Is Fasting in a State of Ritual Impurity Due to Masturbation Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If a person is impure due to masturbation but does not masturbate during the fast will his fast and prayers be valid? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, your fast would be valid in such a case because ritual purity is not a condition for the validity of […]

Is an Expiation Necessary for Not Fasting During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, A Muslim, ignorant of the importance of fasting in Ramadan, did not fast nor make the intention to fast for many years. After repenting he calculated he had missed about 400 fasts in his life. Does he have to make up the 400 fasts? Is an expiation […]

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 […]

I Almost Committed Adultery While Fasting-Is an Expiation Necessitated?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, Does reaching an orgasm by rubbing my private parts against someone else while fasting for Ramadan require an expiation? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. You need only to make up this day of fasting (qada’). […]

Is It Permissible to Avoid to Inhale Water in the Nose During Wudu When Fasting?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, When fasting I don’t inhale water into my nose during wudu, I just wash my nose by putting water into it without inhaling it. Is it ok? Also are my previous fasts valid as before I always sniffed water when doing wudu? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa […]

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 […]

Is Making a Verbal Intention a Condition for the Validity of the Fast?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Last night during suhoor when I usually make intentions, verbally, to fast, I had not. But doesn’t the act of suhoor indicate what I’d be doing the following morning (fasting) and therefore reflect the intention I had at heart? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Does Using Oxygen Masks, CPAP Machines, Inhalers or IV Break My Fast? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Does using oxygen mask, cpap machines or inhalers break the fast? Is it permissible to use intravenous injections for nutritional support or anesthesia? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, In the Shafi’i school, inhaling air does not break the fast. Using any of the instruments for inhaling […]