The harder you find it to fast the more reward you will get. You have approximately 6 hours of rest and you should think of the most efficient way to use your time.
Most countries do not give holidays during Ramadan and you should continue your life with your normal daily activities.
Instead of thinking about how hard Ramadan is, you should think about ...
Speak to your manager about rearranging working time over this month.
Is working from home an option?
Reserve some holiday to spend in the way of Allah - use some of your annual leave over Ramadan.(consider working half days for some days during the week etc)
May Allah make it easy for you.
While there are clear evidences that the prophet himself prayed 11 raka'at (e.g 8 raka'at tarawih and 3 raka'at witr) for the night prayer, there is a difference of opinion regarding whether this mandates a set limit to the tarawih prayer. The two camps can be summarized thus:
Any even number of raka'at is permissible: This is based on the general meaning ...
Things that spoil(break) fasting are following:
Ejaculation in a awake state (whether it happened during touching of a woman body, kissing, masturbating or alike)
Infusion (Feeding through needle)
Child-birth bleeding (nifas) or vaginal bleeding (istihada) for females
Anything else besides the aforementioned, does not ...
Assalam u Alaekum Wa Rehmatullah,
When Umar Bin Khattab established 20 Rakaat prayers for taraveh except 3 Rakaat Witar. At that time there were millions of Sahaba there who knew that and no one objected so this made an "ijmaa" and infact, this is the Sunnah of Sahaba as Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:
Stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of ...
To some extent your question is already answered here. Were I think I could explain that the majority of scholars tend to say that it is recommended to pray compulsory or optional prayers at home. And taraweh is a sunnah/nafl prayer and therefore optional.
On the other hand the majority of scholars and madhabs consider praying taraweh in a mosque or jama'a ...
Basically an intention is made up in your mind. As for example if you want to pray a prayer you prepare yourself by thinking that you might need to perform wudu' etc. so the process basically starts in the mind, with the heart (which might guide you to do good things). In Arabic we say the niyyah is in our heart -also meaning inside ourselves-!
Example on ...
Laylatul Qadr occurs in the last ten nights of Ramadan during an odd night (i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th) because of the what we know from ahadeeth (which have been mention in other answers). However the scholars differ as to if it is fixed to one of these odd nights every year or if it changes every year to a different odd-numbered night.
It is ok to do Taraweeh at your house, for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not do it all the time in Jama'ah (for fear it may become Fardh).
For further information see this (Arabic). and here is the translated version in (English)
According to a Hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari, Tarawih prayer is eight rakats. The Prophet (pbuh) led the Taraweeh Prayer for eight rakats. The Taraweeh Prayer is a sunnah al-muakkada. The shortest is two rakats and the longest is twenty rakats. However, during the time of Umar b. Abdulaziz, the people of Medina observed the Taraweeh Prayer for thirty-six ...
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 187:
Permitted to you on the night of the fasts is the approach to your
wives. They are your garments. And ye are their garments. Allah
knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to
you and forgave you; so now associate with them and seek what Allah
Doing sehri before fasting is a sunnah of our beloved Prophet S.A. Many scholars said that without sehri, the fasting could be considered as a fast, but the rewards will not be similar to the fasts with Sahar.
So, the answer is YES, fasting without sahr is considered as a fast. But, accepting the fast is with the hands of Allah(Subh). He looks in to all our ...
All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions,
Praying Taraweeh in the Mosque is Sunnah ,If someone prays at home he would miss those rewards of praying in congregation but he would not be sinful.So it is not obligatory to offer taraweeh at Mosque but is Sunnah.
The mental image "Muslims enforce their kids to do so" that is common among westerners is far from real.
All religious obligations in Islam, not only fasting in Ramadan, but also prayer, haj (pilgrimage), Hijab, etc. are all for adulthood.
But what do your kids in western Europe do? They imitate the everyday actions of the adults. And that's what the ...
Three points must be considered:
If there has been intercourse with penetration then that would invalidate fast no matter if there was an ejaculation or not as it is haram (by Quran and sunna which explains why this verse have been revealed) to have intercourse (with penetration) while fasting.
If there was only fondling or any kind of intimacy without ...
