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

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Will the fast be broken if one tastes food but doesn't eat it?

I wanted to know if a fast is broken if I taste the aftari (when cooking -Just at the tip of the tongue-) to check if the food is cooked correctly or not?
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Can a fasting wife help the non fasting husband ejaculate by hand during Ramadan?

Husband isn't fasting ( Not fasting due to sickness, fever cough, medication) as he has medicines to take and he is having fever.
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Acceptable to wish someone “happy Eid” before the end of Ramadan?

Is wishing a Muslim person "happy Eid" before the day of Eid al-Fitr something which is done in Islamic culture? In my case, I have a work-friend who I typically see once a week at work. I am fairly ...
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Can a person intend to break fast without actually eating or drinking right after the adhan of Maghrib?

We know that: "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. ..." (For example in sahih al-Bukhari) or as ...
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I slept whole Night and woke up [duplicate]

Assalammu Allaikum...!! I slept whole night and I woke up at 4:50AM and kept niyaat for fasting. Is my fasting is valid or not ? My Fajr Adhaan time is 4:30 and Iqamat is 4:45AM. I am worried a lot. ...
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Fast broken due to intercourse - ruling

Salam brothers and sisters. My intention was to fast the night before and unfortunately the fast was broken due to my wife's desire. I was weak and had broken my fast. My Allah SWT forgive me. This ...
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Is there any authority who said that only a person who had the permission not to fast at the beginning of Ramadan is allowed to do so?

Allah says in (2:185) The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the ...
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What if a person on a journey broke the fast of Ramadan?

This: Traveling During Ramadan: Should I Still Fast? made me think about the following question: What if a person -like somebody who is on a journey during Ramadan- who had the choice not to fast, ...
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Traveling During Ramadan: Should I Still Fast?

This Thursday, Ramadan 8, 1439, I will be leaving for Jamaica from Miami, I am only 15 and it was my intention to fast my first full Ramadan this year, however the 9th of Ramadan is my Mother’s ...
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I drank water and woke up my family to do that too thinking that Fajr hasn’t been called, what do I do?

I thought Fajr was called at 4:00 so at 3:59 I ran and srank water and woke up my family to drink before we supposedly were to hear it, and then I looked up prayer times after minutes passed with no ...
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Who's exempted from fasting in Ramadan according to Quran?

Are there references of Quran which talk about who can be exempted from fasting in Ramadan?
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Should one stay away from one's girlfriend during the month of Ramadan?

Assalamu Alaikum. A brother is living in the same room with his girlfriend, and he intends to observe the month of Ramadan. Should he leave the room or should continue sleeping in the same room with ...
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Is it a sin to delay making up missed fasts till after the next Ramadan?

Someone missed a few days of fasting during Ramadan because of a temporary illness. He should make up these fasts when he is not ill anymore. However, is there a time limit to when he can make it up. ...
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Did the Quran exist in it's present order before the death of Prophet (SAW)? [duplicate]

I was reading the below Hadith: Narrated `Aisha: Once Fatima came walking and her gait resembled the gait of the Prophet (ﷺ) . The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Welcome, O my daughter!" Then he made ...
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Is it allowed to fast the day following the day of Eid el fitr?

The Eid el fitr has been june 25th. I want to know if it is allowed to fast june 26th as a part of the 6 days (fast) of Shawal or sunna (Monday and Thursday). Thank you.
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When rain falls, is it safe to say that night isnt laylatul qadr?

Its famous that one of laylatul qadr sign was that night is calm. Not too hot nor too cold. So when rain fall its safe to say that night isnt laylatul qadr?
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Can money be donated instead of food for Sadaqah Fitr?

Q: Can money be donated instead of food for Sadaqah Fitr? I already read this answer: https://islam.stackexchange.com/a/9081/23055 and this fatwa: https://islamqa.info/en/22888 both of which favor ...
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Which scholars say that your fast is valid even if you eat or drink by mistake under Ramadan?

I know that most scholars generally agree that if a person forgets that he is fasting, and he then eats,drinks or has intercourse, his fast is still valid due to the hadith: مَنْ نَسِيَ وَهُوَ ...
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Was it permissible for me to drink water and breaking my fast after i accidentally swallowed soap?

I some how managed to swallow some soap while I was fasting.I was worried for my health due to other health conditions, and every article I read about accidentally swallowing soap, said to drink ...
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Is there any backup for this statement about the virtue of Ramadan?

Often at the end of the month sha'aban or during Ramadan in speeches the Imams use this statement to show the importance or virtue of the month of Ramadan saying: هو شهر أولـــــه رحمـــــة وأوسطـه ...
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Are my fasts accepted if I Drank Water after Fajr? [closed]

Are my fasts valid and accepted, if I didn't wake up for Fajr. When I wake up, I drank Water and Started my Fast.
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If one does fidyah for not fasting in Ramadan, but afterwards one is able to fast, should one make up for missed days?

If one is terminally ill, and: is unable to fast during the month of Ramadan, and it is not foreseeable at the time that one would be able to make up for missed days in the future, It is agreed upon ...
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Is my fast valid if I do ghusl after eating sohor?

Sometimes when I wake up for fasting, I notice I had ejaculated (not the result of masturbation, but a wet dream). Despite that fact, I eat and drink completely, then I do ghusl in order to pray al-...
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Is there evidence to exercise a little before Iftar?

