Fasting

Itikaaf and Fasting

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Q: Can I sit in I'tikaaf when I am not fasting due to periods having ended?

A
: I'tikaaf is not valid during periods.

Fasting is also necessary for I'itikaaf.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Cloudy Discharge and Fasting

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Q: I was sexually aroused and when I went to the bathroom to urinate, I noticed a half a drop of a cloudy white liquid, it was not completely white, just cloudy, did this invalidate my fast?

Before urinating I squeezed my private part and saw like a tiny drop, it didnt come out with force I squeezed it out just before urinating, it wasn't white, it was like off white, like 40 percent off white.

A:
Your fast is valid.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Internal Examination and Fasting

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Q: Will an internal gynae examination and pap smear break the fast?

A:
Yes it will break the fast.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Fasting Two Days for Arafah

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Q: I just want to clear the confusion. Some say that if we keep fast, we should fast for two days instead of one day because its the Jews that keep fast for one day. I'm referring to the fasts for arafah. I kept only one fast yesterday. I didn't keep one today and eid is tomorrow.  My grandma said it's an act of the Jews.

A:
The two days fast applies to Muharram (Aashooraa) and not to this fast of Arafah. One fast can be kept for Arafah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Fasting and Asthma Pump

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Q: if I am asthmatic, in the month of Ramadhan can I use the inhaler/asthma pump if I'm struggling with breathing?

A:
If you need to use it then do so, there will be no sin on you but the fast will break and Qadha will have to be kept at some other time after Ramadhaan.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Bleeding while Shaving and Fasting

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Q: If one bleeds while shaving does it break the fast?

A:
Bleeding does not break the fast.

Spouses Romancing while Fasting

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Q: While fasting how much distance should a husband maintain from his wife?

A:
This depends on your self restraint and control. If romancing lightly with the wife does not affect you and there is complete control then it is fine.

On the other hand, if you feel that you will lose control or get carried away, then do not do so.

It will be best not to do anything while fasting.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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