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 30, 2023 3 mins

Can I Stop Fasting on Thursdays to Follow My Training Schedule?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I habitually fast on my current free day, Thursday. I started extra strength training to improve my amateur Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu performance as well, but this requires a diet regime and forfeiting my fasting. This is my coach’s advice. Some of the Salaf preferred not to fast for their voluntary […]
January 25, 2023 2 mins

Does the Use of a Nasal Spray Make the Fast Invalid?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I have had a dry nose, and I used nose drops (Sesame oil) while fasting. I was spraying this in my nose. I later found out that nose oil invalidates the fast. However, I didn’t know this while using the nose oil. My question is, do I have to […]
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, […]