Expiatory Fasts: Time of Intention and How Many Are Due

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If one makes an intention to offer expiatory fast for a transgression committed in Ramadan is it valid before fajr ? Also, one or two hours before fajr if one is worried due to misgivings (waswasa) that his intention wasn’t correct, is it ok if he says the intention […]

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, […]

Is Your Ramadan Fast Still Valid If You Stop Eating and Make Your Intention to Fast Between Fajr and Islamic Midday?

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: I was told that in Ramadan it is permissible to keep your fast before midday, providing you do not eat or drink. However if you eat, close your fast, then ejaculate and have a ghusl before midday and renew your intention to fast, would your fast be valid? Answer: […]

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) […]

Fasting & Intention

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Up until what time can one make an intention to fast? Answer: The intention in fasting can be made anytime until the Islamic mid-day, which is half-way between the entry time of Fajr and Maghrib. This is roughly around an hour before Zuhr. An intention may also be made […]