Introduction to the Fiqh of Fasting



Sh. Ahmed Khalil

Imam of Ottawa MAC Islamic Centre


The month of Ramadan is a blessed time for all Muslims. It is an opportunity to transform yourself and route to success in this world and the hereafter.

Every year, we should aspire for Ramadan to be our best yet. It is not only recommended but highly essential for every Muslim and Muslimah to be aware of the Islamic rulings (Fiqh) and the spiritual channels that we can use to achieve the most out of this blessed month.

In this course, we will talk about the wisdom behind fasting and the important rulings related to it. This course will focus on the classical and contemporary Islamic rulings related to Ramadan and Islamic rulings related to fasting as an obligation.

The course will cover important subjects including: How do we find out the start of Ramadan?, Who is obliged to fast? Who is exempt from fasting? What are the nullifiers of fasting? What’s so special about the last ten nights?, and what is Zakat-ul-fitr? And much more.


  1. Introduction
  2. The Wisdom behind Fasting
  3. Blessings of Fasting
  4. Pillars & Conditions of Fasting
  5. Moon Sighting & Ramadan
  6. Who Has to Fast in Ramadan?
  7. Who Is Exempt from Fasting?
    1. The Traveler
    2. The Sick
    3. Old-Age, Long-term Illness & Difficulty
    4. The Pregnant & the Nursing Mother
    5. The Deceased
  8. Upholding Fasting
  9. Things that Nullify One’s Fasting (1)
  10. Things that Nullify One’s Fasting (2)
  11. Things that Nullify One’s Fasting (3)
  12. Making up Fasts (Qada’, Fidyah, Kaffarah)
  13. Preferred Aspects while Fasting (1): Iftar & Suhur
  14. Preferred Aspects while Fasting (2): Taraweeh
  15. Preferred Aspects while Fasting (3): Remembrance of Allah & Generosity
  16. Preferred Aspects while Fasting (4): The Last 10 Nights
  17. Preferred Aspects while Fasting (5): Laylat al-Qadr
  18. Preferred Aspects while Fasting (6): I’tikaf
  19. Disliked Aspects while Fasting
  20. The Fiqh of Zakat-ul-Fitr

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  1. Soraya April 13, 2021 Reply

    When the course is offered
    Is there any fees related to the course

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