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Constantly Bleeding Gums & Fasting

Answered by Waseem Hussain Question: My gums always bleeds when I’m sleeping. This always invalidates my wudu, since the saliva is red. I also heard that if I swallow unintentionally the red saliva, my fast is broken. I don’t know what to do and it creates hardship for me, and I have another strong problem, […]

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Excessive Praise Of People

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question:Is it true that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said to throw dust on the face of someone who gives praise to us? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, al-Miqdad (Allah be pleased with him) said that, “The […]

Smelling Perfume While Fasting

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: It is said that anything with a perceptible body can invalidate one’s fast. How does that relate to perfume, and what can one do when outside where people are perfumed? Answer: Walaikum Salam Warahmatullah, Smelling perfume does not invalidate the fast. Smelling something does not necessarily entail that something […]

Ramadan: Injections, Eye Drops, And Doubts

Answered by SeekersGuidance Team Question: Do the following break the fast: [a] eye drops [b] injections [c] nicotine patches? Also, what if water went into one’s ear while showering or rinsing his mouth? Answer: The fast is only nullified when a substance enters the body cavity through a recognized point of entry, such as the […]

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Pregnant Women & Fasting

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari & Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I know for many women who breast feed, they need to keep hydrated so that they are able to produce milk to feed their child. What do you suggestion one should do when wanting to fast but yet still breast feeding? What suggestions can you […]

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When Is Laylat al-Qadr?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: When is Laylat al-Qadr? Answer: Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and sincerity, shall have all their past sins forgiven.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Abu Sa`id al-Khudri (Allah be […]

Imam Nawawi On Fighting The Ego (Nafs)

Fighting the Ego (Jihad an-Nafs) By Imam Nawawi (may Allah be pleased with him) Imam Shafi`i said, may God have mercy on him: “Only the sincere one (mukhlis) knows hypocrisy (riya’).” This means that it is impossible to know the reality of hypocrisy and see its hidden shades except for one who resolutely seeks sincerity. […]

Intention: Validity And Sincerity

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I am confused about making an intention, a valid intention, and how to please Allah with my intention. Can you please help me? Answer: Assalamu alaikum, The place of the intention is the heart, such that one has the firm determination and resolve when one is about to start […]