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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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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 it 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 third one realized ...
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Ramadan - UK times - is it even possible? [duplicate]

How is this even possible in the UK? I want to fast but I want to also go to work and do my job. The times for fasting will be from 2:30 am until 9:23pm. I'm a father of two and wake up at 6am most ...
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Why does the Hijri calendar continue indefinitely?

assalaamu `alaykum, raHmat Allah wa-barakaatuhu In the Hebrew calendrical reckoning, there is a concept know as `ibbur (lit., "impregnation") whereby a month is added every so often in order to keep ...
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Is there anything wrong with postponing Ramadan fasting until a time of the year when days are shorter?

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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Is Ramadan the only reason Islam uses lunar calendar?

I was curious why Islam uses the lunar calendar. The solar calendar seems more pragmatic because the same date falls in the same season every year. E.g. thanks to the solar calendar, it is easy to ...
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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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Was Muhammad asked the exact date for Laylat al-Qadr (night of decree)?

Was prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ever asked about the exact date of "Laylat al-Qadr" (the night of decree during Ramadan) and if so, what was his answer? Indeed, We sent the Qur'an down during the ...
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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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Doing sehri after 12 AM is acceptable or not?

Consider Sehri time is before 4.30 AM in the morning. And, I'm doing it at around 1 AM. Is that acceptable ? P.S : I'm staying as a paying guest where none of my friends are muslims. And, I dont ...
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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 the ...
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Is hijama allowed during fasting on Ramadan?

I want to know if it's allowed while fasting according to the Quran and Sunnah to do hijama during the month of Ramadan?
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Can one break fast if he is overworked?

I'm a guy of age 23. I work in an office where people don't care in what state are you and makes me work real bad. It's the month of Ramadan and I have a really difficult time in keeping my fast. I ...
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Falling in love during Ramadan

The devil is chained during Ramadan but some of us still fall in love while fasting. Does this mean that it is true love? And is it better for us to get married during Ramadan rather than other months?...
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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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Rules for Skipping Ramadan Fasts

I was reading this article on Muslim athletes in the World Cup dealing with Ramadan, when I came across this quotation from Sheikh Juma Momade, the South America representative for Kuwait's Ministry ...
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How much should one eat in Suhoor?

Should one eat a lot in Suhoor? Or should one eat in the normal manner (filling one-third of the stomach with food, one-third with water and one-third with air)? I actually want to know if there is ...
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Ramadan: is there a solution to long summer days?

The current fasting times in the England are from 2:30am until 9:40pm. I have a full time job, a pregnant wife and a 15 month old child. My wife and I go to sleep at 10 as our daughter is up at 6:30 (...
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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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Not being able to maintain Wudu during Ramadan for Taraweeh prayer

When I don't eat, my body builds up a lot of gas. During Ramadan, I have this problem where I'm not able to maintain my Wudu for Taraweeh later at night. Trying to maintain it is actually bad for my ...
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Ramadan and drinking fluids

I would like to know whether during Ramadan fasting it is possible to drink water or not. For instance, what if some medicine must be taken with water. Also do powder such as magnesium count as ...
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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. [duplicate]

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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Is the shaytan released right before Eid or after?

There are numerous examples in the hadith literature referring to the fact that during the month of Ramadan, the shaytan is chained. For example, as narrated by Abu Hurayrah and transmitted through ...
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What happens if the person who can't fast doesn't have enough money to feed the poor?

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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Can a woman hope for the Laylatul Qadr during 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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How to logically explain benefits of fasting in 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، وَلا ...
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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 [closed]

I cite from Islam Q&A It was reported from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Towards the end of time, hardly any dreams that the Muslim sees will ...
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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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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 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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Should I not reply to my girlfriend's text messages containing “kisses/hugs” or “I love you” when fasting in 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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How exactly do you work out how much zakat you have to give on the gold you own?

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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Is it okay to pray the Taraweeh prayers at home? [duplicate]

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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Does having a burdensome job affect the need to fast?

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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Does drawing out blood while fasting break the fast?

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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Is it permissible to start the fast while in the state of janabah (sexual impurity) and then perform Ghusl later on?

Assalamu alaikum, Will I be on fast if I am in a state of janabah. When do I need to perform Ghusl? Jazak Allah Khair