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Why Fast? Motivation From Revelation

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. As such, it is a tremendous act of worship, and engaging in it only makes the good qualities of a believer even better. Allah Most High tells us in the...

Menstruation Rulings Related To Ramadan

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The general ruling is that a woman is not permitted to fast any type of fast while she is in a state of menstruation (hayd) or lochia (nifas). The remainder of this article will discuss the following rulings: the...

List Of Prohibitions

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The Prophet ﷺ said: “What I have forbidden for you, avoid. What I have ordered you (to do), do as much of it as you can. For verily, it was only the excessive questioning and their disagreeing with their Prophets that...

Istihada: What Is It? And Examples

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Abnormal vaginal bleeding (istihada) is invalid blood. Practically speaking, it is any colored vaginal discharge that is not ruled as menstruation (hayd) or lochia (nifas). Contrary to popular thought, istihada is not a...