Fasting

Injuctions Pertaining to Fasting of the Traveller

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By Mawlana Inaam Haq Qasmi


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Q 01) Is it Better for a Musaafir to Fast in Ramadhaan or to Omit the Fasts?
Q 02) Unlike the Case of Salaah, why is it not Waajib for the Musaafir to Practice on the Concession Provided For Fasting?
Q 03) Can a Musaafir Observe Nafl or Qadha Fasts During Ramadhaan?
Q 04) It is Compulsory to Fast if the Musaafir’s Journey Begins Only after Subh Saadiq.
Q 05) Is a Musaafir Permitted to Break a Fast?
Q 06) Undertaking a Journey or Choosing a Long Road to Avoid Fasting.
Q 07) Did Rasulullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) ever Miss a Fast while Travelling?
Q 08) Breaking One’s Fast because of Extreme Thirst.
Q 09) When One’s Forced to Break One’s Fast on a Journey.
Q 10) A Fast Can be Broken to Satisfy One’s Host.
Q 11) A Musaafir Decided to become a Muqeem, Fasted and then broke his Fast.
Q 12) A Fast was Broken before the Journey could Begin.
Q 13) A Muqeem had Already Intended to Fast when he Embarked on a Journey.
Q 14) When a Musaafir becomes a Muqeem.
Q 15) A Fasting Muqeem Traveled, Returned before Completing the Distance of Safar and then Broke his Fast.
Q 16) A Fasting Musaafir Engaged in Sexual Relations upon reaching Home.
Q 17) It is not Permissible to Miss One’s Fast for a Minor Journey.
Q 18) Staying Over at a Place for Less than Fifteen Days.
Q 19) Countries where the Duration of Day and Night are Unusual.
Q 20) Fasting More than Thirty Days.
Q 21) Fast Less than Twenty-Nine Days.
Q 22) Reaching a Place where the Sun has not yet Set after Terminating one’s Fast.
Q 23) When will One End One’s Fast on an Aeroplane?
Q 24) A Person Performs the Eid Salaah in Another Country and then returns home to find that Ramadhaan has not yet Ended.
Q 25) When should a Musaafir Observe the Qadhaa Fasts?
Q 26) The Qadhaa of a Person who is Continuously Travelling.
Q 27) The Musaafir who Passes Away while Travelling.
Q 28) What Happens to a Musaafir who Never Finds the Opportunity for Qadhaa?
Q 29) Can a Musaafir Pay the Fidya?
Q 30) The Musaafir who is Incapable of Paying the Fidya.
Q 31) Will the Reward of the Six Fasts after Eid be Attained if a Musaafir observes his Qadhaa Fasts therein?
Q 32) Will the virtues of Nafl Fasts be Attained when One Observes them with the Intention of Qadhaa?


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Acts which Break or do not Break the Fast

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Compiled by Ebrahim Saifuddin


fast_invalidatorsThere are some acts which invalidate the fast and some which do not break the fast. The following is a compilation of some of the common acts which invalidate or do not invalidate the fast. These are taken primarily from Behashti Zewar (Heavenly Ornaments) [English - Urdu] unless mentioned otherwise.




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Fell Ill During Fast and Took Medicine

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By Mufti Rasheed Ahmad Ludhyanwi


siwakQuestion: A person started his fast and then fell ill. His condition became really serious but although there was no fear of death occuring, the doctor gave him medicine. Will this person receive a sin for taking the medicine? And is only Qadha obligatory on him or Kaffarah as well?




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Delaying the Salah in Jama'ah because of Preparing Meals

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By Mufti Abdur Raheem Lajpuri


cookingQuestion: To attain rewards, many people in our area arrange for Naan, meat, Kichra, Pulao, Kari, gravies and other types of food to be fed in the Masjid. This however leads to an eight to ten minute delay in the Maghrib salah. Someone has mentioned that rather than earning rewards, the people are responsible for committing a sin because they are delaying the salah. He says that this program should therefore be called off. The food that the poor were therefore receiving in the name of Iftar has stopped. Is it really a sin to delay the salah by ten minutes?


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Missing Fasts because of Studies

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By Mufti Abdur Raheem Lajpuri


missing_fastsQuestion: We are students studying at college and fasting is Fardh for us. Although we have the strength to fast, it affects our studies because our classes take place from eleven in the morning to six in the evening. Furthermore, we are writing our qualifying exams in a months time and the only time we have to prepare for it is the hold month of Ramadan. Failing these exams would be tremendous loss to us. Can we miss the fasts of Ramadan with the intention of repeating them afterwards?


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The Wisdom Behind Fasting and Its Benefits

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By Mufti Abdur Raheem Lajpuri


fasting_wisdomThere are innumerable reasons and benefits of fasting. One of the most promenent is habituating oneself with controlling the carnal self. One thereby restrains one's innate desires, as a result of which those good deeds that are normally difficult to carry out become easier. One therefore is able to forsake sin and develops the qualities of piety and abstinence.


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To Eat Intentionally After Unintentional Eating and Masturbation During Fast

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By Mufti Azizur Rahman


ramazan-kareemQuestion: Someone eats unintentionally during fast afterwhich he thinks the fast stands invalidated. As a result now he eats intentionally, will he need to just make up Qadha or is Kaffarah also necessary? By this would masturbation with hand intentionally entail only Qadha or Kaffarah would apply?




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