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Rules of Fasting

  • Fasting Defenition
  • Types of Fasting
  • Conditions of Obligatory Fast
  • Ways to Establish the New Lunar Month
  • Fasting Intention
  • Fast Invalidators
    • Eating and Drinking
    • Sex
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      Conjugal Relation during Fast
      97. A man cannot fast, is he allowed to have sex with his wife?
      A: No, it is not permissible.

      Foreplay with One's Wife While Fasting

      98. A man has foreplay with his wife during the day in the month of Ramadan, does it invalidate his fast?  
      A: As long as it does not result in ejaculation, his fast is not affected.

      Sex between Spouses While Fasting
      99. During the month of Ramadan a man had sexual intercourse with his wife with her consent. What is the rule concerning them?  
        A: The rule of intentional breaking of the fast applies to both of them. Hence it is obligatory for both of them to perform its qaḍā’ along with kaffārah.
       Sex Forgetting Fast
      100. If someone forgets his fast and has sex, is his fast valid?
      A: If he forgets that he is fasting and has sex, his fast is in order. However, as soon as he remembers, he should terminate it; otherwise his fast is not valid.

    • To Remain Junub until Morning Adhān
    • Not Knowing How to Make Ghusl or Its Being Obligatory
    • Masturbation
    • To Attribute a Lie to Allah, the Prophets and the Infallible
    • Not To Make Thick Dust Reach the Throat
    • Immersing One's Head into Water
    • To Enema
    • Vomiting
    • Some Rules on Fast Invalidators
  • Medical Rules of Fasting
  • Rules for women
  • Zakat ul-Fitrah
  • Eid ul-Fitr Prayer
  • The Qaḍā’ Fast
  • Hired Fasts
  • Kaffārah of Fast
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