O you who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard (against evil).
(2:183 / Shakir)
According to many Fuqaha (Legal Scholars), such as Sayed Sistani, Makarim Shirazi and Sayed Sadiq Shirazi, – the beginning of the lunar month must be confirmed by the appearance of crescent on the horizon in [...]
There are many hadiths that speak about laylat ul-Qadr, so we shall analyse some of the reliable hadiths to understand which of the night(s) of the Month of Ramadhan it is. 1st Night of the [...]
What is the most desirable thing to break your fast with? Of course, in most conditions it is best to pray before breaking your fast (see this article), however what is the most recommended and [...]
Is Suhoor, or the waking up for breakfast before Fajr, an act that is just to help us through our fast – or is it something recommended? Is there more merit in doing it during [...]
As a precaution, it is said that it is recommended to fast on the Day of Doubt [Yowm al-Shakk]. This day is the day that one is unsure if it is the last day of [...]
What is the reward of fasting in the Month of Sha`baan? […]
“abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, was asked about the case of a fasting woman who tastes to examine the salt of a cooking pot. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful.’” Then he (the [...]
While observing recommended fasts, we often face the dilemma of being invited to eat along with our fellow brothers or sisters. How should one deal with this situation? Is it better to keep fasting or [...]
What is preferred? To break your fast then pray? or to pray first, then break your fast? […]
al-Rayyan ibn Shabeeb said: “I went to see Al-Ridha (as) on the first day of the (Arabic) month of Muharram. The Imam (as) said, ‘O Ibn Shabeeb! Are you fasting?’ I answered, ‘No.’ The Imam [...]
It is said one should say “Shahr” or “The Month of” before one were to mention the word “Ramadhan”. However, is it forbidden or only disliked? Is there any atonement for saying it? What does [...]
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