Fasting for breastfeeding mother

Fasting for breastfeeding mother


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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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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Iftar Duas Timing

Ifṭār Duʿāʾ Timing


We have read on your website on the following link that the specific Ifṭār duʿās should be read after breaking the fast. Please can you provide the evidence for this.

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Ramadan – Useful Information



(1) How to make the most out of Ramadan (also useful for non-Muslims)

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Will fasting for 12 hours or following the fasting times of Saudi Arabia suffice for Muslims in the UK

Will fasting for 12 hours in the summer months or following the fasting times of Saudi Arabia suffice for Muslims in the UK?

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Masnoon Iftar Du’as

What are the Masnoon Du’as at the time of breaking the fast?

To read or download the answer with the Arabic references, click on the following link: Masnoon Iftar Duaas

To print or download an abridged poster version, click on the following link: Masnoon Iftar Duas (Poster)

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Is It Permissible To Give Fidyah Instead Of Fasting In Ramadan

Is it permissible to give Fidyah instead of fasting in Ramaḍān?

I am aware of many people, particularly females, who do not fast in Ramaḍān because the fasts are long. Most of these people are not elderly or suffering from any illness. They do not attempt the fast, nor do they make Qaḍā in winter when the days are short. Instead, they donate Fidyah and regard this as sufficient to discharge their obligation. Please can you shed light on whether it is permissible to give Fidyah instead of fasting in Ramadan as this is widespread in our community. Please also outline if there are any differences of opinion regarding this. Please can you also advise whether diabetic patients should fast in Ramaḍān.

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