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Fasting – Ramadhan

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Making up missed fasts during short days

Question: Is it allowed to make up my missed days of Ramadan in shortest days? Zaynab El-Kateb: Yes, the Scholars said that Muslims living in countries with very long fasting

Combining one’s intention in fasting

Question: When a person decides to fast a few days with the intention of fasting for Allah’s sake but also to lose weight, is this considered a type of shirk?

Following the adhan for fajr or waiting for the white thread

Question: When do you stop eating suhoor? When the fajr adhan is given or when the white thread appears? In Australia, the adhan is given much earlier than when the

Speaking out the intention to fast

Question: Do we speak out our intention to fast? Is there a special supplication to say before fajr or at Iftar time? Zaynab El-Kateb: As a ruling we do not

To fast or not during easy travel

Question: Is it more beloved to Allah that we don’t fast whilst travelling even if we expect the journey to be easy in shaa Allah? Or is it better to

Supplicating at the time of breaking the fast

Question: What about the claim of supplicating (making duaa) at the time of breaking the fast (iftar)? Is it correct? Zaynab El-Kateb: Shaikh Ibn Al-Uthaymin said that for the fasting

Combining intentions fasting in Arafah

Question: Can we combine intention for our missed fard fasts with nafil fasts (like 9 days of Dhul Hijjah, Monday, Thursday, ashura, the three white days of each month). So

Making up missed fastings same date we missed them

Question: Does missed fasting have to be done the way it was missed eg one misses 5th day due to menses and 27th day due to sickness so when fasting

Making up invalid fasts if we don’t know how many days we missed

Question: If someone invalidates some of his fasts due to masturbation, but wasn’t aware that such act breaks the fast, and he also doesn’t remember the number of days he

The ruling on making up missed fasts due to pregnancy or breastfeeding

Question: I have been having a lot of difficulty making up my fasts from pregnancy while I am exclusively breastfeeding, and was wondering how long I have to make up