The fast of one who does not pray

Question: We need to know the ruling about the fast of one who does not pray (obligatory prayers)? Answer: One who does not pray, (then) his fast is not correct and it is not acceptable from him. This is because the one who does not pray is a kaafir and apostate (murtad), as Allaah (subhaanahu …

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Does one who does not fast become a disbeliever (kaafir)?

Question: Is the one who does not fast, even though he is not ill or anything, become a kaafir, despite performing his (obligatory) prayers? Answer: One who does not fast because he rejects it's obligation then he is a kaafir by concensus. As for one who does not fast because he is lazy and negligent …

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The menstruating and post-partum bleeding woman eating during the day

Question: Is the menstruating and post-partum bleeding woman allowed to eat and drink during the day in Ramadhaan? Answer: Yes, she can eat and drink during the day in Ramadhaan, however, it is better if this is done out of sight (of others), particularly since if they have a child at home then this would …

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Sun does not set until late, so when should we break our fast

Question: We live in a land in which the sun does not set until 21:30 (09:30pm) or 22:00 (10:00pm), so when should we break our fast? Answer: Break your fast when the sun has set. So long as you have a night and day in 24 hours, it is obligatory that you fast even if …

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Fasted without taking the sahoor (pre-dawn meal)

Question: A person went to sleep before the sahoor in Ramadhaan whilst having the intention to take the sahoor. But, he slept through 'til the morning. Is his fast correct or not? Answer: His fast is correct because the sahoor is not a condition for the correctness of the fast. Rather it is preferable, for …

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Being united regarding the beginning and end of Ramadhaan, and how to achieve it

Question: Why are the Muslims not united with regard to the beginning and end of Ramadaan? How can that be achieved? Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Undoubtedly for the Muslims to be united in starting and ending the fast is something desirable and it is something that is required by sharee’ah wherever possible, and there …

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Should he fast with his own country or with any country that sights the new moon?

Question: What should I do if the moon is sighted in some Muslim countries but the country where I am working completes the month of Sha’baan and Ramadaan as thirty days? What is the cause of the people’s differences in Ramadaan? Answer: Praise be to Allaah. You have to stay with the people of your …

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