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Question ID  575  -  Fasting (Sawm) -  2013-07-10 03:45:01
Salaam, I would just like a clarification on when are we have to stop eating when keeping a fast. I had thought when fasting we are required to observe the fast from sunrise to sunset. However I have been told that you have to stop eating 10 minutes before Fajar prayers. This would roughly be a few hours before sunrise. If you could please give clarification as to when we are to stop eating when fasting and if it is before Fajar prayers then why? Thank you
Answer:-  Allah (SWT) says in Quran (And eat and drink (during night) till the white
thread is distinguished from the lack thread from the Fajr, then complete
fasting till night)(2:187)

We must stop eating and drinking moments before fajr.
The person who told you that fasting starts before sunrise has no knowledge
about the rules of fasting in Islam.
Mohammad al-Musawi

Question ID  574  -  Fasting (Sawm) -  2013-07-09 09:30:01
Salam Alaikum; I am in North America and it seems a lot of web sites say Ramadan is Tuesday, Some peopel tell me it is Wednesday for Shia of Ahlulbayt. I really would like to know when I am to start Ramadan. Does it go by each country sighting the moon? If you know when I should start fasting in North America/ Michigan state, please let me know or if you have a website that is good for sighting the moon. Thank You; Salam Alaikum Sister AnNisa
Answer:-  Every lunar month starts when moon is sighted. The month Ramadhan this year 1=
434 H did not start on Tuesday (today ) because no sighting was reported fro=
m any authentic source, so, it should start on Wednesday if moon sighting is=
confirmed in your area . You may refer to Shia scholars is USA to ask them a=
bout the moon sighting in your area.
Mohammad al-Musawi

Question ID  569  -  Fasting (Sawm) -  2013-07-07 18:45:02
Salam alaikoom , For the last few years there is confusion among some muslims about the month of Shaban . First of all not to fast , keep energy for the month of Ramadhan . 13 , 14 , 15 not to fast it a Asian tradition . Not to cook halwa it is bida So sad to see Egypt Sheikh Hassan Shehatah brutally killed for gathering to pray on the eve of 15 th of Shaban in muslim country Egypt . In the west many muslims prayed and fasted peacefully on 15th of Shaban . Inshallah the blood of the Shaheeds will not go to waste . Now we are coming to the end of shaban . Sunni Teacher has said it is haram to fast the last day of Shaban , Can you pls explain the fiqh ruling for fasting of last day of Shaban . Can any 4 schools of thought fast on last day of Shaban . I have explained if it becomes 1st of the month of Ramadha then we don't miss one fast . Teacher said responsibility falls on the head of mosque not on us . If possible can you also reply on question time on Ahlulbayt tv . Thank you , fr Sister
Answer:-  It is allowed to fast any day of Sha'ban.
It is allowed to eat Halwa and there is no question of Bid'ah.
Mohammad al-Musawi

Question ID  564  -  Fasting (Sawm) -  2013-07-06 07:00:01
Slamunalycum, I want to know What is the right time of fasting [aaftar] as per calendar time or after slaat [namaz]magrbain ? Shukreya. wasalam zaidi
Answer:-  The time for breaking the fast (Iftaar) is immediately on Maghrib Azan time,=
but it is recommended to perform Maghrib Namaz then break the fast.
Mohammad al-Musawi

Question ID  560  -  Fasting (Sawm) -  2013-07-05 15:30:01
Slamunalycum, In the month of Ramadan fasting time is better or after magraiben namaz ? shukreya zaidi
Answer:-  The whole day and night fo the month of Ramadhan is great. Better times for
Du'a are:
- When you break your fast at Maghrib.
- Sahar time which is the last sixth part of the night.
- Between Azan and Iqamah for every Namaz.
- Before sunrize and before sun set.
- After Iftar and Sahari meals.
and many other times.
Mohammad al-Musawi

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