[In accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)] it is recommended for the one fasting to eat dates for suhoor and iftaar.
We would like an explanation about some of the recommended etiquettes of fasting, so we can benefit [by putting them into practice].
Is it sufficient to make the intention to fast – once at the beginning [for the entire month] – or is it required separately every day?
Concerning an imaam of a Hanafee masjid who mentioned to his congregation that he has a book in which it mentions – if the intention for the fasts of Ramadhaan are not made before the last appointed time for the ‘Ishaa [prayer] or [even] after it or at the time of sahoor (the pre-dawn meal), then there is no reward for his fast. So is this correct or not?
It starts from the adhaan of the Fajr prayer and finishes at sunset [at the time of the adhaan of the Maghrib prayer].
I need to make ghusl but there is not enough time to perform it nor eat the sahoor, should I perform the ghusl and miss the sahoor or should I eat the sahoor and delay the ghusl until after Fajr?
Sometimes I fast without making an intention when starting the fast. So is making the intention every day a condition for fasting or is it sufficient to make one intention at the start of the month?
If a woman purifies herself [after having completed her menses] in Ramadhaan before the adhaan of the Fajr prayer, is it obligatory upon her to fast [that day]?
We heard the cannons tonight more than once and we doubted whether or not it was ‘Eed or Ramadhaan so we waited until we heard something from the imaam before Fajr. But we didn’t hear anything.