Do I break fast with Sunni husband at sunset or nightfall?

Question: My husband is Sunni and according to his Fiqh he can break his fast at sunset. He

Difference between ‘Imsak’ and ‘Subh’ time on calendar for fasting?

Question: In my Ramadhan calendar there is a column for ‘Imsak’ time and another one for ‘al-sobh’ prayer. If I drink water after Imsak but before al-sobh time is my fasting void? Answer: I will begin with some clarity to the meaning of ‘Imsak’, which is ‘to refrain from whatever that voids your fasting, such

Can I chew gum while fasting?

Question: I read a recent Fatwa from his eminence Ayatullah Sistani that it is permissible when fasting to

On saying ‘Ramadhan’ without the ‘month’ prefix

Question: I read in a book that it has been narrated from the Commander of the Faithful Imam

What is the meaning of Laylatul Qadr?

Question: What is the meaning of Laylatul Qadr? Answer: In order to answer this question, we must consider Surat al-Qadr, chapter 97 of the Holy Quran. إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ ‘We revealed it in the Night of Qadr’ (97:1) In this Surah Allah (swt) does not disclose what He revealed. ‘إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ’, the ‘hu’

Should I stop fasting during pregnancy?

Question: I have a question regarding fasting while pregnant. I am a pregnant lady. Two days ago I

28 FAQs on Fasting in Month of Ramadan

Question 1: My daughter is only 9 years old and she is small – she gets very weak.  Am I able to decide for her not to fast? As long as there is sound concern- not just merely emotional sympathy- for her health then yes, you can. If she is following Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi and

Is my fast valid if I inhale a natural oil or apply it on my skin?

Question: I’ve been using natural oil based medication such as oregano oil and eucalyptus oil, which require being

I’m sick & unable to fast, what do I do?

Question: I am speaking on behalf of my mother. She still has to fast some days from Ramadan

Is it allowed for a female to hug and shake the hand of another man as a form of greetings?

Question: My question is about hugging in islam. I am a student at university and each time I go