Scholars say that as long as neither of the husband or wife had ejaculation due to sexual arousal their fast is valid (assuming even the wife was fasting). (See this or this fatwa in Arabic or this in English) Note that the fast of any of them would only become invalid once a ejaculation takes place. And in your case only the fast of the husband could become ...
Ahadith on the recommendation to fast 6 days of shawwal
Generally we are recommended to fast outside of Ramadan. The only days we are not allowed to fast are: the two Eids and the three days of tashreeq (after Eid al-Adha) and we are also not allowed to fast on Friday (if we don't fast a day before or after it too) and all the year or life time.
For the ...
Even if she doesn't stay up during the Qadr nights and doesn't worship at all, still she can hope to gain the mercy of Allah, let alone with all that worship:
قَالَ وَمَن يَقْنَطُ مِن رَّحْمَةِ رَبِّهِ إِلَّا الضَّالُّونَ
He said, "And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for those
Also note that menstruation is ...
Nothing is allowed to be taken during fasting, No medicine or anything. Eating anything breaks the fast.
If you want to take medicine,that is extremely important for you,and it will be lethal if you dont take then, Just dont fast at all.
For scholarly reference: http://islamqa.info/en/65871
And Allah knows the best
I've heard and read about a couple of options for the time to fast:
Fasting according the length of the fast of the next city with a latitude of 45° north (For example in Europe and northern America) or south (For example in Australia and southern Africa or America). (Starting after the local fajr). (See also, this opinion has been lately -2014- re-...
Did i break my fast?
Yes, your fasting for that day was broken.
Shud i pay kaffara or offer qaza of that fast?
You have to do kaffara as the act of breaking the fast (intercourse) was intentional.
Did i do a sin? While i thought it was permitted one time.
Not knowing is not an excuse. And Allah is All-Forgiver.
Kaffara or qaza is to be offered ...
Well as soon as possible does not mean that you fast on EID day because that is forbidden.
But after EID day you should make them up as soon as possible. (Of-course excluding any days on which fasting is forbidden or relaxed like for women during menses or people who are sick or are travelling)
Reason is that as muslims we believe their is no guarantee of ...
Now that you cleared your question, as menopause isn't a reason to stop having intercourse. While menstruation indeed is a reason, as stated in the comment of brother Zia, but that doesn't mean that you must avoid having any sexual pleasure or tension.
In the following I'm assuming that you are not considering a second (etc.) marriage and just look for legal ...
Yes, it is Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan which is the month of Shawwal. It was narrated from Abu Ayyub that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“Whoever fasts Ramadan then follows it with six days of Shawwal, it is
as if he fasted for a lifetime.” - Sunnah ibn Majah, Grade : Sahih (Darussalam)
The hadith cited above is from the ...
This quote is from a Hadith 1887 in Sahīh Ibn Khuzaymah (Arabic: صحيح ابن خزيمة) by Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Khuzaymah (Arabic: أبو بكر محمد بن إسحاق بن خزيمة بن المغيرة):
ثنا علي بن حجر السعدي، ثنا يوسف بن زياد، ثنا همام بن يحيى، عن علي بن زيد بن جدعان، عن سعيد بن المسيب، عن سلمان قال خطبنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في آخر يوم من شعبان فقال
The first day of Shawaal is Eid-ul-Fitr but fasting is prohibited on this day. Therefore you can start it the day after. So you can start it on the second day of Shawaal.
This site has more info if you are interested.
You can start fasting six days of Shawwal from the second day of Shawwal, because it is haram to fast on the day of 'Eid. You can fast ...
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
As for the miswaak, it is permissible and there is no difference of opinion concerning that. But they differed as to whether it is makrooh after the sun has passed the meridian, and there are two well known views, both of which were narrated from Ahmad. But there is no shar’i evidence ...
According to Holy Prophet (PBUH) : Try to find "Laiiltulqadar" in odd nights of last ashra of Ramadan.But it is not necessary that 27th of Ramadan is "Laiiltulqadar" it may be 21st 23rd 25th 27th or 29th. On 27th of Ramadan Nazool e Quran was completed so importance of this night is more so Reward on praying this night is equal to 80 years of "ibadah"