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Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by good4all: 7:10am On Jun 22, 2015
Question:

What are the permissible excuses for breaking the fast?


Answer:

The permissible excuses for breaking the fast are: illness and travel, as mentioned in the Qur’aan. Among other excuses is that a women is pregnant and she fears for herself or her child. Another excuse is that a woman is breast-feeding and she fears for herself or her breast-fed child if she fasts. Another excuse is that a person needs to break his fast in order to save the life of someone. For example, he finds a drowning person in the sea, or someone who is surrounded on all sides by fire, and he needs to break his fast in order to save him – in that case, he may break his fast and save him. Another such case would be if a person needed to break his fast in order to strengthen himself for jihad in Allaah’s Cause, that would also be a permissible cause for him to break his fast, because the Prophet sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to his Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them:

You will meet the enemy tomorrow morning, so breaking the fast will be stronger for you, so break your fast.” [1]

So, if there is a permissible excuse for breaking the fast, and a person breaks his fast due to it, it is not necessary for him to fast for the remainder of that day. Therefore, if it transpired that a person had broken his fast in order to save a person’s life, he should continue to eat and drink, even after saving him. This is because he broke his fast due to a reason that permits him to break his fast, so it is not necessary for him to fast in that case, because the prohibition of breaking fast on that day has been removed due to the permissible cause for breaking the fast.

For this reason, we support the most authoritative opinion in this matter, which is that if a sick person became well during the day and he was not fasting, it is not necessary for him to fast, and if a traveller arrived during the day at his hometown and he was not fasting, it is not necessary for him to fast and if a menstruating women became clean during the day, it is not necessary for her to fast. This is because all of these people broke their fasts for legitimate reasons, and so on that day, there was no obligation upon them to fast, due to the lawful permissible for breaking it at that time, so it is not necessary for them to fast.

This is as oppose to the case where it is confirmed that the month of Ramadan has begun during the day in that case, it is necessary to fast. The difference between the two cases is clear, because if the evidence appears (that Ramadan has begun) during the day, it has been confirmed that fasting on that day is obligatory for them, but they are excused for the time before the evidence became clear to them due to their ignorance of it. This is why, if they knew that this day was a day of Ramadan, it is obligatory for them to fast. But as for those other people whom we have described, it is permissible for them to break their fast, even though they are aware (that it is Ramadan) and the difference between them is clear.

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[1] Reported by Muslim in the Book of Fasting, in the Chapter: The Reward of One Who Breaks His Fast on a Journey if He Undertakes a Task (1120).

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Islamic Verdicts on The Pillars of Islaam, vol.2, page.632

Source: http://fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=690

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by oba2flex(m): 9:26am On Jun 22, 2015
And I've just learnt something. Many thx OP

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by good4all: 11:25am On Jun 22, 2015
Waiyakum
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Nobody: 10:52pm On Jun 23, 2015
Okay. How bout someonme that stays ina country with long fasting hours, can such person break his her fast when tired and unable to cope?
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Clinton594(m): 11:08am On Jun 26, 2015
Js
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Edwardhead(m): 11:11am On Jun 26, 2015
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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by efilefun(m): 11:11am On Jun 26, 2015
Alhamdulilah. This could also be helpful to those who missed sahur had to make lil research concerning that.


Having an intention to fast is very important in Fard fasts i.e. in the month of Ramadan, so since you did not make any intention that night before, even if you had missed suhoor, you couldn't have kept the fast. So for next time, remember that our intention has be made the night before for the next day fast. Or the correct way is to make intention at the start of Ramadan, and say Allah i intent to fast for the whole month of Ramadan. That way you make your intention just once but it is for all 29 or 30(depending on moon) days of fast. And that way if you miss suhoor, even than you can fast. Like when you wake up, you do not eat or drink anything and continue to fast.


Hope this helps. Salam Aleykum

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Barbiekhadyjarh: 11:13am On Jun 26, 2015
Jazakallahu khair

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by olapluto(m): 11:17am On Jun 26, 2015
Is travelling on a flight of 2 or 3 hrs to another country enough to break fast? Does one have to fast if dawn meets one at home, but he has a pre-determined journey to make?
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by baba11(m): 11:22am On Jun 26, 2015
Ma sha Allah
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Maghan37: 11:25am On Jun 26, 2015
Thnks 4 d info .
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by DMainMan: 11:28am On Jun 26, 2015
Jazakallahu khairan
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Najyin(m): 11:31am On Jun 26, 2015
qbd2:
Okay. How bout someonme that stays ina country with long fasting hours, can such person break his her fast when tired and unable to cope?


You're very funny.
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Omotayor123(f): 11:31am On Jun 26, 2015
Noted...







