RAMADHAN : F.A.Q COMBO. 3 of 7
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.
22Q. Can we get married in Ramadan?
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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