Fasting and Ramadhan

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Who Is A Poor Muslim

Question: I didn’t fast last Ramadhan because I was pregnant. I am currently pregnant again and I have to feed poor Muslims (in compensation) however, I don’t know the description

What Should We Focus on During Ramadan?

Question: What is better for me as a woman, to focus on during Ramadan? May Allah bless you. Zaynab El-Kateb: In Ramadan we try to have our share from every

Kaffara is only for the chronic ill

Question: If a woman couldn’t keep her missed obligatory fasts, is there any kaffara (expiation) she can do? Kindly advise. May Allah reward you with goodness. Zaynab El-Kateb: Shaikh Ibn

Fasting on the day of travel

َQuestion: I hope this question finds you well and in high iman. My question is, if I plan to travel overseas in Ramadan and the flight is scheduled to leave

Nullifiers of fasting

Question: What are the things or actions that nullify the fasting? Does wearing makeup or parfume in front of non mahaarim nullify it? Zaynab El-Kateb: What nullifies fasting: Eating Drinking

Saying Let the month of Ramadan heal you

Question: Is the statement saying “let the month of Ramadan heal you” correct? I heard it’s shirk because only Allah can heal but the word ”heal” is used literally. Please

Feeling very ill but continuing to fast

Question: Today I was fasting but I had unbearable leg cramps. Alhamdulillah I was able to complete my fast but still the cramps are severe. Do you know anything that

The Meaning of the Word “Ramadan”

Question: What is the meaning of ‘Ramadan ‘in Arabic, and why is this blessed month called “Ramadan”? Zaynab El-Kateb: The Scholars say that it is originated from the Arabic word

Ruling on how to compensate missed fastings due to breastfeeding or pregnancy

Question: If one couldn’t fast due to delivery, and was unable to fast those before next Ramadan, what is the ruling of making them up and fidya? Please can you

Making up missed fast due to pregnancy

Question: Shall a woman make up her missed fasts due to pregnancy? Or can she feed poor people instead? Zaynab El-Kateb: There is a difference in Scholars’ opinion regarding this,