52Q. Does  brushing  your teeth invalidate the Fast or is it Makroo’?

52A. None of the above, however it would be better to use toothpaste at the night & Siwaak at Day time as Siwaak is Sunnah.  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/1312/brushing%20teeth

53Q. Is Sleeping out of tiredness/laziness while fasting & delaying Salah allowed?

53A. BIG NO. Prayers should be offered on time.


54Q. If anyone dies in Ramadan will he go to Jannah without being questioned?

54A. NO,   http://islamqa.info/en/ref/112089/died%20in%20ramadan

55Q. Does smoking invalidate Fast?

55A.Yes, it not only invalidates fast it is haram in & out of Ramadhan.  https://islamqa.info/en/106450

56Q  Laylatatul Qadr. All you need to know

56A https://islamqa.info/en/cat/468

57Q. Can I repay missed Ramadhan fast before or while fasting voluntary fast of Shawwal

57A  https://islamqa.info/en/40389

58Q  What do I need to know about zakat ul fitr?

58 A   https://islamqa.info/en/207225    https://islamqa.info/en/49793        https://islamqa.info/en/1396

59Q Is it important to fast the 6days of shawaal & why?

59A. Yes, because of its enormous reward. https://islamqa.info/en/7859      https://islamqa.info/en/4082

60Q What are the ettiquettes of Eid ul fitr?

60A Tap links for answers:

https://islamqa.info/en/36442     https://islamqa.info/en/49014      https://islamqa.info/en/3649


61Q Is there any proof in the Sunnah about a prayer on the last Friday in Ramadan, in expiation for the sin of one who missed the obligatory prayers?

61A This so called hadeeth is a fabrication & that prayer is an innovation. https://islamqa.info/en/157541


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44Q. Does taking a bath break the fast, whether you take it before or after noon?

44A. NO, It is permissible anytime, has nothing to do with the fast. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/38907/bath

45Q. Does using Kohl & similar things that enter the eye invalidate the Fast?

45A. NO, This was the conclusion of Sheikh – ul – Islam ibn Taymiyyah. Imam Bukhaari says in his Saheeh: “…Anas, al – Hasan and Ibraaheem did not see any harm in use of Kuhl for the fasting person.” (Fathul – Baaree, 4/153; See Mukhtasar Saheehil – Bukhaari, Number 451 of our Sheikh al – Albaani and Taghleequt – Ta’leeq, 3/152 -153; as quoted in ‘Fasting in Ramadaan’ p. 49)

46Q. Does Shaving the beard invalidate the Fast?

46A. NO, but It is haraam for men to shave their beards at all times whether during Ramadaan or otherwise, because of the saheeh ahaadeeth which clearly command leaving the beard to grow.  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/50784/shaving%20in%20ramadan

47Q. Does not wearing Hijab Invalidate the fast?

47A. If a woman does not wear hijab, then she is  sinful, disobeying Allah who commanded her  to adorn  the hijab in or out of Ramadhan. It will be an expression of ignorance of the religion, self contradiction & double standard in belief for a true muslim woman to be willing to obey Allah’s command of fasting but not the hijab. The same Allah commanded both. It is hypocritical to pick & choose. However, her fast is still valid, because sins, including not wearing hijab, do not invalidate the fast, but they detract from its reward, and may cause it to be lost altogether.


48Q. Does Tabarruj break the fast?

48A. Tabarruj means impermissible exposure of women’s adornment and beauty before non-Mahram (marryable) men. It  is a disobedience to the Quranic command not to do so , surely  it detracts from the Reward of Fasting but does not break it.  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/50063

49Q. Does watching TV, Movies, Soap operas/Serials, playing cards invalidate the Fast?

49A. It depends on what is being watched, most times however they are a waste of time & sins are incurred in the process  and these sins detract from the reward of fasting, and may erase it altogether.


50Q. Does vomiting invalidate  the fast?

50A. NO, but deliberately vomiting does.  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/38579/VOMIT%20FAST

51Q. Does the swallowing of vomitus unintentionally invalidate the fast?

