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Not fasting due to breastfeeding

Question: Can a woman not to fast in Ramadan if she is breastfeeding a 15 months baby who is takes other aliments besides his mother’s milk if she finds it

Making up missed fastings nullified by shirk

Question: When I reached puberty, I was commiting shirk and also fasting without praying, so my fastings were nullified due to this, and I also missed fastings later on due

Finishing menses in the middle of the day in Ramadhan

Question: If a woman finishes her menses in the middle of the day in Ramadan should she fast the rest of the day even though it doesn’t count? Zaynab El-Kateb:

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

A woman going to the musallah (in the masjid) in aid while being in menses

Question: Where I live they will pray salah al aid in the masjid and not in an open space as the Sunnah says. I will be in menses and as

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

Girls staying in a hostel for education

Question: Is it permissible in Islam for girls to stay in a hostel for worldly education? Zaynab El-Kateb: Sheikh Ibn Al-Uthaymin replied that this is an issue which he was