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

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Does having an injection break the fast?

It is common knowledge that anything ingested during fasting period is not acceptable. But what about things getting inside the body by other means? Can injections be taken while fasting?
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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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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 my fast valid if I do ghusl after eating sohor?

Sometimes when I wake up for fasting, I notice I had ejaculated (not the result of masturbation, but a wet dream). Despite that fact, I eat and drink completely, then I do ghusl in order to pray al-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?
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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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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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Should I continue the fast after experiencing a wet dream? [duplicate]

I was taking a nap in the afternoon of Ramadan and experienced a wet dream. Am I allowed to continue the fast? Is my fast valid? Am I required to take a bath?
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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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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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Does oral sex during the day in Ramadan invalidate the fast?

How about, if the wife who is not fasting gives oral sex to the husband who is fasting without ejaculation taking place? Is it permitted?
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Does sperm release due to wet dreams invalidate fasts? [duplicate]

Today morning I had a bad experience in my life and now I want to understand whether is it ghuna or not. I didn't eat anything in sahri I slept without doing sehari and after that I had a bad dream ...
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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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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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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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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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Does cleaning or filling of teeth breaks fast?

All praises to be Allah SW. My dentist advised me that I should clean my teeth with the dentist during Ramadan, and they are closed after iftar. So today I went to the dentist at 9:00 AM and he ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to repent after breaking a fast by masturbation?

I have committed a sin (Masturbate) that invalidated my fast. Can you please advice on how to repent and what actions I should do for my repentance to be valid? I am 16 years old and can't afford to ...
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Am I allowed not to fast if I slept in and didn't make niyyah (itention)?

I was tired yesterday, and I couldn't help I just slept before even the sunset. Next thing I know I woke after like an hour after fajr time, I had slept for nearly 12 hours. Now I haven't taken ...
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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 I fast without suhoor (not during Ramadan)?

Can I fast without suhur(not during Ramadan)? The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said : <"Eat Suhur(pre dawn meal).Surely there is a blessing in Suhur.">