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

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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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Which scholars say that the fast automatically is broken on sunset (maghreb)?

Reading this hadith: ... قَالَ ‏"‏ إِذَا رَأَيْتُمُ اللَّيْلَ أَقْبَلَ مِنْ هَا هُنَا فَقَدْ أَفْطَرَ الصَّائِمُ ‏"‏‏ It seems one could understand the hadith in two different ways; (1) as it is ...
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Did the Prophet Muhammad fast voluntarily during times of battle?

Islam has days for voluntary fasting, e.g., Mondays and Thursdays, and Muhammad was known to fast on these days (e.g. Aishah narrated: "The Prophet used to try to fast on Mondays and Thursdays." ...
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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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Applying medicine in mouth will invalidate the fast?

If someone have mouth infection and apply medicine in mouth and throw that medicine outside than it will invalidate fast?
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Stearyl Alcohol and Urea in my face cream?

After doing wudu, I put face cream that contains stearyl alcohol and urea. I also pray with that cream. I am also fasting (it is Ramadan now). Is it ok to use this cream or did my wudu/prayers/fast ...
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missing namaz. because of no place to pray in office

Assalamualikum, I am girl and I am doing job in office so that, I can't get time to pray namaz of zohar,asar,magrib please give me best suggestion for do salah at time.And I am doing job more then 13 ...
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Will my roza (fasting) be accepted or not?

I kept nafil roza (fasting) and I came to know that I was mistaken about the azan time; I ate the sehri (pre-dawn meal) 15 minutes after the azan so will this roza (fast) be considered or not? Or do I ...
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How to determine when one shouldn't fast due to sickness?

On one hand in the Qur'an we have a clear statement saying: [Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to ...
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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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Does Fidhiya has to be paid for the missing Fasts of a dead person

salam-o-Alaikum, Respected Brothers, my mother died a couple of months before, she didn't fast for many years because she was disabled from 20 years & because of negligence. so my question is does ...
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On what evidence did Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan issue his fatwa on fasting?

In June 2015, Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan issued a fatwa to reduce the fasting period of British Muslims during Ramadan. He said that if in your country, the period for fasting is 18 hours or more than you ...
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Not remembering if you made and Oath in Allah's name and then breaking it

I don't remember whether i made an oath in Allah's name to a friend promising him that i will not tell anyone about a matter of his. It's been two years since that happened and now he tells people ...
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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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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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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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Missed Prayers and Fast due to not knowing about rules

As-salaam 'Alaykum. I got my period in almost two years ago in 2019. I was 11 when I got my period. I thought that praying and fasting were based on age. This year was the first year I fasted for all ...
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Regarding breaking up fast

If a person becomes seriously sick while fasting and suffers extreme pain, can the fast be broken up immediately? The person I know is schizophrenic and dumb. His parents force him to fast. He ...
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nose piercing infected while fasting with blood

As-salaamu 'alaykum I have a question, I was fasting today, I have a infected nose piercing and while I was cleaning there was blood that came out of it, is my fasting still valid? the blood was tiny ...
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Fasting after miscarriage while bleeding

I got early stage miscarriage (6weeks) without fetus. So far it's happened more than 20 days. I am still got spotting blood daily. I would like to know am I allowed to do fasting & prayers? If the ...
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Being in Janabah and thinking I cannot fast therefore I may have broken my fast?

I am in the process of making up a few fast days however I have a question that I am unsure as to whenever or not I can continue my fast. I have only on the same day learnt that "being in Janabah&...
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Did ibn Tayymiyah indirectly allow fasting 31 days of Ramadan?

Once I've heard a lesson from a scholar in a mosque. And he pretended that ibn Taymiyyah held the opinion that a person must start fasting Ramadan with the community and the people at the location he ...
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My job entitles looking at bad things (Nudity and Vulgar Images). Do these break my fast?

I work in content moderation for a social app company. Basically I delete the posts, pictures, videos that are vulgar. Which should not be up there. 80% of these things contain nudity and pornographic ...
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Is a fast valid if the Muslim made the intention to fast on Monday, without knowing whether Monday is tomorrow or such?

If someone made the intention (made the intention a few days before Monday, and kept the intention even before Monday's fajr) to fast on Monday, but when Monday came, he didn't know it was Monday ...
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Volontary fasting rewards and tavelling

As-Salam Alaikum I was wondering, if i do a voluntary fast (ie. not Ramadan) and due to traveling i would break the fast temporary for the travel time (ie more than 3 hours). Then resume the rest of ...
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What's the ruling on eating after Fajr (when fasting) because the Azan was late?

