[Regarding] the ‘umrah, is it permissible to do so on behalf of another if the person is unable [to do so himself] due to an illness?
Kissing the elderly on the forehead
Kissing the forehead of the elderly is [an act of] reverence and honour [towards them]. It is [merely] a practice and not an act of worship; as [can be] seen from this [narration]…
His immense zeal and strength of purpose
an-Nawawee’s explanation of [Saheeh] Muslim…I have read* it more than 60 times.
Likewise, the one who is elderly does not wait except for death; so how repulsive of him [if he were] to persist upon falling into sin [while death beckons].
The fast of the one who has lost his memory
An elderly man who has lost his memory, has suffered a stroke and lost his sense of touch; so is he required to fast or not?
Pray before you are prayed upon
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will begin praying when you become old; pray before you are prayed upon!
Sick and bedridden, & unable to fast
An elderly woman of 85 years of age, is sick and bedridden and cannot stand – not even to use the bathroom. The question: Is salaah and fasting obligatory upon her? Please advise us and may Allaah reward you with good.
Paralysed & unable to fast
Concerning an elderly man, stricken with paralysis in half his body, and unable to fast; If he fasts, then his sickness worsens.
When the elderly are not obligated to fast
When are the elderly not obligated to fast during Ramadhaan?