Do I Have to Give Expiatory Payments for the Missed Prayers of a Family Member?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If someone from my family members does not pray or fast do I have to give expiatory payments (fidya) for their missed prayers and fasts? Answer: assalamu alaykum There is no obligation upon you to give expiatory payments (fidya) on behalf of family members from your own […]

Zakat on Properties and Reaching Ramadan Owing Fasts

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, (1) I have two properties overseas under my name. I have school debt, cash, and no income. I live with my husband and he provides for me, as well as my father. He also has some savings in the bank. How should I/we calculate the zakat for […]

Must I Fast 180 Days as Expiation for 3 Broken Fasts?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: 1. I broke 2-3 fasts without any valid reason during the month of Ramadan at about age 17 in ignorance. Do i have to have 180 fasts continuously as expiation? 2. For about 2-3 Ramadans I served dates to those who fast in the Masjid and the residue stuck […]

Questions Regarding Make-Up Prayers and Make-Up Fasts

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I started praying at age of 11. However i was still learning how to pray properly. I have decided to start reading make-up (qada’) salah for the previous years due to making possible mistakes during the past 9 years. I would like to know when is it permissible in […]

Dealing with Death: Inward & Outward Manners

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My grandmother is about to die, it seems. How does one deal with death? What can I do for her? Answer: Walaikum assalam, Inwardly: 1. Patience, 2. Submission to the Divine Will, 3. Reflection on the fleetingness of live, 4. Taking admonition for one’s own situation. Shaddad ibn Aws […]

Do I Have To Make Up Missed Fasts Within A Year?

Answered by Faraz Rabbani Question: I had missed fasts which I did not make up before the next Ramadan began. Have I missed my opportunity to make them up and do i know have to pay fidya? What if I had an excuse? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. In the […]