51A. NO, but intentionally doing so does. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/12659/VOMIT%20FAST


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35Q. Does a wet dream during the day time invalidate the Fast?

35A. NO,  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/38623/invalidates%20fast

36Q. Can you talk to your Girl Friend/Boy Friend while fasting Or can your girl-friend cook for you?

36A. NO. Boy & girl-friendship is haram in Islam before, during or out of Ramadhan. The rules of opposite gender communication should be adhered to at all times in or out of Ramadhan



37Q. Is eating till the end of Adhan permissible?

37A. Depends on the country, if the Muadhin gives the Adhan before the the Dawn breaks (the white streak appearing in the sky) we can continue eating till we are sure the Dawn has broken and if the Muadhin gives the Adhan on Dawn Break then we should even spit what is in our mouths.  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/66202/ate%20during%20fast

38Q. Ruling on soccer/cricket leagues during Ramadan?

38A. Not sinful to do that provided  we are fulfilling the obligations such as Fast, Fard Salah on time & not skipping Taraweeh etc. But not beneficial at all and not what a Mo’min is expected to be busy with in Ramadan


39Q. Is it better for a Pregnant woman to fast or not to fast?

39A. Depends on her condition and she needs to decide. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/3434/ramadan

40Q. Shaking hands with non mahrems in Ramadan? Does it invalidate the fast?

40A. Shaking hands  with non-mahrems is HARAM in or out of Ramadhan, the validity of the fast depends on whether or not ejaculation took place as a result of the action. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/38153/shaking%20hands


41Q. Does swallowing Saliva or Mucus invalidate fast?

41A. Swallowing saliva does not break fast because it is  an involuntary  action that Allah puts in our body for normal body function. However, swallowing mucus is an act we could control & it is discouraged while fasting; but it doesn’t invalidate the fast. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/12597/swallowed

42Q. Does swallowing the Saliva after Siwaak break the fast?

42A. NO, But if there are big chunks it should be spit out & the saliva may be swallowed. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/37745/swallowed

43Q. Does cutting nails, shaving the head or public hair invalidate the fast?

43A. NO, They have nothing to do with the Fast.


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28Q. Ate out of forgetfulness?

28A. Does not affect the fast InshaAllah.

Abu Hurayrah (radiallahu aniuh) said: The Prophet (salalahu alehim wasalam) said: “Whoever forgets he is fasting and eats or drinks, let him complete his fast for it is Allaah Who has fed him and given him to drink.” Bukhari

29Q. Is it allowed to taste food while fasting?

29A. Tasting is allowed if needed, however, we should make sure we do not swallow it. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/49658/taste%20food%20fast

30Q. What if one mistakenly swallows the food while tasting it? Is the Fast valid?

30A There is no sin on him, and he should complete his fast. It is unintentional.This is according  to sharee’ah.

31Q. Do bee & scorpion sting invalidate the fast?

31A. NO,  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/67168/invalidates%20fast

32Q. Does bleeding out of accident, injury, sickness invalidate  the Fast?

32A. NO, unless that is intentionally done when not necessary. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/37918/invalidates%20fast

33Q. If the gums of a person bleeds, does it invalidate the Fast?

33A. If one’s gums bleed while brushing his or her teeth, it would not break the fast as long as one does not do this intentionally or swallow any blood on purpose. If one  intentionally causes his or her gums to bleed and/or swallows the blood, then fasting is broken.

Sheikh Muhammad Al-`Uthaymeen (may Allah bless his soul):

The blood that is caused by extracting teeth or nose bleeding does not break the fast on condition that one is cautious  not to swallow  the blood intentionally. This is based on the fact that unintentional bleeding is not among the things that invalidate the fast. So, whoever bleeds by accident or unintentionally does not need to make up for that day of fasting.

34Q. When a person wakes up in the morning and he is fasting, and there are bits of food left from his sahoor in his mouth, what is the ruling if he swallows them?

