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Ramadan: is there a solution to long summer days?

Some options: 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 ...
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Ramadan: is there a solution to long summer days?

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 ...
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Is it obligatory to pray Taraweeh in the mosque?

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 ...
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Can niyat (intention) be done by heart, or must it be declared verbally?

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 ...
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Is it obligatory to pray Taraweeh in the mosque?

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 ...
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Families whose children practice Ramadan

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 (...
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If the husband is fasting for Ramadan and the wife is not fasting, is it permissible to have sex?

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 ...
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Does oral sex during the day in Ramadan invalidate the fast?

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 ...
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Is it part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan?

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 ...
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Can the mosque accept food for iftar or money for iftar in Ramadan from a non-Muslim?

No its depends on individuals but technically it's wrong mosque can't receive money or food from non Muslim as we can't give zakat to them its necessary to give the deserved ones and Muslims.
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Ramadan and drinking fluids

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 ...
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Ramadan: is there a solution to long summer days?

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)...
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Sex during fast due to lack of knowledge

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 ...
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Is it recommended to complete reading the Quran once in Ramadan?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions Yeah is is Mustahab and Sunnah to read the Quran in the month of ramadan ...
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When to make up for non-fasting travel days during Ramadan? Is there a clash with Eid al-Fitr?

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 ...
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What can a man do to satisfy his sexual desires when he cannot have relations with his wife?

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 ...
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Is it part of the Sunnah to fast for 6 days in the month next to Ramadan?

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 ...
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Is there any backup for this statement about the virtue of Ramadan?

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 ...
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Is it allowed to fast the day following the day of Eid el fitr?

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 ...
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Should I Fast or not during exams/ while studying for exams?

Fasting is obligatory, and not fasting is a great sin. The only people exempted from fasting are the following: Travelers (of long distances) Sick people (that are too sick to fast) Old people (...
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Can kids between the age 12 to 15 years old who missed suhoor fast?

If the kid has reached puberty then he/she should not eat or drink anything until Maghrib Athan. The age when someone reaches puberty differs from one person to another. For example, someone living ...
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Is it better to donate during Ramadan?

Of course donating during Ramadan is best time. But the point is that we don't have to Wait till Ramadan. As We never know that when our time will come (death). Also, there is a hadith that talks ...
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What types (if any) of sexual activity are permitted during Ramadan?

Some evidences I'll list here some evidences: It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. They are clothing for you and you are ...
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Why is Laylatul Qadr commonly thought to be the 27th night of Ramadan?

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 ...
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Why does the Hijri calendar continue indefinitely?

The Muslim tradition says that the ancient Arabs did practice intercalation (nasīʼ), but this was abolished by the Prophet at the time of the “Farewell Pilgrimage” in the year 10 of the Hijra. This is ...
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Is it okay to perform Tahajjud after Witir?

When you pray in the mosque you have two -good- options: 1) pray witr with the Imam and if you can do the tahajjud later you do it without repeating the witr because it is narrated (there are no 2 ...
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Is there any evidence in the Qur'an or Hadith which permits delaying Adhan?

Changing the accurate time of Azan doesn't improve accuracy. I think we can personally stop eating a couple of minutes before Azan of Subh, or start eating a couple of minutes after Azan of Magrib to ...
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Can I fast without suhoor (not during Ramadan)?

You may fast without suhur for any fast obligatory (like in Ramadan or in case you need to make up missed fasts of Ramadan or a fast in fulfilment of a vow) or optional (like for the day of 'Arafa or ...
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