Questions and Answers about Ramadan

Some of questions and answers about Ramadan that Sheikh Muhammad bin Uthaymeen had answered in Fatwa

  • Some people eat during the calling of the second adhan at dawn for the month of Ramadan, so what is the validity of their fast?

If the Announcer for Adhan calls the dawn certainly about the real time of Adhan, then it is necessary to stop while he hears the call to prayer and not eat or drink. But if the Announcer for Adhan calls to prayer at the break of dawn by thinking not with certainty, then he may eat and drink until the muezzin (announcer) finishes the call to prayer. [Sheikh Muhammad bin Uthaymeen]

  • Does blood coming out of the fasting person break his fast during Ramadan?

Bleeding that gets on the teeth does not affect the fast as long as he is careful not to swallow it as much as possible, because the blood which is coming out is not by a person’s will. In this case, it is not regarded as breaking the fast, and the one who tries that blood, he does not have to make up his fasting day. Likewise, if one has Nosebleeds and is aware that he does not swallow it, he does not have to do anything and he is not obligated to make up that fasting day. [Sheikh Muhammad bin Uthaymeen]

  • What is the ruling on the fasting person using aromatic scents during the day in Ramadan?

There is nothing wrong with using it during the day in Ramadan and for inhaling it, except the incense, don’t inhale intentionally, because it has an object which is the smoke that reaches the stomach. [Sheikh Muhammad bin Uthaymeen].

  • Is it permissible for a fasting person to kiss his wife and have dalliance with her in bed during fasting in Ramadan?

 Yes, it is permissible for a fasting person to kiss and touch his wife while he is fasting, whether in Ramadan or other than Ramadan, but in the case he gets semen because of that, his fast is invalidated. His fast is broken and he does not have to stop fasting. But if his fast is obligatory, he must make up that day, and if his fasting was voluntary, then he does not have to make it up. [Sheikh Muhammad bin Uthaymeen]

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