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

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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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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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What does someone have to do if he/she masturbate 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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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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Replacing old Ramadan days

Salam brother or sister I was going to ask you some questions about masturbation during ramadan, you see last year I miss 10 days due to my addiction to masturbation and I thought it was ok until now ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there anything I can do to make up for missing fasting?

I live in the UK and this year the times for fasting Ramadan are too long for me to do. I am unable to fast the prescribed times as I will not be able to carry out my duties at work, I am also on my ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it permitted to use perfumes while fasting?

I heard that it is makrooh to use perfumes in ramadan. Did the prophet (PBUH) allow us to use perfumes (without alcohol) during fasting in Ramadan? Please post some hadiths regarding this.
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 nocturnal emission due to wet dreams break fast?

What should person do if during fasting while sleeping experience nocturnal emission.