34A. It won’t affect the fast unless the chunks are big and the person could have spit it out but chose to swallow it instead, then his/her fast is invalid.



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21Q. What is the ruling if the adhaan is given for Fajr when a man is having intercourse with his wife? Can we continue till the end of Adhan?

21A. If dawn has come and he is having intercourse with his wife, then he has to stop having intercourse at once.

http://islamqa.info/en/ref/124290/intercourse%20in%20ramadan http://islamqa.info/en/ref/37679

22Q. Can we get married in Ramadan?

22A. Yes,   http://islamqa.info/en/ref/65736/start%20of%20ramadan

23Q. Do Kissing, hugging, embracing one’s spouse invalidate Fast?

23A. NO, it does not unless there is ejaculation because of those actions. One needs to be sure that he will be able to control his desires. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/14315/kissing%20in%20fast

24Q. When do we start & end Ramadan? Do we follow the people around us or wait  till we see the moon?

24A. When we see the moon or after completing 30 days of Shaban/Ramadhan. Yes, we stay with the Muslims around us.




25Q. Do medical treatments (Eye drops, ear drops, nasal spray, injections, etc ) while fasting break the fast?

25A. NO, following are the list of things that are permissible and do not affect one’s fast InshaAllah.  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/2299

Eye drops, ear drops, ear syringing, nose drops and nasal sprays, Tablets or lozenges that are placed beneath the tongue for the treatment of angina pectoris etc.,  – so long as one avoids swallowing any material that may reach the throat.

Vaginal pessaries, douching, use of a speculum, or internal digital examination.

Introduction of a scope or coil (IUD), etc., into the uterus.

Introduction of a scope or catheter into the urethra (male of female), or injection of dyes for diagnostic imaging, or of medication, or cleaning of the bladder.

Drilling of teeth (prior to filling), extraction or polishing of teeth, using a miswaak or toothbrush, so long as one avoids swallowing any material that reaches the throat.

Rinsing, gargling or applying topical treatment in the mouth, so long as one avoids swallowing any material that reaches the throat.

Injections, whether subcutaneous, intra-muscular or intra-venous – with the exception of those used for purposes of nutrition.

Oxygen & Anaesthetics, so long as they do not supply nutrition to the patient.

Medicines absorbed through the skin, such as creams, lotions and patches used to administer medication through the skin.

Introduction of a catheter into the veins in order to examine or treat the vessels of the heart or other organs.

Laparoscopy for the purpose of diagnosis or surgical treatment of the abdominal organs.

Biopsies of the liver and other organs, so long as this is not accompanied by the administration of nutrients.

Gastroscopy, so long as this is not accompanied by the administration of nutrients.

Introduction of medicine or instruments into the brain or spinal cord.

Involuntary vomiting (as opposed to self-induced vomiting).

II – The Muslim doctor should advise his patient to postpone the above-described treatments and procedures until after he has broken his fast, if it is safe to do so and will not cause any harm (even if these procedures will not have any effect on his fast).

26Q. Does a puffer for Asthma break the fast?

26A. No,   http://islamqa.info/en/ref/124204

27Q. Can I fast as a Diabetic Patient?

27A. Amazingly  Yes & No depending on the type & severity of your diabetes.

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13Q. List of things that invalidate fast?

13A. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/38023

14Q. Miscellaneous answers to questions on taraweeh. The most important & most wide spread misconception or difference of opinion  about  Taraweeh  8 or 20???

14A. 8 is “Sunnah” but 20 is “not Biddah” it is also “Sahih” InshaAllah. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/9036/start%20of%20ramadan http://islamqa.info/en/ref/82152/rak’ahs%20taraweeh   http://islamqa.info/en/ref/9036



15Q. Can we hold & read from the Mus-haf (Quran) in Taraweeh  prayer?




16Q. Should we read  tasbeeh  taraweeh or/& send blessings  on the Prophet  (Salalahu alayim wasalam) after every two or four rakahs of Taraweeh?

