A Ramadan Reader: A Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

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Delaying an Expiation Fast

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if it is sinful to delay an expiation fast for breaking an oath. Is it sinful to delay fast for an oath expiation? Yes, it is considered to be religiously sinful to delay the mandatory expiation (kaffara) of a nullified oath (yamin), unless you have a reasonable excuse to do […]

Kaffara for Broken Oath If Genuinely Forgotten

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers a question about expiation for broken oaths. I have been gaining weight recently. In an attempt to curb that, I made an oath to Allah, saying “Wallahi, I will not drink any soda for the month of December.” However, at work, I just went about my day and having completely forgotten […]

Diya for Car Accident Resulting in Death

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about paying blood money and expiation due to the accidental death of someone. If a Muslim is involved in a traffic collision which results in the death of an individual is he liable for diya and kaffara? Usually, if a person unintentionally kills another, he is expected to pay the […]

Is One Expiation (Kaffara) Enough for Several Contraventions During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I performed an expiation (60 consecutive fasts) for a contravention in Ramadan which didn’t require an expiation. Can I use this expiation I performed for another contravention which, this time, does require an expiation? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, One expiation (kaffara) suffices for all previous major […]

Is My Fast Broken If I Accidentally Swallow Water?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is my fast broken if I accidentally swallow water? Should I have to start again the expiation from the beginning if this happens whilst fasting for an expiation? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you well, insha’Allah. (1) Yes, if you accidentally […]

Should I Really Restart From the Beginning an Expiation If I Fail to Perform It Consecutively? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, During Ramadan I broke one fast and I know I need to fast for 60 consecutive days as expiation. I failed. Does that mean I have to start again? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, When is Performing the Expiation Obligatory? If a man breaks his Ramadan […]

Do Any of these Acts Break My Expiation[Kaffara] Fast?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalam alaikam I am doing kaffarah (expiation) fast and done one month already but i have a lot of doubts about the validity of my kaffarah and keep worrying if I must restart it because i am already struggling. Does one of these following scenarios invalidates my fast? 1) […]

Breaking One’s Fast by Masturbation and the Emission of Pre-Ejaculate in Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: As-Salāmu `Alaykum Before converting to Islam I masturbated regularly. I understand it is prohibited in Islam and I have tried to cut down. However, sometimes I slip into old habits and give in to my desires. My question is, in Ramadan, if one was to masturbate in the Maliki […]

The Effect of Likening the Wife to the Mother on Marriage

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I have a question in relation to my husband making a statement such as “you are like your mother”. The story of Khawla Bin Tha’labah it is narrated that her husband once made a statement to her that she is like his mother. I won’t write the whole story […]