In my country, the Fajr Azan is around an hour after Fajr comes except in Ramadan. While I was fasting in Shawwal and I forgot that they give the Azan late, I (most likely) drank at Fajr time because ...
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Fasting obligatory fast on friday

Is it ok to fast on Friday alone to make up obligatory Ramadan fasts? I know we are not supposed to fast on a Friday without fasting on the day before or after, but in the case of making up ...
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Ramadan and Masturbations

Salaamu Alaikum,when one masturbates but doesn't release sperm,then he falls asleep and then in the process he released,and he immediately noticed ,does this invalidate his fast
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swallowing excessive saliva while fasting will break your roza or not?

Asslam o alaikum to all of my brothers and sisters.. Well my question is that i have searched in google that when a person swallow his saliva while fasting is this breaks persons fast..? Everywhere it ...
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What to do if the cause of Sawm break is occured but unknown

I fasted many years doing masturbation which causes breaking of sawm since I did not know its rullings.What is the rulling now for that,please give me answers according to hanafi majhab.
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Will voluntary fasts compensate any shortage in obligatory fasts on the Day of Judgement?

If I had fallen short of my obligatory fasts without being aware, will my voluntary fasts be counted to compensate them on the Day of Judgement like the way shortage in obligatory Salah is compensated ...
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Unmarried males reducing sexual passion by fasting

It seems to me that a pious male teenager or adult should be satisfied and patient with the feeling he gets from nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) which are normal and not sinful. If he wants this ...
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How can I determine when to break my fast while traveling?

I am fasting and I have to go to another city, so my iftar will be during the journey. My question is how can I break my fast while traveling because I know timing of iftar in my city but I don't know ...
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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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Do i have to make up for my missed fasts by fasting for 5 years?

I didn't know that we cant drink water and eat when the fajr azan is being called.Meaning that we should eat our suhoor before the fajr azan Now usually I used to drink water when the fajr azan is ...
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How do we fast during a kafara?

I want to fast for the days in Ramadan that I did not fast, as a kid. I have heard I can do neeyat (intention) of kafara for all of my missed fasts during my life since it became obligatory for me and ...
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If one hits puberty before age of 12 or 9, is it obligatory to fast in Hanafi madhab?

Age of puberty in Hidaya: The puberty of a boy is established by circumstances, or upon his attaining eighteen years of age; and that of a girl by circumstances, or upon her attaining seventeen years ...
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Using Inhaler during fasting. Allowable or not?

Does it cancel's my fast if I use an Inhaler as a means to pervent myself from getting sleepy? Is it haram or is it allowable?
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Taking medications while fasting

I missed some days of fasting during Ramadan because of irregular menstruation/istihadah. I’m planning on making those up but I’m on birth control now to help regulate my periods and I have to take it ...
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What is the punishment for someone that doesn't make up their fast?

If someone missed just a few days of fasting in Ramadan (with valid excuses) but did not fast these days after Ramadan and after a while dies, what is the punishment for this person that did not make ...
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Does hajj erase missed fasting and prayers?

If someone had missed many days of fasting in Ramadan and had some missed prayers. This person went and did Hajj successfully. Will this person's past missed days of fasting and prayer be erased?
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Can you combine the white days and shawwal?

I was fasting shawwal and then realized that it was also the white days. Does my fast count?
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Delibretly breaking kaffarah fast for breaking an oath

Is there any expiation for breaking a kaffarah fast deliberately (for breaking oath) ? Is it considered sinful?
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Unsure weather he broke promise to Allah intentionally or unintentionally and about delaying kaffarah fasts

A person made three promises to Allah and now he doubts weather or not he had broken them . Should he still offer kaffarah (fasting 3 days because he's only a teenager and doesn't earn his own living ...
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Eating after suhoor time by mistake

I oversleept and missed the suhoor time, but thought that my mother told me its 2:45 my brain took it that way and got up just ate something small then my nonfasting brother this day because he was ...
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What do I say to break my fast if my period came during the day

So I started fasting today but in the afternoon my period came so it does break my fast. My question is do I start eating/drinking and what do I say when/if I do?
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Does this break my fast?

I suffer from allergies and a runny nose often, and when I’m fasting, I sometimes sniff when I feel it (nasal drainage) coming down my nose, or I just blow my nose. Other times, I feel it go down to ...
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i’m unsure wether maniy or madhiy came out while fasting

i took a nap and wook up and had some desire i tried to get out of my head but it stayed for a while then i went to use the bathroom and forced some pee out and i think i saw some sticky liquid come ...
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Question is related to fasting does it break

If someone bleeds very little from their ear does that break their fasting Does one have to make up the fast?
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Masturbating in Ramadan

I wanted to ask if God will forgive me for masturbating in Ramadan, I am a teen and I am unfortunately addicted to masturbation, so I promised myself that This Ramadan I won't masturbate which was the ...