Fasting

February, 2020

  • 11 February

    The Obligation of Fasting

    Q: Upon whom is fasting during Ramadhaan compulsory? A: Fasting is compulsory upon every muslim, baaligh, sane male and female who is not in the state of haidh or nifaas. (هو) لغة امساك مطلقا و شرعا (إمساك عن المفطرات) الآتية (حقيقة أو حكما) كمن أكل ناسيا فإنه ممسك حكما (في …

  • 6 February

    Woman in haidh eating in public during Ramadhaan

    Q: Some scholars say that it is permissible for a woman to eat and drink if she gets her menses during fasting but some scholars say that if a woman gets her menses while fasting then she should not eat and drink until the fast opens. Please clarify. A: It …

  • 6 February

    Swallowing a food particle stuck between one’s teeth while fasting

    Q: If one swallows a food particle stuck between one’s teeth while fasting, will the fast break? A: If the food particle which one swallows is the size of a chana seed (chickpea) or bigger, then the fast will break. However, if it is smaller than a chana seed, the …

June, 2019

  • 27 June

    Dental treatment while Fasting

    Q: I am a dentist. A fasting patient requires urgent treatment e.g. extraction or draining abscess. 1. Will this be permissible while fasting? Bear in mind an injection is required blood flows from the extraction site water may be put into the patient’s mouth 2. Will the fast need to …

July, 2011

  • 2 July

    Fasting for one Commencing a Journey in Ramadhaan

    Q: A person intends travelling during the course of the day and at the time of subah saadiq (when the fast commences) he is still in his hometown. Is it permissible for him not to fast for that day? A: Fasting is compulsory upon a person who at the time …

  • 2 July

    Cooking on an open fire whilst Fasting

    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? 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 …

  • 2 July

    Burning Lawbaan or any other Incense Sticks whilst Fasting

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

  • 2 July

    Fasting while on a Journey

    Q: Is it compulsory for a Musaafir to fast while on a journey? A: It is not compulsory for a Musaafir to fast while travelling. Shari’ah has granted a Musaafir concession to not fast and to make up for the missed fast upon returning home after the month of Ramadhaan. …

  • 2 July

    Nosebleed whilst Fasting

    Q: Whilst fasting, if the nose begins to bleed, will the fast break? A: In the case where the blood does not go down the nasal passage, the fast will not break. If the blood flowed down the nasal passage and entered the throat then it will be seen whether the blood …

  • 2 July

    Cupping whilst Fasting

    Q: If a person undergoes cupping whilst fasting does the fast become nullified? A: Undergoing cupping whilst fasting does not nullify the fast. However, if through past experiences one knows that cupping causes physical weakness then in that case it will be Makrooh to undergo cupping whilst fasting. (أو اكتحل …

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