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Renovating the intention for a worship which is an habit

Question: A person performs an act of worship until it becomes a habit (e.g. cooking for family for sake of Allah), does a person need to renew intention for that

Drinking what is left whilst hearing adhan for fajr when fasting

Question: If I’m drinking a glass of water then the time of Fajr begins, can I finish drinking it? Zaynab El-Kateb: Yes. If you are holding a glass of water

Making intention of fasting each night

Question: Regarding the intention of fasting the month of Ramadan, what’s the most correct opinion? Making the intention every night or once at the beginning of the month? Zaynab El-Kateb:

Validity of fasting whilst oversleeping for suhoor

Question: Is the fast valid if we made the niyyah (intention) for fasting at night before sleeping but failed to wake up during the fajr adhan and even could not

Finishing menses in the middle of the day in Ramadhan

Question: If a woman finishes her menses in the middle of the day in Ramadan should she fast the rest of the day even though it doesn’t count? Zaynab El-Kateb:

Praying and breaking fast in an airplane

Question: I have to travel maybe during the last day of Ramadan and Allah knows best. If my plane leaves at 4:00 pm (while I’m fasting) and I am sitting

Ruling on making up fast, when you do not remember how many you missed

Question: During my first Ramadan I only fasted some days and missed others due to my menses. I don’t really remember how many days I made up the year after

What is the best act of worship for a wife in Ramadhan?

Question: What is the best act of worship for a wife in Ramadhan? Zaynab El-Kateb: The role of a woman who is a wife or a mother is to take

Not being able to make up fasting due to chronic illness

Question: Somewhere between my 13th and my 25th, I’m not sure, I have not made up my fast of Ramadan (menstrual period) by ignorance. Now due to a chronic illness

Praying tarawih and tahajjud separately in masjid

Question: In the mosque near my accommodation, from the 21st of Ramadan onwards, they are praying 8 rakaat of tarawih, and then tahajjud of 4 rakaat and only then 3