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Question: When a woman is not fasting due to her monthly period what is the ettiquette to follow when eating during the day? Is it ok if other men in her house or at her workplace see her eating or should she eat discreetly?

You are best advised to observe the sanctity of Ramadhaan by choosing to do so discretely rather than making a public display of it.

Having said this, however, I must state that there is nothing wrong for you to eat and drink while you are not fasting due to reasons that are acceptable in the Shari’ah. We know from the authentic sources that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to eat and drink in public in order to show people that they are allowed to so while journeying or in jihad. Therefore, we also find the practice of the Prophet’s companions never abstaining from food and drink while they were traveling during the month of Ramadhaan. Therefore, you need not have any inhibition in this matter.

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