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

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Some people eat Sehri until they hear Fairj adhan, Is this acceptable?

Consider that sehri time is before 4.30 AM and Fajr time is around 5.30 AM. But, some of my friends and relatives do sehri after 4.30 AM and they try to complete it before the call to prayer(Adhan) ...
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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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I am not sure if I intentionally broke my fast so should I do kaffarah or not? [closed]

Whenever I do wudu I always get nervous washing my face because the water has to go on my lips, so I keep spitting so that I don't swallow anything. Then I read that this was waswas so I should ignore ...
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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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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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Do I have to fast if I will be staying at a travel destination for 15 days or more?

I will be traveling to India with my mother for her treatment during this Ramadan. From What I have read, one is no more considered a traveler if he stays in the destination city for 15 days or more. ...
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Sex during fast due to lack of knowledge

I heard from a renowned scholar on TV that you are permitted to get intimate with and have sex with wife during fasting in ramadan but not more than once (thats what I understood / interprete he said)....
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is fasting incomplete without prayer?

Asslamoalikum dear friends i want to ask that my father fasts but he sometimes shows laziness and does his prayers as Qaza. he goes to pray magrib prayer and does rest of them all as qaza at that time....
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Which of the following days of a week can I do voluntary fast?

Which of the following days of a week can I do voluntary fast? If I want to keep fast for three days a week then can I do this on Saturday, Monday and Thursday? Since I know that it should be Monday ...
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Fasting in pregnancy

My wife is pregnant and is type 2 diabetic. Is it mandatory for her to fast? She keeps on asking me and my knowledge is very limited. What does Islam says about fasting during pregnancy?
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Brushing teeth during Ramazan?

I have heard brushing teeth fast breaks the fast, is this true? If this is true please give some refrence.
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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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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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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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I travel around the city for 5 hours, am I exempted from fasting?

My job comprises of me having to travel in a car, drop at a location and walk for some minutes distributing flyers and then the car comes and drops me at another location I keep doing this for 5 hours ...
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Does bleeding make a fast void

Does during fasting makes it void. Does it depend on the amount of bleeding or the type bleeding. I need full details about it.
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What does someone have to do if he/she msaturbate while in fast state during Ramadan?

A sister masturbates as a habit right from childhood, even during Ramadan. She can't control herself even if she didn't have the intention of doing it, even though she knows recently (like 2 years ago)...
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How do I perform widhu if I'm fasting?

Normally, you need to perform wudu such as rinsing the mouth mouth and inhaling water into nose. Right now i'm fasting, so what should I be careful of? or how should I perform wudu? I am asking this ...
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Is fast valid without niyyat?

In month of ramadhan, most people have their fasting without niyyath and some of the them are not even having their sehari. Is this fast acceptable to Allah (c.c)?
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I have fast so can I do this?

I have fast so; Can I cut my nails? Can I cut my hairs? My father said that I can do but I need more detailed answer or yes or no. Also some says that when you have fast your whole body is in fast ...
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What is proper time of sahri/suhoor?

I mean, should we stop eating when we hear azan or at the end of azan? like in Iftar we start eating when we hear azan, so is there is a proper thing of sahri as well?!
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can a Type One diabetic fast?

I have type 1 diabetes which was diagnosed in november 2013, till last year I used to fast but I cannot now, because I have to take insulin during day times (i.e while fasting) and dinner and have to ...
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Please summary of what things break my fast?

I looked through other questions. No one asked for a summary on what breaks fast. what breaks my fast if i do it? If i am fasting and i curse at someone did my fast break?.
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Recommended fasts during Shaban

Can someone highlight and explain in detail the various fasts that are recommended during the month of Shaban based on the authentic hadeeth?
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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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How to fast in the Land of the Midnight Sun?

In tropical countries, we have a good proportion of day and night in 24 hour. So, praying and fasting is somewhat easy for us. In Bangladesh we fast, in most, for 16 hours. But in Sweden, it's ...
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Intention to break the fast

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah. About a year and a half ago, I was making up a missed Ramadan fast and did not know that it couldn't be broken without a valid reason the way a nafl fast could. So I ...
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Exceeding fasting starting time for few seconds?

I always use my computer's clock for that, in my time it begins 4:31:00, i couldn't notice it and i drank the water in my mouth at 4:31:07, is my fasting valid?
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What are the rulings regarding a person who can't fast

If a person of average health (a person who is a little overweight, doesn't have any major illnesses, and doesn't exercise, and doesn't get proper nutrition) is unable to fast, is there anything ...
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Why did the prophet PBUH break the fast early?

This hadidth says that the prophet PBUH did not wait for proper maghrib time to break his fast Sahih Al-Bukhari hadith We were in the company of the Prophet (PBUH) on a journey and he was fasting,...
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Can a Muslim Restaurateur‎ keep his restaurant open during the daytime in Ramadhan?

I live in a non-Muslim country and I see that even during Ramadhan some Muslim restaurateur‎s keep their restaurants open for non-Muslims during the fasting hours. Is this allowed? In line with the ...
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While fasting, I take water into my mouth . How can I make sure that remaining water doesn't break my fast?

If you take water into your mouth for some reasons while fasting, how can you make sure that the remaining water in your mouth doesn't break your fast?
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Does forgetting that one is fasting invalidate the fast?

I was told that for Ramadan sawm, if one accidentally forgets that they are fasting and eats, the fast is still valid. However, does this apply if one accidentally eats during a voluntary (nafilah) ...
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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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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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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 ...