Fast (Shafii)

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 […]
January 17, 2023 5 mins

When Should One Commence Fasting?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question The Quran is very clear on when to stop eating for Suhur. “Until you see the white thread (true dawn) and when the dawn is visible, stop eating.” I’m not sure about the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) using the degree calculation method for dawn and sunrise […]
January 17, 2023 2 mins

Will Vaping Make Fasting Invalid?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Does vaping invalidate fasting? If I vape forty days before Ramadan, will it invalidate my fasts? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to that which is pleasing to Him. Amin. Vaping while fasting will break one’s fast […]
December 29, 2022 1 min

Does Getting Vaccinations on Fasting Days Invalidate One’s Fast?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Does taking the Covid (and other) vaccines break one’s fast? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. Intramuscular or intravenous medicine injections do not break one’s fast, and Allah knows best. [Keller, Reliance of the Traveler] I pray that this benefits. [Shaykh] Irshaad Sedick Checked and […]