All Praise belongs to Allah the Lord of the worlds and may peace and blessings be upon his last and final messenger, Muhammad.

Imam al-Allamah al-Hattab al-Maliki says in his commentary on. "The Mukhtasar of Khalil." (3/318), "from amongst the days which it is recommend...

بَابٌ فِي الصِّيَام

[Translated By: Shaykh Hamza Wald Maqbul]

The Chapter of Fasting

وَصَوْمُ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ فَرِيضَةٌ

The fast of the month of Ramadhan is an obligation.

يُصَامُ لِرُؤْيَةِ الْهِلَالِ وَيُفْطَرُ لِرُؤْيَتِهِ كَانَ ثَلَاثِينَ يَوْمًا أَوْ تِسْعَةً وَع...

Lesson 3

Methods of establishing the beginning and end of Ramadān

There are three recognized methods of establishing the commencement of Ramadān and Shawwāl.

No mention is found among them of the spurious method of astronomical calculation, which is not recognized by the...

As I finalized my move to Mediterranean warmth and out of the indolent savannah, I wondered what service I could provide without my library in transit.

I confess that I panicked and even felt like hiding away from indiscreet and fiercely scrutinizing eyes. I did not wan...

Chapter on Fasting

Section: Those obliged to fast, and the age of adulthood at which fards and hudud become obligatory

Fasting is obliged for every Muslim who has reached puberty or menstruated, free or slave, when they have not lost their sanity through i...

Imam Malik has reported on the authority of ‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

The month is 29 days (at least), so do not fast it until you sight (taraw) the crescent, and do not put an end to it until you sight it. If the sky above you is cloudy, y...

Imam Malik elucidates his position in the Muwatta’ :

“I have not heard anyone of the people of knowledge and understanding (Fiqh) or those who are followed prohibit fasting Friday. Fasting it is good, and I have seen some of the people of knowledge fast it, and it...

In the Maliki madhab it is recommended to stop eating a short time before the entrance of the dawn (fajr) time. This is based on the action of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) who would stop eating before dawn the amount of time it would take to...

Question: Is it permissible to swallow saliva and mucous in the Maliki School?

Answer: Mucous and saliva are pure (tahir) and therefore you can swallow them. While one is fasting though, it is mentioned that to swallow mucous disliked but not break the fast according to...

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