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What is our responsibility on the last day of Ramadan?

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Your responsibility is to wait for a confirmed sighting. Fast the last day as though it is the last day of the month of Ramadhan. Be aware that you cannot fast past the 30 days (itmam 'eddah).

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  • moonsighting
  • ramadhan

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I'm a student in Boise, Idaho state, and I'm refer to Sayyid Ali Sistani. I would like to inquiry about the Helal of each month. Can I follow the committee that refer to your website in Helal issues, or should we do "Istehlal" by ourselves?

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Yes, you may do so and we encourage you to do both, if you are able.

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  • helal
  • istehlal
  • moonsighting

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What is the appropriate niyyah for the fasting on the last day of Sha'ban. It is a small possibility and has occurred in the past when a witness regarding moon sighting is later confirmed and the 30th of Sha'ban converts to first of Ramadhan. Just for that possibility, should the niyyah for the fasting on the last day of Sha'ban be any different.

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The intention can be one of the following:
i. A Recommended/make-up/nadhr fast of last day of Sha'ban.
ii. The actual reality (al-amr al-waqe'ie).
iii. Dual intention: If from Sha'ban or if from Ramadan. Yes, one may find out that on the last day of Sha'ban that it is indeed the first of Ramadhan, in which case he will change his intention to fasting the first day of the month of Ramadhan.

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  • niyyah
  • shabaan

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If one is in a state of janabah and sleeps thinking that he will wake up in time to perform the ghusl but he is doing his ghusl when the morning prayer adhan sounds, and he did not know that he had to do tayamum in such a situation, what is the ruling?

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If he was confident when he slept that he would wake up in time, but for some reason did not then his fast will be in order. Otherwise, he would have to make up the fast and pay the kaffarah for intentionally doing so.

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  • ghusl
  • janabah

What is your question?

If one has broken their fast intentionally one day and delayed their kaffarah and qadha fasting until the next month of Ramadhan will it be obligatory to do something additional?

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He will, in addition to what he owes already, have to pay the fidyah of feeding one impoverished person per day missed: 0.75kg of a staple food such as rice, wheat, barley, raisins, dates, and the like.

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  • qadha

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So he will need to, in addition to his kaffarah and qadha fast, feed 365 impoverished persons if it was 1 year?

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No. He will feed one poor person the value of 0.75kg of a staple food for each missed fast. Of course, he still has to pay his kaffarah and makeup the missed day of fasting.

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  • qadha

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If a person has a difficult and important exam in about 3 weeks, is it allowed to break fast because fasting here is 22 hours and it will be difficult to study whilst fasting for such a long time.

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Such an excuse is not a valid excuse to break one's fast. If one were to break their fast on purpose knowing this verdict then a make-up fast and Kaffarah (penance of feeding 60 impoverished or fasting 2 months per day missed) will be owed. However, if one's thirst or hunger causes one to be in extreme physical distress then one may drink an amount that is enough to allow them to continue to abstain from eating until it is time to break the fast. If one does drink or eat, it is then required for them to make-up the fast after the month of Ramadhan. It is important to note that such a person may travel the legal distance to break their fast, in such a case no Kaffarah is required just a make-up fast.

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  • excuse
  • validity

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If a person knows that he must pay a kaffarah for intentionally missing one day of fasting but delay it until the following Ramadhan, what must they do?

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They must pay the kaffarah that they owe and must additionally, by obligatory precaution, pay the kaffarah of delaying the kaffarah until the next month Ramadhan. The additional kaffarah will be the feeding of one impoverished person (1 mudd = 0.75kg of food).

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  • ramadhan

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If one travels with the intention of staying at the destination for ten days and then after her prays there a complete prayer, he changes his mind and decides to shorten his trip, what is the ruling for his prayers and for his fasting?

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He must continue to pray a complete prayer and he must continue his fasting there.

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  • qasr
  • travelling

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If I travel from my hometown before noon and arrive to my destination before noon and I plan to stay there for ten days, can I fast?

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If you remain at your travel destination until eleventh day and do not leave before the same time that you arrived in that location then your fasting is in order.

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  • qasr
  • travel