Fasting for Pregnant and Nursing Women

1. What is the hukm of fasting in Ramadaan for a pregnant woman? It remains obligatory, unless the woman genuinely fears harm, with near surety, or sickness for herself or for the child. “Genuine fear” is that which is based…
Mistakes during Ramadaan

Too much stress on food and drink For some people, the entire month of Ramadaan revolves around food. They spend the ENTIRE day planning, cooking, shopping and thinking about only food, instead of concentrating on Salaah, Qur’aan and other acts…
Benefits of fasting in Ramadaan

Fasting has its advantages from the point of view of health and hygiene. Islam wants a Muslim to be healthy, clean, alert, agile and energetic. “Fast to be healthy,” had said the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). And physicians today acknowledge the…
Duaa of a fasting person

Once Moosa (AS) asked Allah Taala: O Allah ! you have granted me the honour and privilege of talking to you directly, Have you given this privilege to any other person? Allah Taala replied, O Moosa during the last period…
Is it permissible to fast without praying?

Answer : Praise be to Allaah. No good deeds will be accepted from one who does not pray – no zakaah, no fasting, no Hajj or anything else. Al-Bukhaari (520) narrated that Buraydah said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and…
Niyyah for making Iftaar at someone’s place

Recite: أَفْطَرَ عِنْدَكُمُ الصَّائِمُونَ وَأَكَلَ طَعَامَكُمُ الْأَبْرَارُ وَصَلَّتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ “May the fasting persons make Iftari with you, the righteous partake in your meals and the angels send mercy on you”. (Hisnul Hasin Ibn Maja)
Niyyah for breaking fast

Recite: اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ صُمْتُ وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ أَفْطَرْتُ “O Allah, I have fasted for You and from the sustenance given by You, I break the fast”. (Abu Dawood)