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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

Feeding poors to make up missed fasting if one will be able to fast later on

Question: I have just had a gastric bypass surgery, and in this month of Ramadan do I need to feed a fasting person or a poor person because I am

​Being sure that gases pass out even while one is not praying

Question: May Allah bless you. I read that If someone feels like passing of gas, while praying, it doesn’t break the wudhu if sound or smell doesn’t come. Does this

​Having doubts regarding wudu while praying

Question: What should do a person when he starts to have doubts as to whether he has wudu or not while praying? Zaynab El-Kateb: In case of wudu you act

​Doubts while making wudu

Question: If a person is in doubt if he had washed his left hand during ablution when he was wiping the head, does he repeat the whole wudhu once more?

Making wudu and praying with makeup

Question: Is it allowed to perform wudu wearing makeup which is not water-resistant or should we remove it before? Is it allowed to pray wearing makeup? Zaynab El-Kateb: If you

​Passing hands over ponytail during wudu

Question: Is my ablution correct when passing my wet hand on my head my hair is all up in a pony tail? Do I need to leave my hair loose

Removing earrings for wudu

Question: Do we require to remove earrings or ear studs before ghusl or wudhu to ensure water pass through the ear piercing (hole) or to ensure water touch the ear

​The ruling on making up prayers missed intentionally

Question: I missed some Fajr and Isha prayers due to sleep. Also, sometimes I thought I was on my period, so I stopped praying, but later I realized it was

Combining prayers due to a medical visit

Question: I have to take my son for a dental appointment about 1 hr away from my house. I have to go before asr prayer starts and will have to