Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. It is also the Muslim month of fasting.

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Is it better to donate during Ramadan?

I'd like to donate a substantial amount of money to charity, but it's not anything urgent. My friends recommend that I do it during Ramadan because the donations would be worth more in Ramadan. Is ...
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Are my fasts accepted if I kept them without doing sehri?

While I was in college I had kept most of my ramazan fast without doing the sehri (the eating session before the fajr adhan and keeping of the fast). Questions: Are my fasts valid and accepted if I ...
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Replacing old Ramadan days

Salam brother or sister I was going to ask you some questions about masturbation during ramadan, you see last year I miss 10 days due to my addiction to masturbation and I thought it was ok until now ...
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Is there any rule that husband and wife should control themselves having sex or kisses in the month of Ramadaan.

Assalam Va Allaikum Can husband and wife may continue to carry their love even during the month of Ramazaan? During Ramazaan, are they supposed to keep a little distance? Can I please have any ...
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What types (if any) of sexual activity are permitted during Ramadan?

Of course, engaging in actual sexual intercourse is forbidden during the day during Ramadan. But are other types of sexual activity between a husband and wife permitted? If so, what is permitted and ...
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Paying a ransom if you can't fast

I have 2 very related questions about the following part of the Quran, which is why I am posting them as 1 quection with 2 parts: http://quran.com/2/184 [Fasting for] a limited number of days. So ...
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What constitutes sadaqah al-Fitr?

Someone told me that the Fitr charity must be given in kind and not in cash. Is this the correct view or can one give the equivalent amount in cash? If the Fitr charity is to be paid in kind, does it ...
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Laylatul Qadr and Menses

If a woman is in her menses during the last 10 nights of Ramadhan, can she still hope for reward of Laylatul Qadr if she stays up during the nights and does all the worship allowed for menstruating ...
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Why the exact date of Laylat al-Qadr (night of power) is not specified?

Why the exact date of Laylat al-Qadr is not specified in Islamic resources ? I hear that people say the reason is to fill the last 10 odd nights with ibadah. But I think if it was so, Islam could ...
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A christian friend quoting something related to ramadan

I have this really good friend which he is christian, we had a little argue about fasting in ramadan so he showed me this : > قالَ الربُّ يَسوع: «لا تَهْتَمُّوا لِنَفْسِكُم بِمَا تَأْكُلُون، ...
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Is there a fast of silence in Islam?

I have been wondering, can we muslims keep silence for one or more day as a way of fasting? as it is in many traditions and religions to gain self control and inner peace. I don't mean we do that ...
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Nightmare during Ramadan

I cite from Islam Q&A It was reported from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Towards the end of time, hardly any dreams that the Muslim sees ...
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Working+Travelling during Ramadan

Salam-o-Alikum, I'm a student and this period is the only time where I could do a part-time job to be able to sustain myself for the coming semester since our school is off for 1 month. Now the job ...
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is there anything I can do to make up for missing fasting?

Asalmualaykum I live in the UK and this year the times for fasting ramadan are too long for me to do. I am unable to fast the prescribed times as I will not be able to carry out my duties at work, I ...
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How to fast in the Land of the Midnight Sun?

In tropical countries, we have a good proportion of day and night in 24 hour. So, praying and fasting is somewhat easy for us. In Bangladesh we fast, in most, for 16 hours. But in Sweden, it's ...
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Is it permitted to use perfumes while fasting?

I heard that it is makrooh to use perfumes in ramadan. Does the prophet(PBUH) allowed us to use perfumes(without alcohol) during fasting in ramadan? Please, post some hadiths regarding this.
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Can you use Toothpaste whilst Fasting in Ramadan?

Can we brush our teeth using a toothbrush and toothpaste while fasting?
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Pregnant ladies fasting during the month of Ramadan

I would like to know if a lady is pregnant and its time for ramadan and she cant fast when does she pay her money durning the month any day or the does she pay the first day of ramadan
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Does Taraweeh replace Tahajjud prayer in the Month of Ramadan?

As per my reading I do not find any occurance of the word "Tarawih" in hadith literature , was such a word known at the time of Prophet pbuh or is it that Taraweeh is just a special name given to the ...
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How to Make the Most out of Ramadhan? [closed]

Ramadan has arrived now, and as we all know, Ramadan is the best opportunity for seeking closeness to Allah; and I think sawm (fasting) doesn't suffice and we can do much more. I want to ask: How to ...
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Question about Ramadan

My girlfriend is currently not in the same timezone as I am. So my fasting starts before hers. We usually text during the time I prepare meal etc. and while I eat or after the feast starts she will ...
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Zakat on Gold - 22k or 24k

How exactly do you work out how much zakat you have to give on the gold you own? I understand that you work out the nisab value, and if you have more gold than that, you give 2.5% of the value of the ...
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Is it necessary to complete recitation of entire Qur'an in taraweeh?

