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Ramadan FAQ’s – Medical

Q- Will the use of a medical inhaler nullify my fast? A. You are advised to make use of the asthma pump at the time of Sehri and Iftaar. However, if you require to urgently use the pump while fasting then you should do so. In this case, the fast will be nullified and...

Ramadan FAQ’s – General

Q- Does smoking invalidate the fast? A: Smoking nullifies the fast. Both Qadhaa and Kaffarah become Waajib. Q- Is it permissible to apply oil to the head whilst fasting? A. It is permissible to apply oil to the head. The fast will not be nullified. (Fataawa Raheemiya)...

Is it permissible to have a blood test whilst fasting?

Question: I have a blood test appointment in two days.  Can I have the blood test whilst fasting? Will it break my fast? Is it permissible to have a blood test whilst fasting? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum...

Performing Witr in congregation in Ramadan

Q. I have heard and read many hadiths that supports praying Witr prayer during the latter part of the night especially after Tahajud, however during the Month of Ramadaan the Witr is prayed in congregation after Salaatul Taraweeh. I have seen many people leave the...

Diabetes and missing fasts during Ramadan

Answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera I am diabetic and can not fast due to this medical condition. During fasting after one P.M., my blood sugar level goes down and I experience sever headaches followed by vomiting. This is permanent situation. Can I pay...

The Fiqh of Fasting

Answered by Sidi Mujib The Fiqh of Fasting Answer: Ta`limu’l-Haq chapter on Fasting (Sawm) taught by Shaykh Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf on Sunday, October 20th, 2002 and Sunday November 3rd, 2002. Notes in brackets [such as (F: )] are from Faraz Rabbani. Fasting in the...