Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Pillar 4: Who Should Fast?

Fasting in Ramadan is an obligation on the mature, sane Muslim. Through Allah’s limitless mercy, we learn that there are three groups of people who are excused from this act of worship. Join Sh. Abdullah as he details the different categories of exception, time frames for making up a fast, and what to do when you are unable to make up days you have missed.

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Fellow, Head of Convert Resources | Abdullah Oduro is a first generation Ghanian native that converted to Islam in 1997. He graduated from the College of Islamic Law from the University of AlMadinah in 2007. He conducts public speeches, sermons, lectures, and workshops around the US on Islamic Law, self-improvement, and convert life. He is currently the Imam at the Islamic Center of Coppell and Lewisville in Dallas, TX. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and four children.

Having recently joined Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research as a Scholar, Shaykh Abdullah leads a team providing unique and comprehensive resources for new Muslim converts and institutional convert care.