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

  Preparing for Ramadan The Complete Guide to Fasting Imam Tahir’s 5 Simple Steps to Prepare for Ramadan Preparing For Ramadan Advice from Habib Umar bin Hafiz Ramadan Detox‬‏ for a Healthy Ramadan 40 Hadiths on Ramadan Tarawih Can I Pray 8 Rakats for Tarawih? Should We Stop Praying Tarawih Once the Qur’an is Completed? […]

Making up Prayers and Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clears up some confusion regarding making up missed fasts and prayers. I’ve been reading your answers about making up broken fasts. In the Ramadan Reader it says we must fast sixty consecutive days for any deliberately broken fasts. But in the answers section it says no expiation is stipulated, however all broken […]

Do I Need to Make up My Missed Fasts Before next Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I missed 3 fasts in the month of ramadan due to masturbation. Do I need to make up my missed fasts before next Ramadan?  Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, No, it is not a condition of validity to make up your missed fasts (qada’) before the subsequent Ramadan. Similarly, […]

How Should I Repair Missed Fast Due to Illness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, The previous ramadan I have missed 26 fasts due to abdominal pain so I was advised to feed 26 poor people. Should I do this or is there an expiation to perform? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. No, if […]

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 […]

Dealing With a Terminal Illness and Impending Death

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a family member who is suffering from a terminal illness and does not have long to live. I would like to know what a person in this situation should focus on with regards to their Islamic worship during the last months of life e.g seek forgiveness, […]

Not Fasting Due to a Chronic Condition Requiring Medication

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I’ve not fasted in Ramadan since i had an illness at the age of 12.  I’m 38 now and still on medication. The illness can become worse if i stop taking the medicine i.e 2 to 3 times a day.. I have tried keeping fast before, but every […]

Making Up for Fasts Missed Due to Illness and Menstruation

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I was never aware that you have to make up fasts missed (because of illness or in my case menstruation) during Ramadan until this past month.  I have missed a few weeks worth of fasts over the years. If I know I had to make them up and […]

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 […]

Can My Sister Pay Expiatory Payments (fidya) For Missed Fasts Due To Her Diabetes?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My sister-in-law has been diagnosed with diabetes and advised by her doctor not to fast. Does she have to fast? How much expiation does she have to pay if she cannot? Answer: I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. 1. It is not an […]