Ramadan or Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Muslims celebrate it worldwide as a month of fasting, charity, prayer, reflection, and community. This year, the month of Ramzan starts from 23rd April and ends on 23rd May. As it has been the 14th day of the holy month, there are some queries to be answered. Here are some rules and questions like iftar in Ramadan, that most people have.
What if you skipped a day of fasting during Ramzan?
Making up missed fasts of Ramadan is a commitment. If somebody skips a day or days of fasting during Ramadan, the individual in question needs to compensate for those missed days after the month of Ramadan has finished up.
Except for the two days of Eid (Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha), any day is suitable to keep those number of days of fast from dawn to dusk.
Is making-up fasts during Shawwal appropriate?
Shawwal is the 10th Islamic month that comes after Ramadan according to the calendar. It is an extraordinary month to compensate for missed fasts. As it begins after Ramadan when the body is still in the fasting outlook and can easily adapt a few more days of fasting.
Additionally, the individual is allowed to choose the day they need to fast. Muslims can without hesitation choose to fast on their three-day weekend so that they do not need to stretch their body as far as possible. Therefore, if anyone has skipped fasts during Ramzan, making it up during Shawwal is best.
What if a woman gets on her menstruation during Ramadan fasting?
According to an Islamic Fatwa, once a woman is into her periods during Ramadan, her fast is void. Ramzan is a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset and while this, people need to maintain cleanliness and stay away from food. Therefore, a woman due to periods is considered to have her fasts broken and is not prohibited from eating and drinking.
During menstruation, a woman may not be able to follow the ‘Roza’ due to blood loss. Hence, there is no issue if someone gets under menstruation while fasting. She can be excused similarly to people who cannot fast due to travel, illness, old age, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What not to eat during Iftar and Suhoor?
During the month of fasting in Ramadan, Iftar and Suhoor is the time when people can eat food. Here is what you should not eat as Iftar while Ramadan. The Iftar and Suhoor meals must include, fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat. Nuts and dry fruits, milk and dairy products, and oatmeal. One must avoid eating fried foods, oily or greasy foods, high sugar foods, excess salty foods, carbonated drinks, alcohol and cigarettes.
What Kaffara to make if husband-wife get sexual intercourse during fasts in Ramadan?
Kaffara is a strict payment of food or cash given to help the needy.
Kaffara is made when somebody intentionally misses a fast or breaks it by engaging in sexual relations or eating.
If the husband gets into sexual activities during fasting hours, then he must pay maximum Kaffara and make up the fast by fasting 60 consecutive days. Other than that, he should regret indulging in such activity during the holy month and resolve not to commit it again.
If the wife is fasting and involves in having intercourse, then she needs to make up the fasts and repent but does not require to pay Kaffara according to the Prophet. However, there is no need of making up fast or Kaffara if the husband or wife wasn’t fasting.
Is laughing loudly during Ramzan permissible?
Laughing loudly, according to Islam is considered to be ‘haram’. A loud laugh is considered a devil’s laugh, this is why it is not permissible. Therefore, a smile is of Allah, and laugh is of Devil. So, laughing loudly during Ramadan should be prohibited.
Ramzan| Why is the meal eaten at night during fasting?
Muslims eat Suhoor and Iftar during the fast in Ramadan. Suhoor is coordinated to Iftar as the night feast, supplanting the conventional three meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Being the last meal eaten by Muslims before fasting from day-break to dusk, suhoor is viewed by Islamic customs as an advantage of the favours in that it permits the individual’s fasting to maintain a strategic distance from weakness and irritability.
Should patients suffering from any ailment observe fast?
Those in a decent health with no significant medical problems can keep fast. Islamic law excuses the sick, pregnant or breastfeeding women from observing fast. Still, there are some people being ill want to keep fast in Ramadan. It is considered that, taking medicine orally breaks the fast. Therefore, people under medical complications keeping fast can consult their doctors and take proper recommendation.
Which Tasbih to read during Ramadan?
Tasbih is short phrases in the praise of Allah to be read in a set of 33, 66, or 99 using prayer beads. There is tasbih to read during Ramzan is as follows:
- Rab-bigh-fir war-ham wa Anta Khair-ur-Raahimeen.
- Ya Rabb, Allahumma arhamni Ya Arham-mar-Rahimeen.Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyumu Birahmatika asta-ghee-thu.
- Allahum-magh-fir-li dhunoobi Ya Rabbal Alameen. Rabbana Fagh-fir-lana dhunoobana wa kaf-fir-‘anna sayyi-aatina wa ta-waf-fana ma-‘al abraar.
- Allahumma Ajirna min-an-naar.
- Allahumma innaka ‘affuwan tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu’-anni Ya Ghufooru Ya Ghafooru Ya Ghafoor.