Some brothers go to the gym during their fast and work out for around an hour before breaking the fast. I read there is some benefit for the body / losing weight / etc doing this. I'm wondering if ...
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Is it necessary to complete the Quran in taraweeh from one Masjid?

Is it necessary to pray the whole 30 days taraweeh from one masjid because the Imam might complete the Quran? There is a an English speech/kutba at another Masjid and I really want to attend that. So ...
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Do you have to be obsessive in rinsing the mouth when you start fasting?

If you are eating at suhoor and it's time to stop are you supposed to rinse your mouth out and even brush one's teeth to get rid of any food particles? The concern is swallowing food particles already ...
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Is it better to finish reading the Quran during Ramadan without understanding it, or understanding it without finishing it?

I am trying to finish the Quran during the month of Ramadan, but I am facing a choice. I am a very beginner in Arabic language, what means, if I try to understand what I read (using a dictionary or ...
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Popular du'a for breaking fast is weak / when to say?

According to islamqa.info the du'a “Allaahumma laka sumtu wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu (O Allaah, for You I have fasted and by Your provision I have broken the fast)" is weak but this is hasan “...
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Things bare witness and wrong doings in the past [closed]

Last year I, alhumdulilah, completed my first Ramadan in a long time. I came back to my faith and I am proud to be a Muslim and loving what I am re-learning and all thanks to easy accessibility of ...
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Can niyat (intention) be done by heart, or must it be declared verbally?

There has been a countless debate between people about intention or Niyat of namaz or fasting. Some people say it is ok to say it in the heart, while others require that it be spoken, be it niyat of ...
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Does taking birth control break my fast?

I need to take birth control to keep things safe between my boyfriend and I but Ramadan has come and I am fasting because I am a devout Muslim and I am wondering if taking the birth control breaks my ...
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When is a travelling person allowed to break his/her fast

Lets say my flight or start for the travel would be in the late morning in Ramadan and I'm willing to break my fast for the duration of my trip as it would be a kind of hardship. What are the views ...
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After recently starting to earn a salary, when do I need to pay zakat?

I have few doubts in mind regarding Zakat. 1) I have started earning Salary since February 2017 and it's Ramadan now, so I need to know when do I need to pay Zakat for the salary which is getting ...
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How long is the Taraweeh prayer usually?

I know Taraweeh prayer is done after the Isha/evening prayer, but how many rakats is it usually? What separates it from the tahajjud prayer, which is also done at night as well?
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If one shortens prayer for travel during Ramadan, must they also not fast?

Someone travelling during Ramadan does not have to fast that day (but catch it up later); Qur'an 2:184. Someone travelling can also shorten their prayer; Qur'an 4:101. Question: If one shortens ...
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If one must break fast to drink, should they eat as well?

A Muslim has a permanent medical condition that causes severe health problems if they don't drink water during the day. However, they have no medical need for food. During the fast in Ramadan, should ...
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What rules apply when fasting for Ramadan while traveling through different time zones?

I've read this question about whether one should fast in case of long distance travelling. Nevertheless a case that is not mentioned in the answer is what happens if one is travelling between ...
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New moon sighting follow local or Saudi or international sighting? [duplicate]

What are the evidences for each view and it is not as easy as just following the new moon in your country I believe because there are many issues which even experienced scholars find it hard to ...
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Is it valid to eat saher after maghrib instead of early in the morning?

This is a question for people who live across equator, who has to work in morning, and who has maghrib really late and Saher very early, only 2-3 hours difference. Some people say that if you do Saher,...
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What should I do when my parents prohibit fasting during Ramadan?

My parents say that I won't be able to fast during to fast during Ramadan
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Are exams during Ramadan a reason to not fast?

This year Ramadan will be during the exam period for most students. Is this an acceptable reason to not fast? Especially for nervous students who could potentially faint. Is there any way around ...
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Was the Imam talking about Barzakh or Day of Judgment?

I read this question. I have often heard the Imam of my local mosque say the following: During Ramdan and on the day of Eid, many people will be released from Hell by the mercy of Allah. Also that, ...
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Is it part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan?

I've heard that it is part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month of Shawwal (the month next to Ramadan). What is the source of this information and is it correct?
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How do i know my Ramadan is accepted?

During Ramadan, i prayed a lot to Allah to forgive my bad deeds and accept the good ones. Now it is Eid al fitr and i masturbated, :(, i know it was very dumb of me but i know personally that i have ...
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Voluntary fasts just after Ramadan

As Wr Wb, "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of Shawwaal will be rewarded as the one who fasts the entire year." [Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi]. ...
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I had unintentional sex with my wife while fasting. Can I still proceed with fasting? Are there other consequences?

I had sex with my wife after morning suhoor at 5:30am. It was the feeling that cause it, it was not intentional. Can I still proceed with my fasting? And what else is implication of this?
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Should I continue the fast after experiencing a wet dream? [duplicate]

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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If I broke 38 fasts by masturbating, do I need to make up for 60 times this number of days?

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 to masturbation. I ...
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Continue eating food after siren [duplicate]

In India, is it permissible to continue eating food after the siren of suhoor is heard ? I am extremely confused about this matter since a lot of time .
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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?