February 4, 2023 1 min

Does the COVID-19 Swab Break the Fast?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question Does the Covid-19 swab break the fast? Answer In the Shafi’i school, one’s fast is broken if something goes into one’s nose and passes past the cartilage. So too, if something enters one’s mouth and down one’s throat, it breaks the fast. To point the substance/object would have to […]
February 1, 2023 2 mins

Do Both Parties Have to Pay the Expiatory Payment for Nullifying a Fast?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question Can you explain the expiatory payments (fidya) in shafi’i fiqh? Do you both have to pay fidya and make up the fast for previous years? Or do you only pay fidya? What do you do when you don’t remember the days you missed in previous years, about 6 and […]
January 24, 2023 2 mins

Are My Previous Makeup (Qada) Fasts Valid If I Didn’t Specify Each?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question After puberty, if I missed a fast due to menstruation, I used to make it up with the intention that it was the qada fast of Ramadan, without specifying whether it was the last or first fast that I was making up. Are my previous makeup fasts still valid, […]
January 23, 2023 3 mins

How to Expiate for Fasts I Have Broken over the Years?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question I have broken the fasts of Ramadhan for probably seven years without any valid reason, but I do not remember the exact number of days and years. I have broken, for example, 1 day in the first year, 20 days in another year, 15 days in the next, and […]