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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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How can we concur that night of power “Laylat Al Qadr” occurs every year?

In this last days of holy month Ramadan there is a lot of telling about Night of Power. My question is how do we concurred (know) that "Laylat Al Qadr" occurs every Ramadan.
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Is it permissible to hug the wife in the month of Ramadan?

I would like to know if it is permissible to hug the wife in the month of Ramadan in bed? What's the ruling if they are fasting? Edit / Clarification: I suspect sexual intercourse isn't allowed when ...
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Is the night of power (laylat al-qadr) fixed?

Is the night of power (laylat al-qadr) fixed, year to year, or does it change? I've been reading some hadith and the only conclusion I can come to is that whenever it is revealed, to be on such-and-...
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Does someone who listens to the Quran in Ramadan gets the same amount of rewards as the one who reads it?

Does someone who listens to the Quran in Ramadan gets the same amount of rewards as the one who reads it?
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Can I fast without sehri (suhoor)?

In the month of Ramadan, what should a person who couldn't wake up for suhoor do? Should he continue the fast or should he compensate for it later?
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When should one stop eating and drinking? And what is the ruling on one who has the vessel in his hand when hearing the adhaan?

When exactly must one stop eating and drinking if one is going to fast? Is it the adhaan of Fajr when the muezzin says Allaahu akbar, or what is the exact time? What should I do if the cup is at my ...
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How can I get my 5-a-day during Ramadan?

I find it difficult to eat plenty of fresh fruit, and veggies during the month of Ramadan. I normally eat plenty of fruit during the day and have vegetables with my meal in the evening. However during ...
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What is the origin of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan?

What is the origin of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan? Is it related to the war of Karbala anyway?
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Is it obligatory for Muslims to observe full day of fasting where days are very long? [duplicate]

Are Muslim required to observe full day of fasting where days (i.e. day light) are significantly longer than regular days in Arabia. I am referring to northern and southern hemisphere where days are ...
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Is a Muslim allowed to use a Ventoline inhaler or similar medicine inhaler during Ramadan?

Is it allowed for a patient to use a Ventoline inhaler during the fasting of Ramadan? Notice that the disease is chronic, so an inhaler must be used constantly.
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What do I do if I intentionally break my fast?

During the month of Ramadan, I intentionally broke my fast. What should I do to make up for the broken fast?
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How many days are celebrated as Eid?

Depending on where you live, your city/country/region may celebrate Eid as one day (North America in general), or three days (India/Pakistan and much of the Arab world). As far as I know, there is no ...
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Fasting using hunger control pills?

There are some medicine to help dieting that would control the feeling of hunger. Is using those kinds of dieting pills allowed when fasting?
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Importance of science in moonsighting?

This is especially in reference to moon sighting where a witness report can possibly be in conflict with sound scientific principles. Below is the visibility map of the moon on July 19, 2012 (for ...
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Is there any authentic hadith which mentions that rewards of deeds are multiplied in Ramadan?

In the khutbah today, the shaykh mentioned that there is no specific hadith that mentions that the rewards of deeds are multiplied in Ramadan -- except for one, which is da'eef. He mentioned that ...
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How to determine the beginning of Ramadan in non-Muslim countries?

How to determine the beginning of Ramadan in non-Muslim countries? Is it permissible to depend on astronomical accounts or to follow an Islamic country?
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If devils are locked up in Ramadan, why do some Muslims still sin during the month?

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained. -" Sahih Bukhari 31:...
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What is the significance Laylatul Qadr?

Why is Laylatul Qadr an Important night for Muslims? Please quote from the Qur'an or Hadith.
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Why is Laylatul Qadr commonly thought to be the 27th night of Ramadan?

From most of the scholars I've heard that Laylatul Qadr could be on any of 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th of Ramadan. But why do they orient it toward 27th?
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Do I have to fast in Ramadan when playing soccer?

I run cross-country and play soccer, unfortunately our training and ramadan coincide heavily this year. Should I fast? or should I not fast on the days I have practice/meets/games? And what are the ...
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Does one need to not consume any alcohol or drugs at least 30 days prior to the 1st day of Ramadan?

I've heard my friends say (with absolutely no source to support it) that in order to fast Ramadan you need to be clean, i.e., not consume any alcohol or drugs at least 30 days prior to 1st day of ...

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