Is There an Expiation for Breaking Fasts Outside of Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I forgot I was making up a fast and committed a sin of watching filth and masturbating. I broke my fast because there was ihtilaam (wet dream). On another occasion while keeping a voluntary fast outside the month of Ramadan I masturbated intentionally. Do I have to do kaffara (expiation)?  Answer: Assalam alaykum wa […]

Accidentally Breaking the Fast and When to Make the Intention to Fast

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: [1] When one’s fast is invalidated by an accident, how does one behave? Can they eat and drink or do they act like how you have described how a person who deliberately breaks their fast should. I.e. by refraining from food and drink. [2] When fasting outside of Ramadhan, […]

Accidental & Forgetful Breaking of the Fast: What Is the Difference?

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: I am completely confused by the concept of accidental break up of fast and forgetfulness during fasting. Could you please clarify? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahimi Many people get confused between these three categories. But they are quite simple once one gives it a little thought. There are three […]