Fasting – Ramadhan

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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,

I cannot find poor Muslims to give fideyah to

Question: I am not fasting this Ramadan most likely as I am breastfeeding. How do I compensate for it (how do i feed one poor person per day) it is

Fideyyah is not for missed fastings due to menses

Question: I am pregnant. Last year I didn’t fast 7 days due to menstruation. Now I couldn’t fast those missed days due to my pregnancy. I read a fatwa of

What dua should we make on the last days of Ramadan

Question: What is the correct manner of making dua in the last days of Ramadan? Should we ask for forgiveness/repent (istighfaar) a lot or ask that Allah gives us something

Holding community iftaar in the masjid

Question: I wanted to know about holding community iftars in masajid for sisters as a means to bond and keep sisterhood ties. Is this allowed or shall we keep away