Fast (Shafii)

September 23, 2023 3 mins

Is It Permissible for Me to Postpone Making Up My Missed Fasts?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I am a student with limited time for religious studies, and I plan to gradually study the fiqh of fasting according to the Shafi‘i Madhab. Consequently, I have been postponing my qadha fasts. Previously, I followed the Hanbali Madhab, which allows the delay of qadha fasts until the next Ramadan. […]
September 18, 2023 5 mins

Does the Waxing Getting Done by Another Woman Break My Fast?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question During Ramadan, I went to a salon to wax my private area-done by another woman. Does that invalidate my fast? Is there a punishment for that? Answer Waxing your private area by another woman does not invalidate your fast, but it is unlawful. A Muslim woman may expose herself […]
September 16, 2023 2 mins

Does Inhaling Steam Break My Fast?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question 1) If someone was pouring out water from hot rice and steam was coming out, and then one took a deep inhale, (but not fully aware and forgot that one was fasting for a second-cooking as routinely as one does)- does this break the fast?  2) What if one […]
August 13, 2023 2 mins

Can I Change the Opinions I Follow Regarding the Rules of Fasting?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question By default, I follow the Shafi‘i madhab for my acts of worship. Suppose that in Ramadan 2022, while following the Shafi‘i madhab, I had ten fasts that were not valid because I swallowed phlegm that had entered my mouth. After Ramadan 2022, I decided to take the dispensation from the […]