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A Ramadan Reader: Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

Ramadan Reader: Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

SeekersHub Answers | Missing Fasts Because of Exams

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Asalam ‘alaykum

I am studying at university . My exams will be occurring during the month of Ramadan.I am concerned that fasting will affect my exam performance because of the difficulty to fast in summer and was wondering is there any way I could miss those fasts and make them up later. 

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

No, you cannot miss your fasts.

Fasting is a duty for the believers. Whoever misses it without genuine excuse doesn’t understand what that means nor what is going on. Mercy and blessings flow down upon the obedient, worshipful servant, and such are the believers whom Allah loves.

Allah Most High says, “And whoever is mindful of Allah, He will grant them a way out, and will provide for them in ways unimagined. And whoever places their trust in Allah, then Allah is their sufficiency. Allah’s affair will surely come to pass–and Allah has made a clear decree for everything.” [65.2-3]

If there is taqwa, there is assistance. If there is taqwa, there is an opening, there is light, there is success. Missing fasts and disobeying Allah in the hope of succeeding in this world is folly. Whoever makes Allah their priority, He suffices them from their other concerns.

Focus, work hard, eat and drink well, get enough rest, and pray at night when others are asleep, asking Allah for success and facilitation, and pray the Prayer of Need [see: How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?] before each exam. This is the way of the strong believers.

May Allah bless your efforts and facilitate success for you in this life and the next.

And Allah alone gives success.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

 

SeekersHub Answers | Do Insulin Injections Nullify the Fast?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam Alaikum ,

Although Glucose drips are injected through the arm or bloodstream it still provides nourishment. Would insulin injections nullify the fast?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Injections do not invalidate the fast, irrespective of the substance they contain.

A drip takes the same ruling. The entrance of something through a recognized entry point invalidates the fast.

Please see: The Complete Guide to Fasting and: “Principles on What Invalidates the Fast”

And Allah alone gives success.

Wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

SeekersHub Answers | Is It Obligatory to Complete Recitation of Quran in Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Is it compulsory for every Muslim to complete recitation of the Qur’an at least once in the month of Ramadan? I ask because sometimes it is difficult to complete the Qur’an due to being busy.

Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

It is recommended, but not obligatory, for those able to complete the Quran in Ramadan to do so.

If difficult for one:

a) one should strive to read as much as one can in an effective and moving manner (such that one reads with reflection);

b) one should try to listen to as much Qur’an as one can, while maintaining at least minimum attentiveness to the recitation. There is great merit, reward, and benefit in listening to the Qur’an.

And Allah alone gives success.

Wassalam,
Faraz Rabbani

Please see Book of Virtues (180-231) – Recitation of the Qur’an (180-184) Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous) by Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi

SeekersHub Answers | What Should I Do If I Was Taking Medication During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam aleykum

I have been in a lot pain recently and had to miss some days of Ramadan because of pain medication. On some days, I would take pain medicine once after sunrise but before noon and then continue with my fast. Should I make up these days?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

You must make up all the fasts you invalidated. This includes those invalidated by taking medication during the fasting hours.

Make the intention to make up a fast before Fajr on the day you wish to fast, and then do so.

In future, you should consult with an expert doctor to see if it is possible to take an alternative medicine, or at least to be able to take the medicine outside the fasting hours.

And Allah alone gives success.

Wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

SeekersHub Answers | Is It Permissible to Avoid Inhaling Water in Nose for Wudu While Fasting?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salam alaykum,

When fasting I don’t inhale water into my nose during wudu, I just wash my nose by putting water into it without inhaling it. Is it ok?

Also are my previous fasts valid as before I always sniffed water when doing wudu?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

Yes, your previous fasts are valid.

In general, it is a sunna to exaggerate the washing of the [mouth and] nose. However, this is not the case when fasting due to the fear of vitiating your fast.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Exaggerate in washing the nose except if you are fasting.” [Abu Dawud]

[Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Please also see: The Complete Guide to Fasting

And consider taking the following free class at SeekersHub: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Basic Hanafi Jurisprudence (STEP)

And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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