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Answers to some common Ramadan Questions

Assalamu Alaikum.

Too late, you say?

It’s never too late to seek knowledge.

Especially not when we are in the most important part of Ramadan, which means we should increase in our ibaadah. And seeking knowledge is an act of ibaadah.

Everyone’s favourite questions include:

1. What are the times when du’aa are accepted during Ramadaan? What specific du’aa should you say during the different parts of Ramadaan and on Laylatul-Qadr or the last 10 days of Ramadaan?

The answer is here.

[Note: The first and last duas that he mentioned were the ones that the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) recited the most frequently.

Also, another good time when dua is answered is the last hour of Friday i.e. the hour before the adhan of Maghrib.]

2. Is it better for a woman to pray Taraaweeh in the masjid or to pray at home? We have a musalla for prayer, but one of the sisters says it is better to go to pray in a masjid instead of a musalla and that masjid is not upon the Sunnah. So what is your advice?

The answer is here.

3. If a person misses his taraaweeh to be offered with the jamaa`ah (congregation) because he is delayed, is it permissible for him to offer taraaweeh after coming home, by holding the Qur’aan in his hand?

The answer is here.

4. What is allowed between the spouses that will not break the fast, (excluding intercourse, is there anything allowed)? According to the madhhab of Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee رحمه الله touching your husband or wife’s skin breaks your wudū’ and hence, kissing them also breaks the wudū’. How strong is this ruling in terms of dalaail (evidences) and what is the strongest opinion?

The answer is here.

4. Sometimes the children don’t listen or obey you and you have to raise your voice at them, so too when teaching them to fast and to not argue with each other. Does it break your fast to raise your voice at your children in order to get them to behave?

The answer is here.

5. I want to be able to increase in doing more good deeds in Ramadhaan so that I can increase in eemaan, please advise us on ways which will motivate us to do so.

The answer is here.

6. If one deals with teaching the Deen to many children who do not have much Islamic knowledge, nor are their families very practicing in the Deen, what should one focus on when teaching or advising these children during Ramadhaan? The ages of the children can range from 4 years to 13 years.

The answer is here.

7. Question: A person masturbated during the daytime in Ramadaan and he was saddened and wants to know how to make amends for this.

The answer is here.

Lots more questions here.


The Islamic Ruling on Masturbation (especially whilst fasting)

Assalamu Alaikum.

Yes, I know. You read the title and thought: “WHY is talking about this subject on her blog???”

A question to you: Why SHOULDN’T I be talking about this subject on my blog?

1) This blog is supposed to tackle all the issues surrounding fasting and Ramadan.

And believe me, masturbation is an issue that keeps coming up when people discuss Ramadan.

2) Many people are ignorant of the ruling on masturbation (it’s prohibited by 99% of the scholars).

I was teaching in class once and this issue came up. One of my students  asked me if there was an expiation (kaffarah) for masturbating in Ramadan. I was quite surprised by the question and I didn’t have the answer so I said that I would get back to her. So I did and I found the answer.

3) Many people are too shy to ask about such matters.

Allah is not shy of the truth so I wonder why we are?

It’s interesting that there so many people out there who will never discuss these sorts of issues under the pretext of “piety” or “modesty” yet they don’t feel shy spending the whole day backbiting about others. Where did their shame go?? [And yes, I have personally seen many people do this.]

If one is ignorant about a matter, then one needs to ask. Why? Because otherwise one of two things may happen:

1) Making the haram halal

2) Making the halal haram

So ignorance leads people to getting confused about what is lawful and what is prohibited.

Another reason that people don’t want to ask about such sensitive issues is because they don’t want people to scream at them:

“You did WHAT in Ramadan? Don’t you know that it’s HARAAM? Do you want to go to HELL?”

After two years of teaching, I’ve realised that many people want to be able to tell those with some knowledge about their problems or ask sensitive/ embarrassing questions, without being judged or screamed at.

Some might say: “Okay, this stuff is important but is it befitting that a woman talks about such matters?”

Well, I would suggest that you read the chapter on Tahaarah (Purification) in Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim. You’ll be surprised at some of the personal stuff narrated by the wives of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam).

They didn’t do it because they liked it rather they did it because they had a duty.

So, I’m just doing this as a duty. Perhaps someone will benefit from this information.

Remember: There is nothing sick about informing people about the rulings of the shariah.

Here are two links which are enough for those who want to know more:

1) All the fatwas from Islam QA related to this issue:,q,a

2) A brother has collected various articles on this issue. It’s a good collection especially for those who are trying to cure themselves of practicing this habit:

Note: This issue is not just related to men. Sadly, many woman are also involved in it.

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