On That Mid Ramadan Slump – Ustadh Salman Younas

Originally Published: 22/06/2016 With half of Ramadan gone, does your worship feel routine and stale? Is feeling this way making you lazier and less excited about performing more acts of worship? Ustadh Salman Younas says this is not uncommon. This is a challenge that every one of us faces when it comes to our acts of worship. […]

Have I Invalidated My Fasts by Being Confused About Fajr Time?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum On the first day of Ramadan I thought Fajr was at 3.20. In reality it was around 3.00. I’ve only realised this about 5 days later. Now I don’t know for a fact if I ever drank water at the wrong time after Fajr. Are these fasts […]

When Does it Really Become Prohibited to Eat During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum I have read that when fasting one should make sure that between the moment one stops eating and Fajr’s time there is a gap which would allow one to recite 50 verses of the Qur’an . What happens if one stops eating 5 minutes before Fajr? Answer: […]

When is the Exact End Time for the Dawn (Fajr) Prayer?

Question: Assalamaleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I know that the time for suhoor ends 10 minutes before fajr. Does this mean that the time for Isha ends 10 minutes before fajr as well, or can you pray until the start fajr (proper)? Answer: Walaikum Asalaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh. Bismillah. The time of Isha is […]

Maliki View on Stopping Eating 10 Minutes Before Fajr in Ramadan

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: If one follows the madhab of imam Malik, is it permissible to do imsak, i.e. stop eating 10 to 15 minutes before the time of fajr comes in. Every Ramadhan the local mosque adds an extra column to the prayer times schedule. Next to the fajr times it says […]

Brief Miscellaneous Q & A Relating to Fasting

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Q: Is taking a meal before commencing a fast (suhur) necessary in order for a fast to be valid? A: No, Suhur is not necessary. However, it is a virtuous act of Sunnah that should not be missed unnecessarily. Q: […]