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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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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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If the husband is fasting for Ramadan and the wife is not fasting, is it permissible to have sex?

If the husband is fasting for Ramadan and the wife is not fasting, is it permissible to have sexual intercourse without ejaculation? If anyone did like that due to misguidance, what is the rule in ...
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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 liquid coming up to the throat invalidate one's fast?

If liquid comes to the throat and you are lying down and swallow it, does it break one's fast? Please answer with references.
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Can someone join a group of people to travel to a tourist site while fasting? [duplicate]

Please do help me to know if someone can join a group of people to travel to a tourist site while fasting?
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Which is better, praying in jamaah but not focus or praying alone but focus?

Friends i want to ask the best opinion about my story, yesterday i prayed on the mosque near my house because i heard there will be some adventages if i pray in jamaah but surprisingly the mosque was ...
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What can a man do to satisfy his sexual desires when he cannot have relations with his wife?

I know the fact, that a husband and wife are told to distance themselves while a women is on menstruation, but what and how can a man satisfy his sexual desires? I have come to a point where I cannot ...
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Does tasting salt break one's fast?

In my place, I have seen people tasting salt during fasting. When asked, they responded saying that we aren't eating so should be fine. Is it really fine or does it break the fast?
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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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Coming to terms with the inability to forgive someone before entering Ramadan?

Someone did me wrong causing me heartache and pain. They knew all this and entered Ramadan without saying sorry to me. I have asked them if we could talk about it so I can forgive them and be in peace ...
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Food manufacturing during Ramadan

What happens to Muslim country-based food processing/manufacturing companies during Ramadan? Do they shut down fully in the entirety of the fasting season? Do they shift the schedule such that ...
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When should I break the fast for iftar when I can hear multiple adhans at different times?

I live in an area where there are multiple masjids in the vicinity. Adhan can be heard from all the masjids, but the adhans are called at different times. The last one I hear is almost after the ...
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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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How a woman can perform her taraweeh at home?

How a woman can perform her taraweeh at home? What is the procedure? I mean, I know that she can recite the surahs she has remembered but is it necessary to follow a specific pattern of surah or what?...
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Is violence especially discouraged during Ramadan? And what about lesser jihad?

Is violence especially discouraged during Ramadan? I've heard people talk about Ramadan as a month that's meant to be peaceful, but I'm worried that they may be Christians who think that if Christmas ...
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Can a Muslim man open a restaurant in Ramdaan during fasting hours?

My friend and I had a debate regarding a man who is a Muslim and has a restaurant which is being operated during fasting hours. According to my friend, he says that the man is doing wrong, and he ...
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Families whose children practice Ramadan

I am dealing (as a Christian in Western Europe in a Syrian refugee situation) with a (perfectly nice) about-10-year old girl, who for now speaks almost only Arabic (which I don't). She is not having ...
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Is it obligatory to pray Taraweeh in the mosque?

Tarawih refers to extra prayers performed by Sunni Muslims at night in the Islamic month of Ramadan. -- Wikipedia I couldn't find any resources detailing whether Taraweeh must be prayed in the mosque ...
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Am I allowed not to fast if I slept in and didn't make niyyah (itention)?

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 time, I had slept for nearly 12 hours. Now I haven't taken ...
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If I smoke before Ramadan, but not during Ramadan, does it affect my fasts?

If I smoke before Ramadan, but not during Ramadan, does it affect my fasts? Analogous to how drinking alcohol means your fasts or salaahs will not be accepted for forty days.
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Reading Qu'ran even we do not understand Arabic during Ramadan?

My mother and friends told me that I'm not allowed to read English in Qu'ran during Ramadan. They said Arabic is important to read only. Should I read it even I do not understand? Should I recite Qu'...
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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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Can my mother forego Ramadan fasting due to long term illness and old age?

My mum is living in Bangladesh. She is around 65 years old and has been a suffering diabetic for the last 35 years. She is also suffering from other illness, like shortages of potassium. ...
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Is it recommended to complete reading the Quran once in Ramadan?

Is it mustahabb (recommended) to complete reading the Quran once in Ramadan? Please support your answer with references.
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If you take drugs fewer than 30 days prior to Ramadan, is your salah accepted?

