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From what Age should a Child Fast?

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 August 2012 04:49

Question: 

Asalaamualaikum

From what age should we encourage our children to fast?

Answer:

Respected Sister in Islam

Walaikumus  Salaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

There is no fixed limit for this. However, Salaah has been encouraged from the age of seven. So if the child of seven can manage the fast he could be encouraged. This could also be done before this age if the child can manage.

And Allah Taala knows Best

(Mufti) Ebrahim Salejee

 
   

Taking Pills to avoid one’s Haidh in Ramadaan

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 August 2012 04:49

Question: 

I would like to keep all my fast in Ramadhaan. Am I allowed to take a contraceptive pill for the month, to prevent me from getting my period?

Answer:

This is against the natural way and system of Allah Ta’ala. However if someone had taken a contraceptive pill to prevent the haidh and fasted the entire month of Ramadhaan, the fast will be valid. (Raddul Muhtaar 6/389)

Allah Taala knows best

(Mufti) Zakaria Makda

Checked and approved by:

(Mufti) Ebrahim Salejee 

 
   

Q: From what age will bleeding that is experienced be regarded as haidh?

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 September 2012 14:53

A: Bleeding experienced by a female who is nine years and older will be regarded as haidh. A girl below the age of nine does not menstruate. If such a girl notices blood, it is bleeding due to some illness and will be considered as istihaadhah (dysfunctional uterine bleeding), not menstruation.

   

Q: How will a woman calculate her haidh in the following scenario: She bleeds for three days and then does not see blood for two days. Then, she bleeds for one day.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 July 2012 15:10

 A: In such a situation, all six days will be considered as haidh (menstruation). The ruling in such situations is that if a day or more of purity falls within the ten-day period of menstruation, it will be treated as continuously flowing blood. Therefore, all six days will be considered as haidh.

   

Haraam relationship between females

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2012 07:23

Question: 

Assalamualaikum warahmathullali wabarakathu

I am sending you this email in collaboration with my friend. We are both single Muslim girls and we are facing a difficult situation and we do not know what to do about it.

The two of us were and are (to an extent) practicing Muslims, Alhamdulillah. We observe the Islamic dress code and come from families where religion is a priority. We have knowledge on deen but I doubt we have the understanding as we have much to be guilty about.

I am 23, my friend is 19. We started working together on a project in November. The project lasted until January. It was a group project. During this period, we were mere acquaintances but we won't deny that we had plenty of respect and admiration for one another. After the project met its deadline, we somehow happened to become very close. We shared our most personal secrets and became the best of friends. After sometime, we both realized that this was not a mere 'friendship' as we simply could not stop thinking about each other. We would look for reasons to be with each other at all times. 3 weeks ago, we confessed that we felt the same way. And that led to us becoming physically involved. There was and has been no display of our awrah but we know very well that even the extent that we have come to is not acceptable in our religion.

Brother, we know that this is wrong but we feel all of this so intensely. It 'feels' real (We have never felt this way about anyone else before). We want to put an end to this. We want to figure out the 'root' of this so that we can correct the situation at the base instead of merely suppressing all what we feel.

One thing we do know for sure is that our Imaan most certainly cannot be considered strong. We truly fear for our Aakhira brother... We do not want to live our lives under the wrath of Allah.

We do hope you will be able to guide us on this. And help us overcome this. 

Please do make dua for us brother. We are in dire need of it.

Jazakallah Khair

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