Category Archives: Ramadaan

do not reduce the merit of your fast

Q: Salaam ul aykum Imam,

One of the community elders is having an Eid party of theirs tomorrow night at a church. I’m not sure if it is the hall within the church or if it is the entire church Continue reading

The modern day dua farce – give me pocket money so I can give you a prayer

Q: what is your opinion of people that go from mosque to mosque listening to duas  Continue reading

itikalf — woman

Q: As Salaamu Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
I pray that i can get the answer to this inshaAllah before the last 10 days are gone. I was looking forward for itikaaf at the masjid for the last 10 days of Continue reading

eye drops — fasting

Q: Can eye drops be used while fasting? (text) Continue reading

quran and technology

Q: السلام عليكم

1)Can I read Quran from my phone without wudu?
2)Can I read Quran from my phone if i can’t pray ? Continue reading

sadaqatul fitr/wife/husband/unemployment

Q: As Salam Alaikum respectful Imam Sahab,
I have some questions about fitra which is due before eid prayers: Continue reading

‘sending man (or all you miracle moon seekers) to the moon’


After consultation with the Islamic Society Hilal Committee and careful verification of crescent sighting information from other states, the Executive Committee has decided that the Ramadan crescent was not sighted on this evening, July 30th.  Please visit this website tomorrow, July 31, 2011 (10:30pm Continue reading

general rules to fasting

Q:  Assalamu aleikun, Sheikh Mehtar,
Thank you in advance for answering my questions.  This will be my first year to observe Ramadan.  It is not my desire to be a “cafeteria Muslim” to pick and choose which parts of the faith to observe and which guidelines to follow.  My questions regarding Ramadan  are:  1)is drinking of water allowable during the Continue reading

Itikalf — May Allah (swt) bless you for thinking ahead

Q: Imaam I intend doing itkikalf this year in my musjid because college would be closed and want clarification. Is the whuzu area in the musjid part of the musjid? Would the same rules of musjid apply in the whuzu area? Can a person in itikalf the type of ittikalf one does in the last 10 days of ramadhan talk in the whuzu area like nonemergency talk? Can one use cell phone in itikikalf in musjid? (text) Continue reading

are somethings only haram in ramadaan?

Q: My sister is asking me to ask you why is tv and dvds, cutting hair, nail polish, video games haram in ramadaan? (email) Continue reading