16 A.NO, it was never done by the Sahabas or their Followers. It is an innovation




18Q. Can a person start the Fast whilst in the state of Janaabah?

18A. YES, but one has to take a Bath to offer Fajr Prayer Narrated Aaishah and Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with them both): “At times Allaahs Apostle (peace be upon him) used to get up in the morning in the state of Janaabah after having sexual relations with his wives. He would then take a bath and fast.” Bukhaari

19Q. Can a Husband force or enjoin a Wife to break her fast?

19A. BIG NO, If it’s for no justified sharia reason, then he is an evildoer & needs to repent to Allah.



20Q.  Intercourse in Ramadan?

20A. Yes, allowed in the Night and HARAM during the day time (while fasting). http://islamqa.info/en/ref/23339/intercourse%20in%20ramadan

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1Q. Is intention necessary for fasting? Is it allowed to make Niyyah after Fajr & before Zuhr as commonly believed?

1A. Yes, every act of worship needs an intention in the heart but one shouldn’t say it out loudly. And it is not necessary for one to wake up at  Suhoor  to make the Niyyah everyday. Rather, one can have it the night before or at the start of Ramadan for the entire month.

http://islamqa.info/en/ref/26863  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/22909 http://islamqa.info/en/ref/37643

2Q Can one smoke while fasting?.

2A. Smoking is haram in or outside of fasting. True Muslims Never smoke. http://islamqa.info/en/ref/106450/smoking%20fast

3Q. Is it true that the veil is lifted between Allaah & His slaves at the time of breaking the fast?.

3A. NO, The hadeeth mentioned is not in any of the reliable books, so it is not permissible to attribute it to the Messenger of Allaah (salalahualehim wasalam) or to believe what it says.


4Q Is it allowed to chew bubble gum while fasting?

4A. NO it is not.  https://islamqa.info/en/38206


5Q Is it correct to say  Ramadhan kareem /Mubaarak?

5A Yes, because the Prophet (salalahu alehim wasalam) used to give glad tidings of Ramadhan to the companions.

6Q. Is it Sunnah to seek forgiveness from everyone before Ramadhan starts? NO

6A. https://islamqa.info/en/92748

7Q The message   purportedly called hadith which says the 1st person to inform others about  Ramadhan will be rewarded or saved from hell.

7A It is a fabrication.

8Q. Is there any authentic  or recommended dua for  the  beginning or the end of  Ramadhan?

8A. There is no Sahih Hadeeth of any Dua recited by the Prophet for such.  https://islamqa.info/en/37805  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/37643  http://islamqa.info/en/ref/65955/sahoor

9A Observing  Taraweeh  in Jamah. Is it a Sunnah or Umar’s (radiallahuanihu) bidia  (innovation)?

9A It is a sunnah established by the prophet, revived by Umar.  https://islamqa.info/en/65572

10Q Is the so called 30 day special supplication of every night of Ramadhan a part of Islam?

10A No, it is not.  https://islamqa.info/en/220647

11Q Is the hadith that says Ramadhan is divided into 3 parts of 10 each authentic?

11A No, it is not.  https://islamqa.info/en/21364

12Q. Is the so called  hadeeth about the  calamity &Trumpet blast on the 15th day of Ramadan if it happens to be a Friday true? Is there a need to make a special night worship or celebration?

12A. NO, it is a fabrication


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Friday is the best day of the week, so you should have a special program of worship on this day, in which you pay attention to the following:

Coming early to Jumu’ah prayer.

Staying in the mosque after ‘Asr prayer, and keeping busy with reading Qur’aan and making du’aa’ until the last hour of this day, for that is a time when du’aa’s are answered.

Make this day an opportunity for completing some of your deeds that you did not finish during the week, such as completing your weekly portion of Qur’aan, or finishing reading a book or listening to a tape and other good deeds.

The last ten days of Ramadaan:

The last ten days of Ramadaan include Laylat al-Qadr which is better than a thousand months. Hence it is prescribed for a person to observe i’tikaaf (“retreat” for the purpose of worship) in the mosque during these ten days, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to do, seeking Laylat al-Qadr. Whoever can observe i’tikaaf at this time, this is a great blessing from Allaah.

