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

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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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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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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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Eating medicine while fasting will make the fast makrooh?

I have to eat anti epileptic medicine at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. This cannot be delayed not even for 10 minutes. So if I eat my medicine while fasting, will it make my fast makrooh?
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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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Is my fast valid after drinking at 4:42am, while Muslim World League said fajr was 4:44am and Islamic University said it was 4.42am?

Before sleeping I watched time for fajr it was 4:42 am, I woke up ate and drink something stop before 4:42 than I checked timing again on Salah.com and it was showing time for fajr 4:44am so I drink a ...
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With no fajr adhan, am I allowed to eat 10 minutes after fajr time for a nafl fast? [closed]

There is no adhan for fajr here, so am I allowed to eat 10 minutes after fajr time (until the dawn appears) in nafl fast? I am secretly following Islam it is very hard for me to do fast.
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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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Praying left-out prayers before becoming a Muslim

As-salam-alaikum Bismillah ! I am a new Muslim and I am now going to be of 18 age this year inshallah. My question is before becoming Muslim I was a disbeliever, so I want to make up the prayer that ...
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Are exams during Ramadan a reason to not fast?

This year Ramadan will be during the exam period for most students. Is this an acceptable reason to not fast? Especially for nervous students who could potentially faint. Is there any way around ...
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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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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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Should I break the fast?

We have a lunch meeting and I am fasting. I am the only Muslim among the attendees. It becomes somewhat inappropriate that everyone eats while you avoid eating and target yourself. May be it is not ...
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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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repent & seeking forgiveness after cumming out during fast in ramadan

if a teenager failed to control his hormones and sexual organs and he just ejaculated during fast in Ramadan what can he do to repent for his deed immediately and to seek ALLAH'S forgiveness as quick ...
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If one shortens prayer for travel during Ramadan, must they also not fast?

Someone travelling during Ramadan does not have to fast that day (but catch it up later); Qur'an 2:184. Someone travelling can also shorten their prayer; Qur'an 4:101. Question: If one shortens ...
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Is fasting continuously for months permissible?

Is it permissible to fast continuously for months. Prophet saw asked young men to fast if they are single. So is it encouraged? I feel very peaceful and relaxing while fasting continuously. But I ...
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In Shia Islam, how is the ruling forbidding fasting while travelling arrived at?

From Should we keep fasting while traveling?, we find that the Shia view is that it's forbidden to fast while travelling. Al-Islam writes: The Imamis say: If the conditions required for praying ...
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Why do some Muslims fast on the 9th and 10th moharram even when it was abandoned by the Prohpet (saw)?

Below are narrations which shows it was abandoned Sahih Muslim .No 2510 Abd al-Rahman b. Yazid said: When al-Ash'ath b. Qais entered the house of 'Abdullah he was having his breakfast. He ('...
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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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If I didn't break my fast when it was invalidated?

If I did that, can I make it up with paying money to the poor instead? Or do I have to fast again? Is it okay to break the fast for medicine for my OCD?
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I didn't wake up for suhoor and slept till fajr prayer when I made niyat for fasting; is my fast valid?

I didn't wake up for suhoor and slept till fajr prayer and didn't make niyat (intention) for fasting. But I made niyat after I woke up for fajr, does my fasting is valid, if not what expiation should ...
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Is it true Umayyads and now Sunni scholars recommend taking fast at Ashura day as celebration?

I want to know if it is true that fasting is recommended by Sunni scholars on the day of Ashura. If so, are they following the Umayyads? Is it a celebration of the day Hussain a.s. the pious grandson ...
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Did the prophet say this regarding fasting in the day of Asura?

I have heard that when the prophet met the people of the book, he asked them why they were fasting in the day of Asura. They replied that it was a good day. The prophet then said he would fast that ...
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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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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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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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Voluntary fasts just after Ramadan

As Wr Wb, "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of Shawwaal will be rewarded as the one who fasts the entire year." [Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi]. ...
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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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Is it commendable to break the fast after a precautionary few mintutes?

Some people break their fast approximately one or two minutes after the precaution timetable. Is it a commendable act? What about the injunction against hastening in breaking the fast?
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Is it allowed to fast the day following the day of Eid el fitr?

The Eid el fitr has been june 25th. I want to know if it is allowed to fast june 26th as a part of the 6 days (fast) of Shawal or sunna (Monday and Thursday). Thank you.
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Is there evidence to exercise a little before Iftar?

Some brothers go to the gym during their fast and work out for around an hour before breaking the fast. I read there is some benefit for the body / losing weight / etc doing this. I'm wondering if ...
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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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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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After eating until 1/4 of the fajr adhan had passed, is the fast valid? [duplicate]

I have a doubt concerning the validity of my fast. I woke up late today and started eating dates and drinking water since it's permissible to eat till one hears the adhan of fajr salah. However, I ...
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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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Are my fasts accepted if I Drank Water after Fajr? [closed]

Are my fasts valid and accepted, if I didn't wake up for Fajr. When I wake up, I drank Water and Started my Fast.
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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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What is the significance of the day of Ashura, and is it obligatory to fast that day?

Wikipedia writes: Ashura (Day of Remembrance) is the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. ... What is the significance of the day of Ashura, and is it obligatory to fast that day?
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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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Is it makru to take appetite suppressants at suhur before starting the fast?

There are a few medicines and herbs that can effectively cancel your appetite for the entire day. I have taken one and I don't feel hungry or thirsty for the whole period of the fast. I asked my ...
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Do you have to be obsessive in rinsing the mouth when you start fasting?

If you are eating at suhoor and it's time to stop are you supposed to rinse your mouth out and even brush one's teeth to get rid of any food particles? The concern is swallowing food particles already ...
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Should we keep fasting while traveling?

I recently had to travel for work. That time I had to travel 100+ miles in non AC car during hot weather (+100 F) while fasting hour itself is long here (17 hour). I had to sweat quite a lot during my ...
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Is there a clear rule when a woman should do the ghusl after menstruation or child-bed (nifas)?

As a man and husband, I have no real idea about the menstruation, I mean what it feels like and if our sisters can feel it ending etc. Now, for example, it happens that some of my female relatives ...
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Popular du'a for breaking fast is weak / when to say?

According to islamqa.info the du'a “Allaahumma laka sumtu wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu (O Allaah, for You I have fasted and by Your provision I have broken the fast)" is weak but this is hasan “...
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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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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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Is it permissible to fast on aidiladha?

Is there a hadith from Rasulullah s.a.w or verse in the Quran that clarifies this problem? If possible I would like to know the elaboration from scholars. edit, even if the person wants 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 is the ruling on the fasting six days during the month of Shawwal?

Should I fast consecutive six days in Shawwal, or should I fast on alternate days? And are these fasts considered fard, sunnat or nafl?