Sh Haitham al-Haddad sat down with our chief editor, Dr Salman Butt, to answer YOUR questions about Ramadān. Below are 17 Ramadān Q&A clips…
Can you advise on a routine to have during Ramaḍān?
If your relatives invite you over for Iftar and it clashes with your Ibadah (worship), what should you do?
What is the ruling on Taraweeh?
Do you advise sisters to pray Taraweeh in the Mosque?
Can you hold a Mushhaf during the prayer?
Is it permissible to eat in public during Ramaḍān if I’m not fasting due to my cycle?
What should you do if you have a number of missed fasts and you haven’t made them up before the next month of Ramaḍān?
If someone struggles with migraines, can they break their fast?
If you can’t remember how many fasts you have to make up, what should you do?
My cycle prevents me from fasting the 6 of Shawwal. Can I pray my Shawwal fasts first and then make up my Ramaḍān missed fasts?
I follow the 18 degree timetable but my masjid prays Isha at the wrong time. What should I do as I won’t be able to pray in Jama’ah for the first 15 days of Ramaḍān?
Where can I find the 18 degree prayer time calculator?
Can I use a Miswak during fasting hours?
What invalidates your fast?
Can you pay Zakah on community projects?
Should I check how poor someone is before giving them my Zakah money?
If I have an account in an Islamic bank, do I still need to pay Zakah?
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Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Council of Europe. He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom’s Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. Shaikh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari’ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context. He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaikh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Council of Europe as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.