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...]

My wife has missed fast in Ramadan

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Question My wife has missed fast in Ramadan either during pregnancy (late stages), breast feeding in its early stages or childbirth during Ramadan. If the missed fast were for valid reasons besides periods, is she allowed to give Kafara for the missed fast. Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. Your wife will have to keep Qadhaa … [Read more...]

if one masterbated while fasting

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Question 1) if one masterbated while fasting, is the fast broken or mukrooh? 2) ) if a man gives his wife talaaq in writing only, not verbally, is the marriage still over? Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. The fast will be broken and you will have to keep a Qadha Fast to compensate. Talaq is valid whether issued … [Read more...]