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

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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 ...
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How long is the Taraweeh prayer usually?

I know Taraweeh prayer is done after the Isha/evening prayer, but how many rakats is it usually? What separates it from the tahajjud prayer, which is also done at night as well?
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Does sexually stimulating yourself break your fast?

I unfortunately have a huge addiction called masturbation. I've been trying to stop, and this ramadan, during fasting hours, I couldn't help myself and I masturbated to the point where I was about to ...
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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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What rules apply when fasting for Ramadan while traveling through different time zones?

I've read this question about whether one should fast in case of long distance travelling. Nevertheless a case that is not mentioned in the answer is what happens if one is travelling between ...
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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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Is there a relationship between fasting on Mondays and Thursdays and the 5:2 diet? [closed]

Following the Sunnah it is virtuous to optionally fast on Mondays and Thursdays. I was wondering if this relates to this 5:2 fast diet? This is where you have restricted calories on 2 days and your ...
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Do you have to make up a broken optional fast?

If one intends to fast one day (optional fast) but breaks it, do they have to make up for it?
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What should I do when my parents prohibit fasting during Ramadan?

My parents say that I won't be able to fast during to fast during Ramadan
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Can I break my fast on the day of my exam due to diabetes?

I suffer from type one diabetes and I am having exam in this week in uni. I am currently fasting and I have a problem: if I am not feeling quite well in exam, it would cost me a a lot. I was wondering ...
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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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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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Which order to perform quda (catch-up) fasting and Shawwal fasting according to the Hanafi madhab?

One woman has so missed many days of fasts during Ramadan (due to some kind of illness), that she will require a major part of the month of Shawwal to make those up. And when done, she will not have ...
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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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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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After breaking an oath in Allah's name, I mistakenly fasted for two (instead of three) days; do I need to redo these?

I had an oath in Allah's name and I broke it last year. Later, I fasted for two days; since I thought that the ruling is that I must fast for two days when an oath is broken; however, I recently ...
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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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Can I perform a nonstop voluntary fast for a certain time?

I'd like to know that if I can keep nonstop voluntary fasts for a certain time for any good purpose. Can anyone please explain in detail?
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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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If I smoke before Ramadan, but not during Ramadan, does it affect my fasts?

If I smoke before Ramadan, but not during Ramadan, does it affect my fasts? Analogous to how drinking alcohol means your fasts or salaahs will not be accepted for forty days.
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Can my mother forego Ramadan fasting due to long term illness and old age?

My mum is living in Bangladesh. She is around 65 years old and has been a suffering diabetic for the last 35 years. She is also suffering from other illness, like shortages of potassium. ...
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Does tasting salt break one's fast?

In my place, I have seen people tasting salt during fasting. When asked, they responded saying that we aren't eating so should be fine. Is it really fine or does it break the fast?
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Does swallowing food remains between teeth spoil sawm (fasting)?

Does swallowing food remains between teeth spoil sawm (fasting)? Please mention the case when it is done intentionally, unintentionally, and intentionally because you couldn't manage to remove the ...
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What is the prescribed time to start fasting from?

What is the prescribed time to start fasting from? I have heard that when azan is listened, sahri time is not ended yet. Thanks
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Is it wrong if I broke my fast intentionally because I fainted and was feeling very dizzy?

I broke my fast because I fainted and was feeling very dizzy. Is this wrong? Would this be considered intentionally or unintentionally breaking a fast?
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Not observing Ramadan for medical / weight reasons

What's the status for this case ? A person was ill. Because of his illness he lost lot of weight. He've been hospitalized and then he started a new treatement ! The treatement helped him gaining ...
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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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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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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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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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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 a person has broken their fast for a valid reason, should they eat differently?

For whatever reason, this person has to break their fast. Should they eat less or differently? Does it change is it is voluntary or obligatory fasting?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there anything special about fasting in the day of mid-Sha'ban?

While I've always known that fasting the day of Mid-Sha'ban is good and special, and tried to do so most times. Recently I've been told that there's nothing special about it! So to ask, is there ...
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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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Does swallowing blood unintentionally deem fast invalid?

My sister bled from her nose today, and due to excessive bleeding, she happened to accidentally swallow some, she later coughed it up, but there is no reassurance that she spit it all up or not, does ...
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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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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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Does female need to make up her menstruation fasts?

Salam I am looking for hadiths that say a female has to make up for her missed fasts if she menstruates during Ramadan. I could not find it in the Quran.
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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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Have Feeling Of Sex During Fasting

Assalamu Alaikum, Am 20 aged women, and I got recently married, I have a question which is related Ramadan. While fasting, me and spouse kiss each other and hug each other, we had such a sexual ...
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How should I make up my fasts that I missed for no excuses?

I used to fast for around 2 weeks only till my high school..I was much unconcerned and immature (still immature).. Now I want to make up these fasts. How should I make up these fasts I missed which ...