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

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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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Does being in the olympics pardon you from fasting?

Inspired by the growing popualarity of the Olympic games, does being a competitor in the Olympics really give a legitamite reason to break your fast? Many countries have allowed their athletes to ...
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What is the purpose of having the concept of fasting in Islam?

In some other religions, believers have fast as a part of their ibadat (worship). In the case of Islam, why do Muslims have fast? What is the purpose of fast from the perspective of Islam? Is it for ...
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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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Does nocturnal emission due to wet dreams break fast?

What should person do if during fasting while sleeping experience nocturnal emission.
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Does the concession for skipping a Ramadan fast apply only to people who are travelling or to someone who is temporarily not at his residence?

Does the concession for skipping a Ramadan fast and making it up later apply only to people who are actually in the act of travelling or does it also apply to someone who is temporarily not at his ...
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Does swallowing saliva break one's fast?

Does swallowing saliva break one's fast? What should one do with it if they cannot swallow it? Please answer providing good evidences or references.
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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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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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Can I use a miswaak while fasting?

Some brothers told me not to use miswaak after Zuhar up to Ifthar. But, some brothers told that it is permissible to use. Can I use a miswaak while fasting?
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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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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 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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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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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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Does the coming of menses break the fast?

Of course, menses go for few days and woman cannot fast anymore with such condition. So what does the Quran and the hadith has to say about it? What should woman do then?
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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 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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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
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How long should I wait after breaking my fast to pray?

In the month of Ramadan that last went by, I was at my local mosque for iftar. When it was time to break our fast, we did so but I was encouraged to keep on eating for at least ten minutes before we ...
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Can posting bond for someone in jail count as 'freeing a slave' for purpose of making up for missed days of fasting?

I live in the USA and the federal constitution here forbids slavery with the exception of those being punished for a crime. There are thousands of people in jail who cannot afford the bail money to ...
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Does passive smoking break fasting?

If someone smokes close to you and you inhale the smoke involuntarily, does that break your fast? Also, does ruling change between fard fasting and extra (nafilah) fasting?
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What is the Sunni justification for breaking the fast after sunset instead of after Maghrib?

I've noticed a lot of my Sunni friends being very particular about breaking their fast immediately after it is sunset. As far as i know, it is makruh to wait a long time to break the fast, and that it ...
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Are Fajr & Isha the Nautical Twilights?

For those of you who don't know what it is, consider going through this page or this is good too. The main concern is with morning fajr/Dawn prayer. People say the white thread - black thread, ...
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Does using eyeliner (Kohl) break the fast?

Eyeliner eye(Kohl) is known from a long time and also in the time of the Prophet. All the people, whether they are men or women, put kohl on their eyes. Does using eyeliner(Kohl) break the fast?
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Using eye drops during fast as a medicine

if we use eye drops during fast will it break the fast or not. some people says that it breaks the fast and some says that it does not break the fast. kindly someone solve my confusion related to this ...
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Forced not to fast in Ramadan?

I am a boy of 15 years of age. Now, my parents don't allow me to fast everyday during Ramadan because they say that it will be tough for me and hard for me to fast everyday. So, they allow me to only ...
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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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What are the precautions to be noted when performing a Ghusl while fasting?

What are the precautions to be noted when performing a Ghusl (Full ritual bath) while fasting in the Ramadan? There is a hadith that says during ablutions, water should not be sniffed when one is ...
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When is the correct time to start my fast?

What is the correct time to begin my fast? I recently received an email with a time table given. In short it claimed that the only true time for the start of fasting is when the sun is 18 degrees ...
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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 it obligatory to fast during an extended visit to another city?

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 month, let him ...
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Does bleeding break the fast?

I have heard that bleeding invalidates the fast. This could be from a minor cut from a knife or from a severe accident. What is the exact ruling about this? What about minor bleeding caused by ...
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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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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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Forgot I am fasting and realized after eat almost a meal

I started my first day of shawal's 6 days fasting, alhamdulaylah, but in the middle of the morning I totally forgot that I was fasting because I was so busy in the work that I ate at least two bananas,...
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Can a non-Muslim have sex with her Muslim spouse after the Ramadan fast has broken?

We have been married for six months now. Ramadan starts tomorrow and my husband just told me last week, that we cannot have sex due to the fact that I'm non-Muslim, I'm Anglican. So I was just ...
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Should I pray before opening my fast or after it?

Someone told me that it is not good to pray with an empty stomach. He told me I should open my fast and then pray. Is that right? Should I eat before doing my maghrib prayer? What order did rasulAllah ...
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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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How to perform mandatory ghusal while fasting?

I know that there are three parts of mandatory ghusal(ghusal after nightfall or nocturnal emission) 1)rinse water into mouth 2)taking water into nostrils 3)passing water over whole body Please let ...
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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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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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What are the occasions/days to keep a fast?

I know there are several days aside from Ramadhan, during which Islam advises to observe fasting. I would like know what those days are.
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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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Kaffara for an unwanted sex while fasting

Assalam o Alaikum. I am a married woman and I try my best to be punctual in offering prayers and doing fasting. One day my husband did intercourse with me, without my wish, while I was fasting. ...
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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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Does a broken nafilah fast have to be replaced?

I was reading a fatwa that says that if you break a nafilah (voluntary) fast, you have to replace it. However, I was taught that it was not necessary to replace a voluntary fast. Does anyone have any ...
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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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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?