Fasting and Ramadhan

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Making fideyah on behalf of the deceased

Question: My father passed away in Rabi Al-Awwal from cancer and because of his cancer he couldn’t fast in Ramadan. What should we do? Do we feed the poor or

​The best type of fast versus fasting everyday

Question: Is it permissible to fast every day as some of the Companions used to? I am aware that the best fast is that of Dawud, peace be upon him.

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

​Fasting Arafah according to Saudia sighting

Question: I want to know if a Muslim were to fast only the day of Arafah, does he do so according to the local moon sighting or according to the

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

Unable to make up fasts due to ill health

Question: A sister still has some days to make up from last Ramadan but when she tries to fast she gets severely ill and has to break her fast. What

A traveller who isn’t fasting eating before leaving home

Question: In the case of not fasting due to travel, may I start my day eating or I eat only at the time of travelling? Zaynab El-Kateb: Yes, if you

Asking forgiveness before Ramadhan

Question: When Ramadan approaches,  many sisters text/email me with a general request for forgiveness for anything they might have done willingly or unwillingly to hurt me or that I disliked