Sawm is the Arabic word for fasting.

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What is right age for children to start fasting?

In the month of Ramadan everyone would fast seeing which children are tempted to fast.So can any one put some light on this question of mine that when is the right age for children to start fasting?.
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does dream wetting invalidate fasting? [duplicate]

There is chance for dream wetting, ejaculation or coming out of Mad'y with out our action. will it invalidate our fasting?, if it is in the months of Ramadan, is there any need to compensate it to ...
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Have Feeling Of Sex During Fasting

Assalamu Alaikum, Am 20 aged women, And i got recently married, I have a question which is related Ramadan. While fasting, me and spouse kiss each other and hug each other, we had such a sexual ...
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I am not sure if I intentionally broke my fast so should I do kaffrah or not?

Whenever I do wudu I always get nervous washing my face because the water has to go on my lips, so I keep spitting so that I don't swallow anything. Then I read that this was waswas so I should ignore ...
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Fasting in pregnancy

My wife is pregnant and is type 2 diabetic. Is it mandatory for her to fast? She keeps on asking me and my knowledge is very limited. What does Islam says about fasting during pregnancy?
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Do I have to fast if I will be staying at a travel destination for 15 days or more?

I will be traveling to India with my mother for her treatment during this Ramadan. From What I have read, one is no more considered a traveler if he stays in the destination city for 15 days or more. ...
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Are Fajr & Isha the Nautical Twilights?

For those of you who don't know what it is, consider going through this page or this is good too. The main concern is with morning fajr/Dawn prayer. People say the white thread - black thread, ...
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Can I break fast in the following case?

as most of you know we are currently in the holy month of Ramadan, I'm a high school senior and my graduation is tomorrow It starts at 10 AM and I must wake up at 7 AM Since I reside in Dubai, our ...
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Brushing teeth during Ramazan?

I have heard brushing teeth fast breaks the fast, is this true? If this is true please give some refrence.
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Hemorrhoids and Ramadan

I have a really bad case of hemorrhoids and constipation currently. I am wondering that if a lot of blood comes out with the bowel movements, will my fast be invalidated? I can't really control if I ...
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What was Ramadan and fasting in Islam before the time of Muhammad ﷺ?

I want to know the status and significance of Ramadan and sawm before the time of Muhammad ﷺ. For example, in one hadeeth: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has told us about ...
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Will unknowingly eating haram affect my fasting and prayers for 40 days? If so how?

I usually always check ingredients before I buy things but some how it completely slipped my mind today when I bought a pack of mellows for the first time. I came home and had 2, and when I was on my ...
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Eating medicine while fasting will make the fast makrooh?

I have to eat anti epileptic medicine at 8:00AM and 8:00 PM. This cannot be delayed not even for 10 minutes. So if I eat my medicine while fasting will it make my fast makrooh?
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Which of the following days of a week can I do voluntary fast?

Which of the following days of a week can I do voluntary fast? If I want to keep fast for three days a week then can I do this on Saturday, Monday and Thursday? Since I know that it should be Monday ...
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Making up for missed fasts

If you have missed fasts for some reason (i.e. you were not well in the month of ramadhan), I have heard some people say that they will wait for the shorter days of the year before making up for the ...
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Can one catch up fast of previous years?

I didn't know that you should catch up on any fast you have missed in Ramadan before the next Ramadan arrives. Therefore I have a lot of days to catch up ad I have even lost count of the exact number ...
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Questions about voluntary fasts

Assalamualaykum, I'd like to know that if I can keep nonstop voluntary fasts for a certain time for any good purpose.. Can anyone please explain in detail?
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If I didn't break my fast when it was invalidated?

If I did that, can I make it up with paying money to the poor instead? Or do I have to fast again? Is it okay to break the fast for medicine for my OCD?
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Breaking fast during ramadan because of a sports event [duplicate]

I was very thirsty but I dont know if it would have caused me to collapse or get ill later on but I broke it after participating in a sports event. Plus I was having sore throat the day before but ...
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Does bleeding make a fast void

Does during fasting makes it void. Does it depend on the amount of bleeding or the type bleeding. I need full details about it.
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Under what conditions can you break fast after having started it?

I am specifically interested in when it is acceptable to break the fast at the point when, having started the fast and made niyah, a problem arises which makes it difficult to keep the fast. Despite ...
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kaffara for an unwanted sex while fasting

Assalam o Alaikum. I am a married woman and I try my best to be punctual in offering prayers and doing fasting. One day my husband did intercourse with me, without my wish, while I was fasting. ...
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Some people eat Sehri until they hear Fairj adhan, Is this acceptable?

Consider that sehri time is before 4.30 AM and Fajr time is around 5.30 AM. But, some of my friends and relatives do sehri after 4.30 AM and they try to complete it before the call to prayer(Adhan) ...
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I stopped eating sehri 3:40 (twilight time), then I found out twilight time is 3:28. Is my fast still valid?