Whoever cannot observe i’tikaaf for the entire period should do as much as he is able to.

If he is not able to do i’tikaaf at all, then he should try to spend the nights in worship. Praying qiyaam, reading Qur’aan, remembering Allaah and making du’aa’. He should prepare for that by resting during the day so that he will be able to stay up at night.


This program is just a suggestion. It is a flexible schedule that each person can adapt to his own circumstances.

This program pays attention to the Sunnahs that are proven from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It does not mean that everything mentioned here is an obligatory duty, rather it includes many things that are Sunnah and mustahabb.

The most beloved of actions to Allaah are those which are continuous even if they are little. At the beginning of the month a person may be keen to do acts of worship, then he may slow down. Beware of that, and strive to persist in all the actions that you do in this blessed month.

The Muslim should strive to organize his time in this blessed month so that he will not miss out on a great opportunity to do more good and righteous deeds. For example, a person should try to buy all the things that the family needs before the month begins, and he should buy day-to-day needs at times when the stores are not crowded, and visits to friends and family should be organized in such a way that they do not distract from acts of worship.

Make doing lots of acts of worship and drawing closer to Allaah your priority in this blessed month.

Resolve at the beginning of the month to go to the mosque early at the times of prayer, and to complete the Book of Allaah, and to regularly pray qiyaam al-layl in this great month, and to spend (in charity) what you can of your wealth.

Make the most of the opportunity that the month of Ramadaan brings to strengthen your connection to the Book of Allaah, by utilizing the following means:

Read the verses correctly. The way to do that is to have your reading corrected by someone who knows how to read well. If you cannot do that, then by listening to tapes of expert readers.

Revise what Allaah has enabled you to memorize, and memorize some more.

Read the tafseer (commentary) on the verses, either by looking up the verses you do not understand in reliable books of tafseer such as Tafseer al-Baghawi and Tafseer Ibn Katheer and Tafseer al-Sa’di, or by making a program to read a book of tafseer. Start first with the thirtieth Juz’ (section) of the Qur’aan, then move on to the twenty-ninth juz’, and so on.

Strive to apply the commands that you read in the Book of Allaah.

We ask Allaah to perfect for us the blessing of Ramadaan, and to help us fast and pray qiyaam throughout the whole month, and to accept (these acts of worship) from us, and to forgive us for our shortcomings. For information on the deeds that the Muslims should do in Ramadaan, tap these links https://islamqa.info/en/26869  https://islamqa.info/en/12468

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After iftaar, he goes and prays in congregation in the mosque, and after the prayer he prays two rak’ahs (the regular Sunnah of Maghrib). Then he goes back home and eats whatever is available – without eating too much. Then he looks for a suitable way for himself and his family to spend this time, whether reading a book of stories, or a book on practical rulings, or a quiz, or permissible conversation, or any other useful idea that is of interest to the members of the family and will distracts them from the haraam things that appear in the media which regard this as their prime time, so you find the media transmitting their most attractive programs at that time, that may contain immoral and obscene material. Strive to turn away from that, and fear Allaah with regard to your “flock” (i.e., your family) concerning whom you will be questioned on the Day of Resurrection, so be prepared to answer the questions.

Then get ready for ‘Isha’ prayer, go to the mosque and keep busy reading Qur’aan or listening to the lesson being given in the mosque.

Then after that perform ‘Isha’ prayer, then pray two rak’ahs (the regular Sunnah of ‘Isha’), then pray taraaweeh behind the imam with humility and focus, pondering the meanings of what is recited. Do n

take priority.

Then you should try to sleep early, whilst paying attention to the etiquette of sleep as prescribed in sharee’ah, both actions and words. If you read some Qur’aan or some beneficial ot finish until the imam finishes. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever stands (and prays) with the imam until he finishes, it will be recorded as if he spent the night in prayer.” Abu Dawood (saheeh).

