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What is the best act of worship for a wife in Ramadhan?

Question: What is the best act of worship for a wife in Ramadhan? Zaynab El-Kateb: The role of a woman who is a wife or a mother is to take

Not being able to make up fasting due to chronic illness

Question: Somewhere between my 13th and my 25th, I’m not sure, I have not made up my fast of Ramadan (menstrual period) by ignorance. Now due to a chronic illness

Praying tarawih and tahajjud separately in masjid

Question: In the mosque near my accommodation, from the 21st of Ramadan onwards, they are praying 8 rakaat of tarawih, and then tahajjud of 4 rakaat and only then 3

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

Holding Mushaf in nafilah prayers

Question: If a sister is not able to go out for taraweeh and prays at home alone is it allowed for her to hold the Mushaf while she is reciting

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