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

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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...