Zakat ul Fitr

Zakat ul Fitr

The Messenger (ﷺ) commanded with Zakāt-Fitr at the end of Ramadan, one Sā’ of dried dates or barley, “payable by the young and old, free and slave.” (Abu Dawūd 1620) “He commanded that it be handed out before the people leave their homes for the ⁦‪Eid‬⁩...
Actions that Nullify the Fast and require Qadā (Reconstitution)

Actions that Nullify the Fast and require Qadā (Reconstitution)

We may divide actions that nullify the fast as two categories: Uncontrollable Controllable Type 1: Uncontrollable Menstruation or post-natal bleeding      ‘Is it not the case that when she gets her period, she does not pray or fast?’ (al-Bukhārī) When a woman sees the...
Excuses for not fasting in Ramadan

Excuses for not fasting in Ramadan

…So whoever from you is sick or travelling, then the numbers should be made up from other days. As for those who find it difficult, then they should feed a poor person (for every day)… (Sūrat al-Baqarah, 2:184) Those who have a temporary excuse These are...
Conditions obligating the fast

Conditions obligating the fast

Fasting is obligatory on the: Muslim Bāligh (attained physical & cognitive maturity) Sane (cognitive maturity & the capacity to understand the obligation, its fulfilment and reward) Resident (not travelling or able to fast while in Travel) Able Free of valid...
Defining Siyam & The Merit of Ramadan

Defining Siyam & The Merit of Ramadan

Defining Fasting: Linguistically ‘Ṣawm’ (pl. ṣiyām) means abstinence (الإمْسَاكُ). Legally إمْسَاكٌ مَخْصُوصٌ في زَمَنٍ مَخْصُوصٍ مِنْ الفَجَرِ الصَادِقِ إلى غُرُوْبِ الشَّمْسِ بِنِيَةٍ مَخْصُوصَةٍ Withholding from something specified, during a specified time which is...
Excuses for not fasting in Ramadan

A Guide to Fasting & the Month of Ramadan

Islam (Submission to God) is one of the world’s three major religions, and is the final link in the Judeo-Christian Islamic tradition of monotheism (belief in One God). More than one billion Muslims (Submitters in English) follow this religion around the world....