May 28, 2023 3 mins

Do I Have to Give an Expiation (Kaffara) for Masturbating Each Day of Ramadan?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I committed many evil acts, such as masturbation and watching bad things during Ramadan. Do I have to give an expiation (kaffara)? I am young and didn’t know that these acts broke the fast. I have knowledgeable people around me, but I am unable to ask, and I didn’t […]
May 21, 2023 3 mins

Should I Pay Fidya (Fasting-Penalty) Again?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question My wife has about 100 days of fasting that accumulated from 2010 – 2020. She has since paid the fidya for it in 2021. In Ramadan of 2021, she added another five days to the missed fasting days. By Ramadan 2022, she could not make up for the 105 missed […]
May 19, 2023 2 mins

Does Intentionally Swallowing a Solid Mucus That Enters One’s Throat Invalidat...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I sniffed solidified mucus (i.e., snot) from my nose, which went directly down my throat/entered my mouth and was intentionally swallowed. Is it going to break my fast? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. I pray you are in good faith and health. Solidified […]
May 14, 2023 2 mins

How Does Traveling across Countries with Disparate Ramadan Dates Affect One’s ...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I began my fast in Saudi Arabia and then traveled to South Africa (where Ramadan was declared a day later), where I will remain till the end of Ramadan. If Ramadan is 29 days, do I have to fast on the 30th day in South Africa? If Ramadan is for […]