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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.
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.
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?
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).
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?
He must continue to pray a complete prayer and he must continue his fasting there.
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?
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.
I am in a city that is about 1.5 hours away from the city where the Islamic center is located and whenever I travel to the Islamic center during Muharram or any other event I normally shorten the salat and pray Qasr. And now in Ramadan I am travelling again to the same center but not everyday I go only on the main events and I normally leave my house at around Asr time and reach the center just before Maghrib. My Questions: 1. Do I need to perform Qasr Isha Salaat? 2. Is my Fast valid? 3. Can I lead the prayer if I am asked to?
The answers are as follows: 1. Your prayer will be qasr. 2. Your fast is valid if you travel after the zenith (dhuhr). 3. A traveller may lead a congregation of non-travelers.
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What is the legal distance that is considered to be travel?
The legal distance is 8 farasikh (1 farsakh is approximately 3 miles), which is approximately a total of 24 miles or 44km.
When is one considered to be traveling?
One is considered to be travelling when he reaches a distance from the border of his city that he cannot see the last person or monument that was at the border of his city. This is called Hadd Al-Tarakhus, after which one can start praying qasr. The distance after which one is considered to be travelling with the intention of completing the legal distance of travel.
I live in Los Angeles, we do not consider our movement from city to city to be travel as the social norms of the people of the greater L.A. area do not consider their movement to be travel. Is such movement considered travel?
With respect to the L.A. Metropolitan area, the frequency of travelling from one's home to their work or school though it may be the legal distance that is normally considered travel, one is considered of those who commute to work or school daily and therefore, they pray a complete prayer.
I just got a 4 month contract working at a company outside of my city and it would normally be considered travel for me. Will my prayers be shortened (qasr) or complete (tamam) if I travel this distance everyday for 4 months?
You are considered to be travelling and must shorten the 4 rak'ah prayers to 2 rak'ahs (qasr) when you travel, after you pass hadd al-tarakhus . The rules of travel for similar circumstances are as follows: a. A person is considered to be a frequent traveler and it required to pray complete prayers in his travel if:
One travels at least 10 times within ten days of the month, or is travelling for at least ten days at a time with in a month, and he intends to continue to do so for a period of 6 months out of one year, or for 3 months out of two years or more.
b. If one travels eight to nine times out of eight or nine days or for an eight to nine day period out of the month and intends to do so for 6 months out of the year, or for 3 months out of at least two years:
The Ruling: by obligatory precaution he must pray complete (tamam) and shortened (qasr) prayers.
c. If one travels seven times out of seven days or for seven days at a time out of the month and intends to do so for 6 months out of the year or for 3 months of a two year or more period, then:
The Ruling: Prays shortened prayers (qasr).
Is my parents home considered to be my residence if I no longer live there and they are in Pakistan?
If you consider the home of your parents to still be your home then it is considered to be so and your prayers would be complete, and fasting would be obligatory if you are there during the month of Ramadan.