I didn't ask to be a Muslim...I just got Luckycheesy

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by mrpackager(m): 11:38am On Jun 26, 2015
thanks op
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Drabeey(m): 11:39am On Jun 26, 2015
May almighty Allah continue to strengthen us in this month of Ramadan. I use this medium to greet all Muslim brothers and sisters. Ramadan Kareem

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Zeinymira(f): 11:50am On Jun 26, 2015
jazaakumullaahu khayran

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Abayor7: 11:51am On Jun 26, 2015
Drabeey:
May almighty Allah continue to strengthen us in this month of Ramadan. I use this medium to greet all Muslim brothers and sisters. Ramadan Kareem

RAMADAN KAREEM
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by jcross19: 11:53am On Jun 26, 2015
good4all:


Source: http://fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=690
is that a fasting? After eating a full rubber or bowl of fufu lol aahahahhaha fasting my foot.
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by muhammed10: 12:06pm On Jun 26, 2015
jcross19:
is that a fasting? After eating a full rubber or bowl of fufu lol aahahahhaha fasting my foot.
you are a goat for saying such you will burn in hell ...Islam superced all religions in the world in times of worshiping

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by zealot4me(f): 12:07pm On Jun 26, 2015
jcross19:
is that a fasting? After eating a full rubber or bowl of fufu lol aahahahhaha fasting my foot.



must u comment?? shaytan!!

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by probsolver: 12:18pm On Jun 26, 2015
jcross19:
is that a fasting? After eating a full rubber or bowl of fufu lol aahahahhaha fasting my foot.
@jcross19, Almighty Allah told us that He doesn't intend hardship for us. (Q2:185). So the essence of fasting in Islam is not to experience hardship but to attain Taqwa (Allah's consciousness).

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by probsolver: 12:22pm On Jun 26, 2015
muhammed10:
you are a goat for saying such you will burn in hell ...Islam superced all religions in the world in times of worshiping
. My brother pls try to calm ur annoyance whenever an ignorant person abuse u or ur religion especially in Ramadan that's what the prophet taught us.

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by poundlander: 12:23pm On Jun 26, 2015
brothers n sisters, please don't join issues with anybody that says your fast is mild n not harsh. when you observe solat 5 times a day, they will say why are you STRESSING yourself? but when you fast Ramadan different from their's, they will say you are not fasting but skipping lunch. Qur'an have said it all, that they will NEVER like your ways...Lakun dinukum waliyedin

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by HarkymTheOracle(m): 12:33pm On Jun 26, 2015
Ok.. Now i know.
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Foodconsumer(m): 2:14pm On Jun 26, 2015
Nice one op, but what caught my attention was about the illness part. For the past four days i'm suffering from severe fever. chronic fever though, my body could burn up for 7hrs plus non-stop during the day, this made my fasting uneasy. I was tempted twice to break my fast so i could use drugs but i continued..

My question is, assuming my body flares up again while in the middle of fasting, can i break my fast? Because the fever is so unbearable sometimes..
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by good4all: 2:19pm On Jun 26, 2015
whoever thinks muslims fast is an extention of lunch let him try it for five days, by then he will know is not as easy as he taught.

RAMADAN MUBAARAK

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by PMB007: 2:53pm On Jun 26, 2015
Foodconsumer:
Nice one op, but what caught my attention was about the illness part. For the past four days i'm suffering from severe fever. chronic fever though, my body could burn up for 7hrs plus non-stop during the day, this made my fasting uneasy. I was tempted twice to break my fast so i could use drugs but i continued..

My question is, assuming my body flares up again while in the middle of fasting, can i break my fast? Because the fever is so unbearable sometimes..
Extreme health conditions are part of the permissible reasons which allows you to break your fast during the day. You would know your body better than anyone one, so, if you get to a stage where you feel is uncomfortable to continue your fast, then, there's no harm on you if you break it; and make up for it another day.
And Allaah knows best!
May Allaah grant you shifaa...
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by PMB007: 3:02pm On Jun 26, 2015
qbd2:
Okay. How bout someonme that stays ina country with long fasting hours, can such person break his her fast when tired and unable to cope?
I can relate to that condition, dear sis. There are some European countries where the sun does not set till very late in the night, thereby extending the period of fasting to longer hours (some as long as 22hrs). If you reside in any such country as a Muslim (with the obligation to fast in the month of Ramadan), you would endeavour to keep fasting in patience, knowing that your reward is with your Lord. However, if on any day, it becomes apparent that continuing your fast will become harmful to your health or body, then there will be no sin on you to break your fast with the intention of making up for it on another day.
And Allaah knows best!
May Allaah ease all our ways and set right our affairs. smiley

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Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by Kazrem(m): 3:18pm On Jun 26, 2015
Masha Allah
Re: Permissible Excuses For Breaking The Fast by eluquenson(m): 5:08pm On Jun 26, 2015
Nice post here, jazakum 'llah khairan

Ramadan Mubarak

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