I heard that if you take drugs 30 days prior to Ramadan, your Salah is not accepted and neither are your fasts. Obviously taking drugs is wrong anyway, but is their evidence for or suggesting that if ...
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Is there any evidence in the Qur'an or Hadith which permits delaying Adhan?

In our state in India, some of scholars in the mosques are trying to keep the accuracy of the Azan timing by calling the Azan 5 minutes earlier for Subh and 5 minutes later for Magrib. They are ...
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Can donate money I promised to donate during Ramadan to a friend who is in financial trouble?

When I lost job because of my stupidity in 2008, I happened to promise a donation during Ramadan month. I started donating it to a school. With the blessing of God, I was able to keep my promise ...
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Why only in Dhul'hijjah can the Hajj be done, what is the reason?

What happens if somebody wants to do this out of the RamadanDhul'hijjah? Extension: Sorry, I knew it badly! I didn't know it should be done on Dhul'hijjah.
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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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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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Does sexually stimulating yourself break your fast?

I unfortunately have a huge addiction called masturbation. I've been trying to stop, and this ramadan, during fasting hours, I couldn't help myself and I masturbated to the point where I was about to ...
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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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what are the things which can break our fast

I just want to know that what things can break our fast because yesterday night i feel vomit but it could not reach even to my upper throat, it was happened just after drinking my last water at sehri ...
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Are Muslims discouraged from having physical relations with their wives during the last 10 nights of Ramadan?

Or even during the odd nights during the last ashra of Ramadan? I am not implying that it may be haraam, just want to know if it is discouraged or disliked. Would request that you furnish your ...
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Dua Yastasheer and tawassul [closed]

I have been reciting these during Ramadan everyday and listening to it on YouTube and praying extra rakaats during rainfall does one have to continue reading till the dua is accepted? And is listening ...
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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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Do I have to pay fidya (ransom) for masturbating during Ramadan?

I have been masturbating at night during Ramadan. I ensure I do Ghusul afterwards, but do I also have to pay some Fidya or ransom? Also, does the sin increase if it's done during Ramadan?
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Non-fasting husband is allowed to have intercourse during the day in Ramadan?

Is it allowed for the husband who is not fasting to have intercourse in the day in Ramadan? Please answer giving surah explanation.
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Is it okay to perform Tahajjud after Witir?

Salat Witr is prayed after Salat Taraweeh and Salat Isha in mosque. This the routine followed in the month of Ramadan in my country. If I wake up early and then pray for Tahajjud, Is it okay? I hear ...
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I intentionally swallowed blood, but not with the intention to break the fast; does it still break my fast?

I got a nosebleed today, and as I was running towards the sink, lots of blood came into my mouth, and it dripped like mad. I then washed my nose, and stopped the bleading. But in the process of doing ...
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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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I mistakenly broke the fast an hour early due to my computer's clock; what should I do?

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 the summer timing) ...
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I accidentally committed sins during the Ramadan

Assalamu alaikum. I read Qur'an that it is translated in English. I never forgot that if a person who does bad, then good then bad then good then bad again, Allah will not forgive him/her. I am a ...
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Is there any “real” Health benefits for Ramadan fasting?

I need scientific-based evidence Not Dogmatic one Is there any health benefits for Ramadan fasting ? And if so does this benefits Outweigh the risks of this type of fasting I read a Research paper ...
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Did Muslims always make pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Ramadan?

I recently saw pictures in the National Geographic of mass prayer on the Noble Sanctuary near Al-Aqsa during Ramadan. Muslims from all over the world it seems arrive to the Noble Sanctuary during ...
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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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What is sin and what is not?

I have a question in my mind from many year. I haven't got any perfect answer. In Islam, we have so many restriction that we can't do many thing, and we follow few things told. For an example we ...
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Does magic work on a person during ramadan?

As it is known, the jinn are locked up during the blessed month of Ramadan. We also know that people perform magic (or sihir) on others out of jealousy etc. To perform magic however, the assistance of ...
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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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Can I break fast for my high school graduation? [duplicate]

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 ...