Day Questions

I live in Sunni majority country. The government had announced that the Eid Fitr fall on 30th Ramadhan. As others in the neighbourhood are Sunnis who follow the government announcement, we decide to not fast on 30th Ramadhan to strengthen ties with them. Is it obligatory to us to go for a journey early morning on 30th Ramadhan in order to break the fast that day and avoid the kaffara?

It is prohibited to break the fast during the month of Ramadan even for the mentioned reason. Yes, it is permissible to travel in order to break the fast. However, strengthening the ties of Muslim brotherhood does not require breaking the fast. One can greet them with the Eid felicitations and greetings while one is fasting.

Can a divorced woman remarry without the permission of her father?

<p style="text-align: left;">She does not require the permission of the father for the second marriage, if her first marriage was consummated, although it is better to correspond with the family as this preserves the links of love and respect within the family.</p>

If the horn of the sacrificial animal is broken, can we sacrifice it on Eid al-Adha for the pleasure of God?

It is sufficient to use an animal with broken horn as a sacrifice of Eid al-Adha, although choosing one with a non-broken horn is better.

Nowadays, dogs are used in rescue services, to assist in searches and for security purposes. Can one purchase a dog for these purposes?

It is permissible to buy and sell hunting dogs. It is not permissible to purchase other kinds of dogs. However, one can pay money in exchange of the owner letting go of his right over the dog.