Tag Archives: Fasting

July, 2011

  • 2 July

    Using an Inhaler (pump) while Fasting

    Q: Is it permissible for an asthma patient to use an inhaler (pump) while fasting? The inhaler contains salbutamol (liquid medication). If one’s fast breaks through using the inhaler, then will qadha and kaffarah become waajib or only qadha? A: Using the inhaler (pump) while fasting will nullify the fast …

  • 2 July

    Breaking a Fast on the Advice of a Doctor

    Q: A person while fasting in the month of Ramadhaan had fallen ill. The doctor advised him to break his fast. Is he sinful for doing so and will both qadha and kaffarah be waajib or only qadha? A: If one is unable to continue the fast, then it is permissible for …

  • 2 July

    Not Fasting during the Month of Ramadhaan without a Valid Excuse

    Q: What is the ruling regarding the person who does not fast during the month of Ramadhaan without a valid excuse and eats openly? A: Fasting in the month of Ramadhaan is a great obligation and a salient feature of Islam. To openly eat and drink during the month of …

  • 2 July

    Using Eye-drops, Ear-drops and Nose-drops while Fasting

    Q: Is it permissible to use eye-drops, ear-drops and nose-drops while fasting and will this nullify the fast? A: It is permissible to use eye-drops while fasting. The fast will not be nullified. However, using ear-drops and nose-drops while fasting is impermissible and will nullify the fast. (أو ادهن أو …

  • 2 July

    Water going down the Throat when Gargling or Rinsing the Nose whilst Fasting

    Q: If whilst fasting, water goes down the throat when gargling the mouth or rinsing the nose in Wudhu or Ghusl will the fast break? A: If one was aware that he was fasting at the time the water seeped down the throat or nostril the fast will break. If …

  • 2 July

    Eating Intentionally after thinking one’s Fast has Broken

    Q: After eating forgetfully a fasting person intentionally ate assuming that his fast had already broken. Does the fast now become nullified? If so will Qadha as well as Kaffarah become Waajib or only Qadha? A: The fast will now become nullified. Only Qadha will be Waajib. (وإن أفطر خطأ) …

  • 2 July

    Eating Forgetfully while Fasting

    Q: If a person forgetfully eats while fasting does his fast break? A: The fast will not break by forgetfully eating or drinking. (إذا أكل الصائم أو شرب أو جامع) حال كونه (ناسيا) في الفرض والنفل (الدر المختار 2/394) إذا أكل الصائم أو شرب أو جامع ناسيا لم يفطر ولا …

  • 2 July

    Inhaling the Smoke of Incense Sticks unintentionally whilst Fasting

    Q: If a person whilst fasting unintentionally inhales the smoke of incense sticks will the fast be nullified? A: If whilst fasting, the smoke was inhaled unintentionally the fast will not break. If the smoke was inhaled intentionally the fast will break. Only Qadha will be Waajib. (أو دخل حلقه …

  • 2 July

    Smoking while fasting

    Q: Does smoking invalidate the fast? If so, will both qadha and kaffarah be necessary or only qadha? A: Smoking in the state of fasting nullifies the fast. It will be waajib (compulsory) upon one to keep qadha for the broken fast as well as kaffarah. ومفاده أنه لو أدخل …

  • 2 July

    Compensating for fasts missed due to illness

    Q: Due to illness a person is unable to fast. How does he compensate for the missed fasts? A: A person who is terminally ill and is unable to fast will compensate by giving fidyah for each missed fast. The amount of fidyah is equal to Sadaqatul fitr. If the …

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