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”

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) […]

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 […]

Pregnancy & Making-Up Missed Fasts

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Does a woman who couldn’t fast during Ramadan because of the pregnancy and suckling have to make up all the days or they is other halal options? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Yes, a pregnant woman who was unable to fast must make up the number of fasts she missed. This […]

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 […]