Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: [1] Does applying cream and powder on the body and face break one’s fast? [2] Can one apply topical medications such as Retin-A that are absorbed by the skin? Answer: [1] No, applying cream and powder to the body does not break one’s fast. The fast is invalidated by […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   Question : Do I have to spend the entire night at the Masjid from Maghrib until after Fajr prayer to get the reward of Laylat al-Qadr? Could I leave early and still receive my blessings of forgiveness from Allah?   Answer : One attains unto the reward of worshipping […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   Question:  If I intentionally corrupted a Ramadan fast, can I feed 60 people 2 meals instead fasting for 2 consecutive months?   Answer:   1. No. If the fast was broken in a way that requires expiation, then for who are able to fast (and being able to fast during […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   Question :What is the ruling for commemorating one’s birthday by fasting on it (like the Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace is reported to have done)?   Answer: It is mentioned in several works that simply commemorating one’s day of birth is not blameworthy, if it is […]

  Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani   Question: I missed some fasts because I was breastfeeding. I was not able to make them up before the next Ramadan because I was still breastfeeding. Do I need to pay an expiation because I have not made them up before the next Ramadan?     Answer:   By […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Would a blood test (having blood drawn through a needle) invalidate my fast? Answer: No, a blood test does not invalidate the fast, as it is merely the taking out of blood. It is only disliked if it could weaken one from being able to fast. The fast […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Is it true that if I get my period during the day, then I still have to complete my fast (even though I still have to make it up in the future)? What if I have ‘broken’ my fast in the past once my period started, ignorant about […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question :  Do the following break one’s ablution: smoking, breastfeeding, nakedness, kissing the opposite gender, a female removing her scarf, and washing impurity of a baby? Answer : 1. Smoking is either blameworthy or prohibited. However, it does not affect the validity of one’s wudu. 2. Nakedness, washing a baby’s […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Could you please list all the nullifiers of ablution according to the Hanafi school? What about touching non-mahram women directly? Answer : It is stated in Gifts of Guidance (‘al-Hadiyya al-`Ala’iyya), of Allama Ala’ al-Din Abidin: Ritual ablution (wudu) is nullified by: 1. Anything that exits from the […]

Answered by : Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question :   When does bleeding nullify the ritual ablution? What about bleeding from the nose? How do we tell whether the blood “flowed” or not and would this blood be considered pure or filthy?   In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Answer : The condition […]