Sawm (Fasting)

Fasting in Islam, (known as Sawm (صَوْم) or Siyām (صِيَام), also commonly known as Rūzeh or Rōzah (Persian: روزه‎)), is the practice of abstaining, usually from food, drink, smoking, and sexual activity. During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan Sawm is observed between dawn and sunset when the evening adhan is sounded.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

Allah is The Most Merciful, The Most companionate and The best Forgiver.

When Allah knows your sincere repenting feelings, He will grant His mercy on you.

You need to make up (Qadha) all the missed worships.

Wassalam. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Your fast is valid because you did not do that deliberately.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

No. Living person can not hire someone to perform obligatory prayers or obligatory fast on his behalf. No one can perform such obligatory prayers and fast on behalf of any living person.

It is only Hajj if the living person is absolutely disabled and completely unable to perform Hajj in person even by being carried by others, then it will be permissible for him to hire someone to perform obligatory Hajj on his behalf.

Any one can hire some one to perform recommended Hajj or Umra or Ziyarat on his behalf. Ali Ibn Yaqteen who was a pious companion of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (AS), used to hire 25 persons every year to perform recommended Hajj on his behalf.

Wassalam. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

The real time of Fajr is when the light starts appearing on the horizon. This is called true dawn or Al- Fajr al-Sadiq. 
This light on the horizon increases gradually. We call it true dawn to distinguish between it and false dawn or zodiac dawn which happens before the true dawn.
False dawn looks like a mostly vertical column or pyramid, and it keeps on decreasing, in contrast to the horizontal increasing true dawn.

The real dawn is the time of morning prayer and end of Suhoor. It is good to stop eating and drinking little while before that to be sure that you did not eat or drink after Fajr.

If you know the exact time of real Fajr, you can eat and drink till a moment before it, but many people stop eating and drinking about ten minutes before the published time of Fajr because they are not sure about the exact time of Fajr, so they want to do precaution.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

You are not allowed to skip fasting any day in the month of Ramadhan unless you are traveling or ill with an illness which is related to fasting.

It is allowed for you to ravel to skip fasting but must keep it as Qadha later on.

Wassalam.

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answer updated 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

No that doesn’t invalidate the fast. Please check your Islamic laws book to see the chapter of those specific things which break one’s fast 

May Allah grant you sucess

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 1 month ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

Many of us use social media as it can be beneficial in spreading Islam in addition to keeping in contact with those we know from friends and family.

Unfortunately on all platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, corruption may pop up from ads. If one unintentionally sees these types of things, then it is upon him to look away. If one would deliberately look at corrupt things whilst fasting, then it would of course decrease his reward but not break the fast. 

Please watch a recent lecture I gave regarding this topic: 

https://youtu.be/f7OZ09tBXJs 

As for ghusl, this wouldn’t be needed unless you ejaculate. So if you see a haram picture by mistake and then you automatically ejaculate (which isn’t a common thing) then you would have to perform the ghusl of janabah.  

May Allah grant you success

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

No. Fasting of the Month of Ramadhan can not be replaced by any other fast. If you miss fasting in the month of ~Ramadhan due to traveling or illness, you must make it up as Qadha after the month of Ramadhan.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

No fasting during menstruation period. Minimum period of menstrual cycle bleeding is three continuous days and maximum is ten days. Any bleeding less than three days is not menstruation and she has to fast and pray Salah.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

If he needs to take necessary medicine during the day, then his fast will be invalid and he must keep it later as Qadha.

Wassalam.

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 2 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

It is makruh to do things which would make one weak while fasting such as giving blood. It still would be permissible to do. 

May Allah grant you success 

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 2 months ago

as salam alaikum

it is important for everyone to celebrate 'Id by going masjid and pray Salat al-'Id. 

If a person did not fast due to valid excuses and fasting would have lead him to unbearable hardship, he should give a fidiyah for every day that he has missed. Otherwise, if he did not fast and he did not have valid excuses, he should ask forgiveness and pay kaffarah.

With prayers for your success.