Combining a missed fast of Ramadhan with Aashuraa’

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Question: Does while fasting on 9th &10th or 10th &11th of Muharram, we can also have the intention of missed fast of ramadan? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. If one wishes to fulfil a missed fast of Ramadhan, his primary intention must be to make up the missed fast. It is then hoped that he will also gain the reward for fasting on … [Read more...]

Can one get the reward of fasting six days of Shawwal outside of Shawwal?

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Question:  Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allahi Wa Barakatuh I hope you’re doing well and staying healthy. I wanted to write to you about a question I have been pondering for quite some time. As we know, it is the month of Shawwal, and the person who fasts for six days during this month gets the reward that is equivalent to fasting the entire year. If you miss the Shawwal fast, will you have to wait an entire year for the next Shawwal or are … [Read more...]

Dual Intent [Qadha of Ramadhan with the fast of Shawwaal]

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Question:  Can a woman combine Qadha fast of Ramadan and 6 fasts of Shawwaal together in her Niyyah?  Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Respected Sister in Islam, Rasulullaah ﷺ said: ‏”‏ مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ ثُمَّ أَتْبَعَهُ سِتًّا مِنْ شَوَّالٍ فَذَلِكَ صِيَامُ الدَّهْر‏”‏ أخرجه مسلم (١١٦٤)، وأبو داود (٢٤٣٣)، والترمذيّ (٧٥٩) “Whoever observes … [Read more...]

Qadha of Ramadhan first or 6 fasts of Shawwaal

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Question:  Should a person first make up for Ramadan (qadha) or can he first fast 6 days of Shawwal? Which is better? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. It is permissible to fast six fasts of Shawwal before making up for the missed fasts. [1] However, it is better to prioritize an obligation (missed fasts) over a Nafl (fasting six days in … [Read more...]

Using toothpaste whilst Fasting

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Question: Salaams. I was asking is my fast valid if I brushed using toothpaste at fajr time? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Brushing teeth in itself will not nullify the fast as nothing is ingested but tasted. Accordingly, it will be makrooh to use toothpaste and should be avoided. One should use a miswāk instead. If any of the toothpaste is … [Read more...]

Fasting only on 10th of Muharram (Ashura)

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Question: salamualaikum Maulana Sahib On Ashura do you have to fast on both days 9th and 10th or is one day enough? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Respected Brother Consider the following hadith: وحَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، وَأَبُو كُرَيْبٍ، قَالَا: حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي ذِئْبٍ، عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ … [Read more...]