Breaking Fast without Knowing the Rules

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about making up broken fasts. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I had a question related to how I can make up missed fasts.  I’ve always fasted since I’ve hit puberty.  But due to an increased sexual desire when I was a youth, I often masturbated while fasting and […]

I Accidentally Ate After Fajr. Does My Fast Count?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum During Ramadan I jumped out of bed a bit disoriented believing Fajr didn’t enter and ate a piece of watermelon before realising I did consume that piece of watermelon after Fajr. Do I need to make it up? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. […]

Does Swallowing Dry Skin Break the Fast?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Does swallowing dry skin which comes from the lips after licking them break the fast? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, If you actually swallow a piece of skin from your lips or elsewhere, and it is not just a doubt or otherwise, your fast would be […]

What Is the Ruling Regarding the One Who Intentionally Breaks Their Fast During Ramadan? [Shafi’i]

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum What is the ruling regarding the one who intentionally breaks their fast during Ramadan? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] Repentance for Omitting an Obligatory Fast The one who intentionally and willfully breaks their fast during Ramadan is required to: i) hasten in repentance to Allah, the Blessed and Exalted; ii) […]

Should I Avoid to Fast on the Day of Arafat to Avoid to Make Guests Feel Uncomfortable?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum My family has invited guests over on the day of Arafat and so my parents have told me that none of us can fast as it will make the guests feel uncomfortable. However I feel guilty and was wondering whether it would still be better to fast as […]

How to Make up Broken Fasts From Ramadan Through Eating or Masturbation? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: If my Ramadan’s fast was once vitiated by voluntary intake of food and drink, and another fast was vitiated by masturbation, does the expiation of 60 days of fasting cover it all? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I pray that you are well. Willfully breaking a fast in Ramadan by consuming […]

Is Water Entering the Nose or Ears during Ablution Excused While Fasting? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu alaykum There have been many fasts during which water has gone up my nose while performing wudu. Each time I’d apply water to my face then it would go up my nose to the extent at which the fast would break. Likewise whashing the side of my face […]