What Should Do About Missed Days of Fast Due to Dialysis?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have been diagnosed with ESRD. I was extremely sick last year and did not fast. I paid the fidyah for all my missed fasts of the past. This year I feel much better. I can only fast on my off days from dialysis. After Ramadan do […]

“Principles on What Invalidates the Fast”

Principles on What Invalidates the Fast by Sidi Waseem Hussain Link to “Principles on What Invalidates the Fast”

Breaking One’s Fast Due to Weakness & Migranes

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: I have two questions: (a) If one cannot fast because they are weak or think that he/she may end up breaking it, how are they supposed to make up for it? (b) If someone suffers from migrane headaches, is he/she considered sick and skip fasting as one never know […]

The Complete Guide to Fasting

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahimi The Fiqh Of Fasting In the Hanafi Madhhab by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Companion Abdullah ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) […]

Pregnancy & Making Up Fasts: Does She Really Have To?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: There was a recent post stating that women who are pregnant must make up their fast. This differs greatly from something that I’d read in another book. I am confused and would greatly appreciate your feedback. Answer: assalamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah The position of the four schools, based on […]

Eating After Dawn & Breaking The Fast For An Invitation

Answered by Sidi `Abd al-Rahim Reasat Question: Is expiation or just a make-up required for breaking the fast (intentionally) in the following circumstances: (a) rising (unintentionally) after Fajr time has arrived, and then taking suhur out of physical necessity, or (b) breaking the fast for a meal in which would be highly offensive not to […]

When Does An Illness Allow One To Break The Fast?

Answered by Salman Younas Question: How do we determine whether our illness permits us to break the fast? Answer: I pray you are well and in the best of health. It is permitted to break the fast when suffering from an illness if a person reasonably: [1] Fears an increase in one’s illness, [2] Fears […]