 23 in the series Fasting Masaail

A: It is compulsory for a person who is present in his hometown at the time of Subh Sadiq to fast. Since he only intends travelling during the course of the day the concession of not fasting does not apply to him. Hence, if he does not keep the fast he will be sinful. (Ahsanul […]

Q: What is the shar’ee ruling regarding a person who cooks on open fire? Will the smoke unintentionally inhaled whilst fasting nullify his fast?

This entry is part 2 of 23 in the series Fasting Masaail

A: The smoke inhaled unintentionally whilst cooking will not nullify the fast. (أو دخل حلقه غبار أو ذباب أو دخان ) ولو ذاكرا استحسانا لعدم إمكان التحرز عنه ومفاده أنه لو أدخل حلقه الدخان أفطر أي دخان كان ولو عودا أو عنبرا لو ذاكرا لإمكان التحرز عنه قال في الشامي: أي بأي صورة كان الإدخال […]

Q: Is it permissible for a person whilst fasting to scent the musjid through burning lawbaan or any other incense sticks?

This entry is part 3 of 23 in the series Fasting Masaail

A: It is makroo for a fasting person to burn lawbaan or incense sticks in the musjid or anywhere else, due to the fear that he will inhale the smoke. Inhaling the smoke intentionally will nullify the fast. (أو دخل حلقه غبار أو ذباب أو دخان ) ولو ذاكرا استحسانا لعدم إمكان التحرز عنه ومفاده […]