A few queries that I have in my mind about taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. Is it necessary to complete recitation of the entire Qur'an during the night prayers? How about if I complete the ...
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Taraweeh prayers at home

This question is about the taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. My question is not about 8 or 20 rak'ahs; rather I wanted to know if it is ok to pray taraweeh prayers at home. Is it ok if I pray the ...
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How many rakats are there for Taraweeh Prayer?

In my nearby masjid they used to pray 20 rakats for taraweeh in ramadan. But one of my friend said that it is bid'ah, the actual no.of rakats for taraweeh prayer is 8. So my question is, what ...
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Heavy jobs and duties as muslims

Assalaamu Alaykum, Many people in my neighborhood do not fast (Sawm) giving reasons such as, they have burdensome jobs they must complete everyday. Whether people who have these jobs such as coal ...
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Who is eligible to receive Sadqa Fitr?

Sadqa fitr is something(money) that we(Muslims) offer at the end of the Ramazan. But it is entirely different from Zakat. May I know what is the amount of Sadqa Fitr that a Muslim should a pay and who ...
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Taking your blood out during ramadan

Hello I want to run some tests in hospital (for my health) and I need to take out my blood for this occasion, I'm wondering is there anything I should look out for (like the blood thing) in order NOT ...
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Start the fast while in a state of Janabah (sexual impurity) and then perform Ghusl later on?

Assalamuallikum, Will i be on fast if i am in a state of Janabah.When do I need to perform Ghusl? Jazak Allah Khair
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Hugging wife in month of Ramadan

I would like to know if it is allowed to hug wife in the month Ramadan in the bed? What's the case with and without fast in the month of Ramadan? Edit / Clarification: I suspect sexual intercourse ...
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Is the night of power (laylat al-qadr) fixed?

Is the night of power (laylat al-qadr) fixed, year to year, or does it change? I've been reading some hadith and the only conclusion I can come to is that whenever it is revealed, to be on ...
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Do I need to pay the Zakat if I am accumulating money for a needy purpose?

Say, for example, that I desperately need to build a house and to do this I am accumulating money. Say after 1 year I have accumulated 10K dollars but that still wont solve my purpose and the expense ...
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Reading vs Listening to the Quran during Ramadan

Does someone who listens to the Quran in Ramadan get the same rewards as one who reads it?
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Can I fast without sehri (suhoor)?

In the month of Ramadan, what should a person who couldn't wake up for suhoor do? Should he continue the fast or should he compensate for it later?
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When should one stop eating and drinking? And what is the ruling on one who has the vessel in his hand when hearing the adhaan?

When exactly must one stop eating and drinking if one is going to fast? Is it the adhaan of Fajr when the muezzin says Allaahu akbar, or what is the exact time? What should I do if the cup is at my ...
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How can I get my 5-a-day during Ramadan?

I find it difficult to eat plenty of fresh fruit, and veggies during the month of Ramadan. I normally eat plenty of fruit during the day and have vegetables with my meal in the evening. However during ...
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Where is the origin of fasting during the holy month Ramadan

What is the origin of fasting during the holy month Ramadan? Is it related to the war of Karbala anyway?
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Observing Ramadan where days are very long

Are Muslim required to observe full day of fasting where days (i.e. day light) is significantly longer than regular days in Arabia. I am referring to northern and southern hemisphere where days are ...
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Is a Muslim allowed to use a Ventoline inhaler or similar medicine inhaler during Ramadan?

Is it allowed for a patient to use a Ventoline inhaler during the fasting of Ramadan? Notice that the disease is chronic, so an inhaler must be used constantly.
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What do I do if I intentionally break my fast?

During the month of Ramadan, I intentionally broke my fast. What should I do to make up for the broken fast?
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Eid: Stipulation of number of days is shar'ee?

Depending on where you live, your city/country/region may celebrate Eid as one day (North America in general), or three days (India/Pakistan and much of the Arab world). As far as I know, there is no ...
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Fasting using hunger control pills?

There are some medicine to help dieting that would control the feeling of hunger. Is using those kinds of dieting pills allowed when fasting?
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Importance of science in moonsighting?

This is especially in reference to moon sighting where a witness report can possibly be in conflict with sound scientific principles. Below is the visibility map of the moon on July 19, 2012 (for ...
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Authentic hadith about multiplication of deeds in Ramadan

In the khutbah today, the shaykh mentioned that there is no specific hadith that mentions that the deeds are multipled in Ramadan -- except for one, which is da'eef. He mentioned that there is a ...
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How to Prove the beginning of Ramadan in non-muslim countries?

How to Prove the beginning of Ramadan in non muslim countries? Is it permissible to depend on the astronomy account or by following the Islamic countries ?
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Importance of Laylatul Qadr?

Why is Laylatul Qadr an Important night for Muslims? Please quote from the Qur'an or Hadith.
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Why is Laylatul Qadr commonly thought to be the 27th night of Ramadan?

From most of the scholars I've heard that Laylatul Qadr could be on any of 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th of Ramadan. But why do they orient it toward 27th?
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Fasting Ramadan and sports

I run cross-country and play soccer, unfortunately our training and ramadan coincide heavily this year. Should I fast? or should I not fast on the days I have practice/meets/games? And what are the ...