Do I Need to Send Blessings Upon the Prophet During the Prayer When I Hear His Name?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Do I need to say “sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam” when hearing the Prophet’s name recited in prayer? Is my prayer invalidated by merely thinking about him (peace be upon him)? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. 1. When the Qur’an is recited, […]

In Need of Asthma Medication: Is My Fast Broken?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As Salaamu Alaikum. My asthma has flared up this Ramadan. I use inhalers every 4 to 6 hours. Is my fast broken even though they are inhaled? I have a persistent cough if I don’t use them. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in […]

Cleaning Oneself After Using the Restroom: Its Effect on Fasting and How to Do it and Maintain Wudu If You Have a Chronic Excuse

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My friend has a chronic problem with constipation and hernias. One of the ways he has found to help treat his condition is to use a bidet to thoroughly clean the area after every bowel movement. He uses the stream of water on a really high setting for […]

Being in a State of Major Ritual Impurity: Does it Invalidate My Fast?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: When fasting, on occassions I have had a wet dream, for example after fajr, although this does not break my fast, I then go back to sleep until I wake up a couple a hours later, this is because mainly due to laziness on my part due to my […]

Applying Medicine to One’s Teeth: Does it Invalidate the Fast?

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: I’ve had to have one of my front teeth taken out and have to wait for a few weeks til they can put in a new tooth; so they have put in a temporary tooth which has to be replaced every week (because it falls out). Walking around without […]

Accidental & Forgetful Breaking of the Fast: What Is the Difference?

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: I am completely confused by the concept of accidental break up of fast and forgetfulness during fasting. Could you please clarify? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahimi Many people get confused between these three categories. But they are quite simple once one gives it a little thought. There are three […]

Using Chapstick While Fasting

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: i was wondering if chapstick when tasted  with the mouth and then the saliva swallowed would break the fast. would you recommended to avoid chapstick when fasting? Answer: Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, Using chapsticks or lip moisteners will not break the fast. These are applied on the lip, and the […]

“Principles on What Invalidates the Fast”

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Swallowing Blood in One’s Mouth: Does it Invalidate My Fast?

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: I just have a question regards to blood in the mouth. Does it invalidate the fast to swallow blood in the mouth? Answer: Walaikum Salam Warahmatullah, Bleeding in the mouth will only invalidate the fast if one swallows saliva when the majority of the saliva is reddish. One is […]

Pap Smear Test: Will it Invalidate One’s Fast?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Is it permissible for a woman to have a pap smear while fasting? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. Taking a pap-smear test, which involves placing a speculum into the vagina of a female, would not break the fast according to sound and followable positions within the […]