Do I Have to Repeat All the Prayers for Which I Didn’t Wash My Nose During the Ritual Bath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaikum For years I have performed the ritual bath (ghusl) during fasting without washing the inside of my nose. Do I have to repeat all my prayers prayed in this way? Answer:Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The Shafi`i school deems the bath (ghusl) of somebody who does not wash […]

What Should I Do to Make up Fasts Missed Because of My Addiction to Masturbation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I missed about 12-13 fasts last year due to my addiction to masturbation. What should I do to make up these fasts? Also could you please give me advices on how to get rid of this addiction? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I […]

Is My Fast Broken If I Accidentally Swallow Water?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is my fast broken if I accidentally swallow water? Should I have to start again the expiation from the beginning if this happens whilst fasting for an expiation? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you well, insha’Allah. (1) Yes, if you accidentally […]

Can I Join My Intentions for Expiation and Fulfilling a Vow in the Same Fasts?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, During my teens, I missed 6 fasts intentionally. I understand that I need to make up these fasts and also fast for 60 consecutive days. More recently, I was faced with some difficulties, I turned to God for help and I vowed to keep 60 fasts […]

How Can Someone Too Old to Fast Can Make up Deliberately Missed Fasts During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, A lady who is old now and can’t fast anymore had not fasted for years when she was young. Also, when she started fasting, she didn’t make up for the days she couldn’t fast due to menstruation and now wants to make up for all those […]

Should I Really Restart From the Beginning an Expiation If I Fail to Perform It Consecutively? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, During Ramadan I broke one fast and I know I need to fast for 60 consecutive days as expiation. I failed. Does that mean I have to start again? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, When is Performing the Expiation Obligatory? If a man breaks his Ramadan […]

Will My Fast Break by Inhaling Incidentally the Steam From a Shower? Up to Where Should I Wash My Mouth and Nose During Ghusl?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum. 1. Will my fast break by inhaling the steam from a shower? 2. Up to where should the mouth and the nose be washed during ghusl? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. […]

Is It Permissible to Not Fast While at My Destination If I Intend to Stay There 6 Days? How Urinary Incontinence Should Be Dealt With Regarding Prayer? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, 1) I intend to travel to another country during Ramadan. I will reach my destination on the afternoon of the 12th of July and stay till the afternoon of the 18th of July (inshaAllah). Would I be permitted not to fast while at my destination? 2) I […]