Sawm الصوم or Siyam الصيام is the Arabic word for fasting.

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Should I continue the fast after experiencing a wet dream?

I was taking a nap in the afternoon of Ramadan and experienced a wet dream. Am I allowed to continue the fast? Is my fast valid? Am I required to take a bath?
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Expiation (Kuffrah) for breaking fast by masturbation

Asalammu Alaikum, I am a 24 year old unmarried male. I do not come from an Islamic Background. 90 % of my knowledge comes from online classes and books. Like many young men, I am seriously addicted ...
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Does oral sex during the day in Ramadan invalidate the fast?

How about, if the wife who is not fasting gives oral sex to the husband who is fasting without ejaculation taking place? Is it permitted?
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Does sperm release due to wet dreams invalidate fasts? [duplicate]

Today morning I had a bad experience in my life and now I want to understand whether is it ghuna or not. I didn't eat anything in sahri I slept without doing sehari and after that I had a bad dream ...
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Do wet dreams invalidate the fast in Ramadan?

I feel a little embarrassed to ask this. I woke up and realized that I had a wet dream and I needed to perform ghusl (released semen). I did not have enough time to do ghusl so I prayed fajr (without ...
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Does swallowing thick, slightly salty saliva invalidate fasting

While cutting onions or while crying i experience a kind of thick, slightly salty saliva building up in my mouth. Does swallowing this invalidates my fasting. i am sure no amount of mucus or any such ...
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Not Fasting for some days due to Kidney Stone

Basically I am from India but I am staying in Portugal for my studies. And before two months I was diagonized with kidney stone.I have already given fidyah for the whole Ramadhan month but still I ...
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When to make up for non-fasting travel days during Ramadan? Is there a clash with Eid al-Fitr?

Due to travelling during Ramadan, I didn't fast for two days, but I'm back to fasting now. I recognize that I'm meant to make up those two days, but when should I do so? Fasting directly afterwards ...
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Not observing Ramadan for medical / weight reasons

What's the status for this case ? A person was ill. Because of his illness he lost lot of weight. He've been hospitalized and then he started a new treatement ! The treatement helped him gaining ...
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What is the prescribed time to start fasting from?

What is the prescribed time to start fasting from? I have heard that when azan is listened, sahri time is not ended yet. Thanks
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If a person has broken their fast for a valid reason, should they eat differently?

For whatever reason, this person has to break their fast. Should they eat less or differently? Does it change is it is voluntary or obligatory fasting?
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How to repent from breaking a fast?

I have committed a sin (Masturbate) that caused me to break my fast. Can you please advice on how to repent and what actions I should do for my repentance to be valid? I am 16 years old and cant ...
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Talking with _Na-Mehram_

Does it make FAST Makruh to talk with Na-Mehram without any genuine need? Can anyone help me answering this?
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Am I allowed not to fast?

So this is the first day of Ramadan for us , not yesterday. I was tired yesterday , and I couldn't help i just slept before even the sunset. next thing I know I woke after like an hour after fajr ...
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Can I fast without suhoor (not during Ramadan)?

Can I fast without suhur(not during Ramadan)? The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said : <"Eat Suhur(pre dawn meal).Surely there is a blessing in Suhur.">
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Unable to fast due to long term illness and old age

Assalamualikum . My mum living in Bangladesh . She is around 65years old. She is suffering diabetic last 35 years. She also suffering other illness like shortages of potassium . Alhamdulilllah she ...
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Is fasting in Ramadan harmful or beneficial to health? [duplicate]

What are the effects of fasting in our health?
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Does swallowing food remains between teeth spoil sawm (fasting)?

Does swallowing food remains between teeth spoil sawm (fasting)? Please mention the case when it is done intentionally, unintentionally, and intentionally because you couldn't manage to remove the ...
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Is it permissible to fast on aidiladha?

Is there a hadith from Rasulullah s.a.w or verse in the Quran that clarifies this problem? If possible I would like to know the elaboration from scholars. edit, even if the person wants to ...
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Questions about rules of when to do ghusl/washing/bathing after Menstruation

As a man i have no real idea about the menstruation, i mean what it feels like and if woman can feel it ending etc. I'm afraid my question will end up in a list of questions! Now for example it ...
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Intentions for sawm

I had to fast 2 days kadaa' for ramadan, so I made them at the beginning of Shawal with the intention of fasting the 6 days of shawal plus the kadaa'. My question is: Is that accepted?
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Forgot I am fasting and realized after eat almost a meal

I started my first day of shawal's 6 days fasting, alhamdulaylah, but in the middle of the morning I totally forgot that I was fasting because I was so busy in the work that I ate at least two bananas,...
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What can I do about qadha for a Ramadan from over a year ago?

Brothers and sisters, I am 14 years old, and about two years ago, I hit puberty, and unfortunately started masturbating. And all of Ramadan I masturbated and broke most of my fasts.at that point of my ...
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How should I make up my fasts that I missed for no excuses?

I used to fast for around 2 weeks only till my high school..I was much unconcerned and immature (still immature).. Now I want to make up these fasts. How should I make up these fasts I missed which ...
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Does sexually stimulating yourself break your fast?

brothers and sisters, I unfortunately have a huge addiction called masturbation. Ive been trying to stop, and this ramadan, during fasting hours, I couldnt help myself and i masturbated to the point ...
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Is it permissible to break a fast if I am travelling?

I used to fast daily and I have kept all fasts except one. I had left a fast because I was travelling about 150km away from my hometown. A relative of mine used to ask me that how many fasts have I ...
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Swallowing water by mistake while fasting

I was swimming in the pool and swallowed a very little amount of water by mistake, does that affect fasting or spoil it?
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Sex during fast due to lack of knowledge

I heard from a renowned scholar on TV that you are permitted to get intimate with and have sex with wife during fasting in ramadan but not more than once (thats what I understood / interprete he said)....
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is fasting incomplete without prayer?

Asslamoalikum dear friends i want to ask that my father fasts but he sometimes shows laziness and does his prayers as Qaza. he goes to pray magrib prayer and does rest of them all as qaza at that time....
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If menstruation has ended before sunrise in Ramadan is it accepted to fast, if one had eaten before the ghusl?

If my menstruation has ended before sunrise and I had taken shower ghusl, but before that I had eaten on time for sahur is it accepted as fast?
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unintentionally breaking fast

asalamo alaykoum, I am in college right now and there is no masjid near me so I break my fast according to prayer times. The other day, my computer was automatically delayed by one Hour (because of ...
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Forced not to fast in Ramadan?

I am a boy of 15 years of age. Now, my parents don't allow me to fast everyday during Ramadan because they say that it will be tough for me and hard for me to fast everyday. So, they allow me to only ...
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I didn't wake up for suhoor and slept till fajr prayer

I didn't wake up for suhoor and slept till fajr prayer and didn't make niyat (intention) for fasting. But I made niyat after I woke up for fajr, does my fasting is valid, if not what expiation should ...
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Is it wrong if I broke my fast intentionally because I fainted and was feeling very dizzy?

I broke my fast because I fainted and was feeling very dizzy. Is this wrong? Would this be considered intentionally or unintentionally breaking a fast?
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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 anyone 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 kaffarah 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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repent & seeking forgiveness after cumming out during fast in ramadan

if a teenager failed to control his hormones and sexual organs and he just ejaculated during fast in Ramadan what can he do to repent for his deed immediately and to seek ALLAH'S forgiveness as quick ...
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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 (reported by Wathilah ibn al-Asq’a): The Prophet (peace and blessings of ...
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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 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. This cannot be delayed not even for 10 minutes. So if I eat my medicine while fastingو 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 ...