Fasting for breastfeeding mother

Fasting for breastfeeding mother

Question

I have a four month old baby who I breastfeed but I also give him formula milk. I have been able to fast so far but now I feel weak and thirsty all the time. It has not come to a stage where I have to break my fast yet but as the days here in London are getting warmer I am worried about how I will cope. I also have a four year old and I walk two hours to her nursery and back. What is your advice regarding this?

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[New Book Release] An Expositive Treatise on the Six Fasts of Shawwal

THE BOOK

A critical study on the controversy surrounding the six fasts of Shawwāl from a ḥadīth and jurisprudential perspective. The treatise highlights the authentication of the ḥadīth transmitted in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim by more than twenty experts and the endorsement of the practice by more than fifty scholars. Continue reading

Iftar Duaa Query

The following document in Arabic explores the authenticity of the Duaa يا واسع الفضل اغفر لي at the time of Iftar. The research concludes that Abdullah ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) would read the following Duaa with these words: يا واسع المغفرة اغفر لي at the time of Iftar.

تحقيق الدعاء عند الإفطار: يا واسع الفضل اغفر لي

هل ثبت عن رسول الله صلی الله علیه وسلم أنه كان یقول عقب الإفطار أو قبله: یا واسع الفضل اغفر لي؟

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Hadith query: Drinking water on an empty stomach

Ḥadīth query: Drinking water on an empty stomach

Question

Is there any ḥadīth that suggests that it is prohibited or disliked to drink water as soon as you wake up in the morning? Please outline if it is authentic.

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Difference in the reward of Arafah and Ashura fasts

Difference in the reward of ʿArafah and ʿAshūrāʾ fasts

Question

Is there a reason why the ʿArafah fast expiates the sins of two years whereas the ʿAshūrāʾ fast expiates the sins of one year?

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Fasting exclusively on 10 Muharram

Fasting exclusively on 10th Muḥarram

Question

I understand that it is preferable to avoid fasting exclusively on 10th Muḥarram. However, I have heard that according to the Ḥanafī school of thought, it is makrūh to fast exclusively on 10th Muḥarram. Please can you clarify the matter.

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