After having read here and according to the Holy Quran: until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night) [al-Baqarah 2:187] I was under ...
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Does female need to make up her menstruation fasts?

Salam I am looking for hadiths that says a female has to make up for her missed fasts if she menstruates during ramadan. I could not find it in Quran.
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How do I perform widhu if I'm fasting?

Normally, you need to perform wudu such as rinsing the mouth mouth and inhaling water into nose. Right now i'm fasting, so what should I be careful of? or how should I perform wudu? I am asking this ...
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Is fast valid without niyyat?

In month of ramadhan, most people have their fasting without niyyath and some of the them are not even having their sehari. Is this fast acceptable to Allah (c.c)?
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fasting while traveling, should one fast or is it makroh?

I want to know what is the ruling of fasting during traveling. Is is compulsory, is it optional or is it markoh? I recently had to travel for work where I had to travel +100 miles in non AC car in ...
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I have fast so can I do this?

I have fast so; Can I cut my nails? Can I cut my hairs? My father said that I can do but I need more detailed answer or yes or no. Also some says that when you have fast your whole body is in fast ...
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Can kids between the age 12 to 15 years old who missed suhoor fast?

What if you are between the age of 12 to 15 and you want to fast but you missed sehri. Can you still fast? Also, if you are 12 years old, can you eat like a peach or some kind of fruit and drink a ...
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What is proper time of sahri/suhoor?

I mean, should we stop eating when we hear azan or at the end of azan? like in Iftar we start eating when we hear azan, so is there is a proper thing of sahri as well?!
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can a Type One diabetic fast?

I have type 1 diabetes which was diagnosed in november 2013, till last year I used to fast but I cannot now, because I have to take insulin during day times (i.e while fasting) and dinner and have to ...
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Please summary of what things break my fast?

I looked through other questions. No one asked for a summary on what breaks fast. what breaks my fast if i do it? If i am fasting and i curse at someone did my fast break?.
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Breaking Fast .. unintentionally? Or intentionally?

So I was in Switzerland during the entire month of Ramadan. As you know, Switzerland has a very interchangeable weather and I have an autoimmune disease .. meaning my immune system can crash whenever ...
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What does someone have to do if he/she msaturbate while in fast state during Ramadan?

A sister masturbates as a habit right from childhood, even during Ramadan. She can't control herself even if she didn't have the intention of doing it, even though she knows recently (like 2 years ...
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Breaking fast and precautionary time of mintutes

Some people break their fast approximately one or two minutes after the precaution timetable. Is it a commendable act? What about the injunction against hastening in breaking the fast?
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Order of Quda Fasting and Shawwal Fasting

One woman has so missed many days of fasts during Ramadan (due to some kind of illness), that she will require a major part of the month of Shawwal to make those up. And when done, she will not have ...
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Exceeding fasting starting time for few seconds?

I always use my computer's clock for that, in my time it begins 4:31:00, i couldn't notice it and i drank the water in my mouth at 4:31:07, is my fasting valid?
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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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does swallowing blood unintentionally deem fast invalid?

My sister bled from her nose today, and due to excessive bleeding, she happened to accidently swallow some, she later coughed it up, but there is no reassurance that she spit it all up or not, does ...
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Does bleeding break the fast?

I have heard that bleeding invalidates the fast. This could be from a minor cut from a knife or from a severe accident. What is the exact ruling about this? What about minor bleeding caused by ...
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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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What are the rulings regarding a person who can't fast

If a person of average health (a person who is a little overweight, doesn't have any major illnesses, and doesn't exercise, and doesn't get proper nutrition) is unable to fast, is there anything ...
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I travel around the city for 5 hours, am I exempted from fasting?

My job comprises of me having to travel in a car, drop at a location and walk for some minutes distributing flyers and then the car comes and drops me at another location I keep doing this for 5 hours ...
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Is there anything I can do to make up for missing fasting?

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 am also on my ...
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Why did the prophet PBUH break the fast early?

This hadidth says that the prophet PBUH did not wait for proper maghrib time to break his fast Sahih Al-Bukhari hadith We were in the company of the Prophet (PBUH) on a journey and he was ...
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Should I break the fast?

We have a lunch meeting and I am fasting. I am the only Muslim among the attendees. It becomes somewhat inappropriate that everyone eats while you avoid eating and target yourself. May be it is not ...
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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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Can a Muslim Restaurateur‎ keep his restaurant open during the daytime in Ramadhan?

I live in a non-Muslim country and I see that even during Ramadhan some Muslim restaurateur‎s keep their restaurants open for non-Muslims during the fasting hours. Is this allowed? In line with the ...
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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.