Hypoglycemia and Ramadan

Answered by Dr. Asim Yusuf Question: As-salaamu Alaykum, I am hypoglycemic. The past few years I have fasted Ramadan but I wasn’t work during Ramadan. This year I will be an intense work during Ramadan which has made me concerned. I have noticed that I can get dangerously dizzy and can “black out.” I am also […]

Long-Term Illness that Prevents Fasting

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I was wondering if you could clarify the following matter regarding fasts. I am currently on medication, I have been taking it since I can remember. I take it twice a day and since it is very strong,I have to drink at least 8 glasses of water per […]

How Can I Benefit From Ramadan When I Can’t Fast Due to Being Ill?

Answered by Ustadha Jameela Jafri Question: Asalamu alaikum.  I have been unable to fast this Ramadan due to illness, which has left me depressed and confused. I have two related questions.What is Ramadan for someone who cannot keep fasts due to illness? And I don’t mean missing one fast but missing the whole of Ramadan. I have […]

Brief Overview of Expiatory Payments (fidya)

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: Can you explain the rules of expiatory payments (fidya) and who it applies to? Answer: Asslamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, The expiatory payment is a special form of charity given to a poor person where one has to pay for each day of missed fasts during Ramadan. For every day of […]

“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) […]

Using Asthma Medication: Is My Fast Invalidated?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I take asthma medication twice a day (morning & evening). Will taking this invalidate my fast? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. May Allah grant us all health and well-being. The entrance of anything with a perceptible body into the body cavity through a recognized entrance, such […]

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 […]

Pregnant Women & Fasting

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari & Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I know for many women who breast feed, they need to keep hydrated so that they are able to produce milk to feed their child. What do you suggestion one should do when wanting to fast but yet still breast feeding? What suggestions can you […]