Saturday 20 May 2017
Chapter: Things which Break your Fast
• Brief recap of previous Lesson
• Removal of blood from the body
o Large vs small amount
o Medical reason, e.g. blood sample or tooth removal
• Does vomiting break your fast?
o It will break your vomit if it is intentional
o Accidental vomiting does not break the fast
o Hadeeth regarding this
• What about eye/nose/ear drops? Are they allowed during fasting?
o Eye and ear drops do not break fasts as they do not have a direct inlet to the stomach, however best to avoid them
o Nose drops will break fast as the nose is a direct passage to the stomach
o Similarly, when making wudhu water should not be drawn too far into the nose or gargled for the same reason - Hadith
• What about the siwak?
o It is mustahab (liked)
o What about flavoured siwaks?
• What about fragrances that are gaseous (e.g. oud, sticks)
o Does not necessarily break your fast
o However, if fragrance is gas with heavy particles then that can be a problem
Things which don’t break the fast but reduce the reward:
• “The easiest part of fasting is to stop eating and drinking”
• The hardest part to stop is the bad action
o Back biting
o Foolish behaviour
• The above things (bad speech, foolish behaviour) will reduce your reward for fasting
o A person who sins often during fasting may lose all his/her reward for that day
• The person who is fasting should try to ensure that he/she uses their time in the remembrance of Allah (doing Dhikr) and other good actions such as
o Reading the Quran
o Sitting in the mosque
• Hadith- “whomsoever does not leave the false speech, and acting upon it, and foolishness, then Allah has no need for him to leave his food and drink”
Chapter: Making up the days of Ramadhaan
o Permissible reasons for missing fasting
o Illness (e.g. fasting causes worsening, or pain, or delayed recovery)
o Old age, is not able to fast
o What about too young an age? i.e. before the age of puberty and unable to fast
o Menstruation/Post-natal period
o What about Pregnancy or breast feeding? Difference of opinion on this
o Two types of illness
o Short illness and eventual recovery insha Allah- must make up days lost
o Long/permeant illness – cannot make up days, must feed a poor person for every day missed
o Old age and not able to fast,
o If he/she cannot make up days to fast, then feed a person for every day missed
o If you can fast, then there is a difference of opinion, some scholars say it is a choice, others say better to not fast because Allah has given you ease and you should take it
o If unable to fast whilst travelling then you must not fast, and instead make up the days when you are no longer fasting
o What about those who travel on purpose to miss fasting, what do the scholars say
o What is classed as travel?
o Menstruation/Post-natal bleeding, must miss those days and should make them up afterwards
o Difference of opinion
o What if the woman is concerned about her health or that of her baby?
o Other cases of making up days for fasting:
o Travel that ends midway through a day, fast or not fast?
o What about a period that finishes midway through the day, should you continue fasting?
o What about a person who ends up swallowing water unexpectedly? (e.g. someone falls into a river, and you decide to help them knowing you inevitably swallow water), continue fasting after?
Q and A:
o What happens if in your country, it is still 28th days but you travel to a country who are in their 29th day and they spot the moon that day?
o Making up day for fasting in case of complex travel (e.g. difference in time between countries)
RAMADHAAN IS ABOUT 1 WEEK AWAY insha Allah