Then after Taraaweeh you can make a program for yourself that is suited to your circumstances and personal commitments. But you should pay attention to the following:

Keeping away from all haraam things and whatever may lead to them.

Paying attention to ensuring that your family avoid falling into any haraam thing or whatever may lead to that, in a wise manner, such as preparing a program just for them, or taking them out for leisure trips to permissible places, or keeping them away from bad friends, or looking for good friends for them.

Keeping busy with things that books before going to sleep, that is something good, especially if you have not yet completed your daily portion of Qur’aan – so do not go to sleep until you have completed it.

Then wake up before suhoor, allowing enough time to recite du’aa’, because this time – the last third of the night – is the time when Allaah descends, and Allaah has praised those who seek His forgiveness at this time, and has promised those who call upon Him at this time that He will answer them, and that He will accept the repentance of those who repent to Him at this time. So do not neglect this great opportunity.

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The Muslim starts his day with suhoor before Fajr prayer. It is better to delay suhoor until the latest possible time of the night.

Then gets ready for Fajr prayer before the adhaan. So he does wudoo’ at home and goes out to the mosque before the adhaan.

When he enters the mosque, he prays two rak’ahs (tahiyyat al-masjid – greeting the mosque). Then he sits and keeps busy making du’aa’, or reading Qur’aan, or reciting dhikr, until the muezzin gives the call to prayer. He repeats what the muezzin says, and says the du’aa’ narrated from the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to be said after the adhaan ends. Then prays two rak’ahs (the regular Sunnah of Fajr), then he occupies himself with du’aa’ and reading Qur’aan until the iqaamah for prayer is given. He is in a state of prayer so long as he is waiting for the prayer.

After offering the prayer in congregation, he recites the dhikrs that are prescribed following the salaam at the end of the prayer individually (not in congregation). Then, if he wants, he may sit in the mosque until the sun has risen, reciting dhikr & reading Qur’aan, that is preferable, and that is what the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to do after Fajr prayer.

Then about 15min after the sun has risen, if he wants he can pray Duha prayer (a minimum of two rak’ahs), and that is good. Or if he wants he can delay it until the preferred time, which is when the day has grown hotter and the sun is higher in the sky – that is better.

Then if he wants he may sleep to prepare himself for going to work, and he can intend by sleeping to strengthen himself for worship and earning a living, so that he will be rewarded for it in sha Allah. He should also follow the etiquette of sleep that is prescribed in sharee’ah, both actions & words.

Then he goes to work, when  it is time for Zuhr prayer, he goes to the mosque early, before the adhaan or immediately after it, and he should get ready to pray beforehand. So he prays four rak’ahs with two tasleems (the regular Sunnah before Zuhr), then he keeps busy reading Qur’aan until the iqaamah for prayer is given, and he prays with the congregation, then he prays two rak’ahs (the regular Sunnah after Zuhr).

Then after the prayer he goes and finishes whatever of his work is left, until it is time to leave work. If there is a long time to go after finishing his work until the time for ‘Asr prayer, then he can rest. But if there is not enough time and he fears that if he sleeps he will miss ‘Asr prayer, then he should keep busy doing something suitable until the time for ‘Asr comes, such as going to the market to buy some things that his family needs and the like, or going straight to the mosque when he has finished his work, and staying in the mosque until he has prayed ‘Asr.

Then after ‘Asr, it depends on his circumstances. If he can stay in the mosque and keep busy reading Qur’aan, this is a great opportunity. But if he feels tired, then he should rest at this time so that he will be ready to pray taraaweeh at night.

Before the adhaan for Maghrib, he should get ready to break his fast, and he should do something at this time that will benefit him, whether reading Qur’aan, making du’aa’, or having a useful conversation with his wife and children.

One of the best things that he can do at this time is to take part in offering iftaar to those who are fasting, whether by bringing food to them or helping to distribute it to them and organizing that. This brings a great joy which no one knows except those who have experienced it.


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