Fasting (Sawm)

Does Acupuncture break the Fast?

Acupuncture while fasting?

Question: Does acupuncture, if it is used to decrease or increase weight, break the fast of one who is fasting? Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Using needles is an ancient Chinese way of reducing …

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Q & A on Sadaqat-ul Fitr

Q & A on Sadaqat-ul Fitr

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Sadaqat-ul Fitr Q. To whom can Sadaqatul Fitr be given? A. Sadaqatul Fitr should preferably be given Muslims who are eligible for Zakaat. (al-Fataawa Hindiyyah) Q. On whom is Sadaqatul Fitr …

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Does burping break the fast?

Does burping break the fast?

Question: Does burping break the fast? Answer: Praise be to Allah. Burping refers to when air comes out from the stomach, making a sound, through the mouth when one is full. Simply burping does not …

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Using Eye Drops while Fasting

Using Eye Drops while Fasting

Question: I need to insert medication into my eye on a daily basis. What is the status of my fast? Answer: The fast is not affected by inserting medication into one’s eye, whether the medicine …

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Removing unwanted hair while fasting

Removing unwanted hair while fasting

Question: Is it permissible to remove unwanted hair/clip nails whilst fasting? Will it make the fast makrooh or break the fast? Answer: Removing unwanted hair or clipping the nails do not cause the fast to …

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Fasting on Miraaj day – 27 Rajab

Fasting on 27 Rajab

Question: Some people believe that the 27th Rajab is a highly blessed night which they called ‘laylat al-mab‘ath’. They claim that it is recommended to have Ghusl (bath) on this day and to observe sawm …

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Ruling on Fasting in Rajab

Fasting in Rajab

Question: I have heard that one must fast on the following days of Rajab, 1st day of Rajab; 1st Friday night (Thursday night in Islam) Night of Wishes; on the 15th day of Rajab; on …

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