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Ruling on Istikhara Using Beads

What is the ruling on Istikhara using beads? The idea is to stop at a certain bead, while making remembrance, or when the beads end at a certain remembrance, then decide to do or not to do something based on whether the number you stopped at is even or odd.

Shafi'i Fiqh

Ruling on a Sick Person who is Unable to Fast

My mother is seventy years old. Five years ago, she became diabetic. However, she observes fast and offers night prayers comfortably. A year ago, she underwent gastrectomy, so physicians recommended that she have 7-9 meals throughout the day. They even stressed that her doing so is of extreme importance to her health. What is the ruling on her fasting during Ramadan?

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