For all these reasons, fasting can be broken

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For all these reasons, fasting can be broken

For all these reasons, fasting can be broken

For all these reasons, fasting can be broken

Ramadan fasting has been made obligatory by the word ‘Qutiba’ in the Holy Quran as a unique way of adopting abstinence. Irshad has become ‘Laallaqum Tattakun’. That is, so that people can achieve abstinence. Proper fasting is the satisfaction of Allah the Almighty.

If anyone breaks this fast for no reason, he will be humiliated in this world and in the Hereafter! Therefore, if one intentionally breaks the fast, both qaza ‘and kaffarah are obligatory on him. And if one breaks the fast reluctantly or compulsively, then only qaza is obligatory on him.

Breaking the fast in Ramadan is haraam and a great sin.

But there are some excuses that can be used to break the fast in Ramadan, let’s find out what is the reason for breaking the fast in Ramadan.

Illness
It is permissible for a sick person to break the fast during the month of Ramadan. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And whoever gets sick or stays on tour will fill in the numbers on other days.”

[Surat al-Baqara: 184]
The illness that causes breaking the fast in the month of Ramadan is the illness that makes it very difficult to fast or there is a risk of certain harm if one fasts.

If a sick person breaks his fast and his illness is such that he hopes to recover, then he should make up the missed fasts after he recovers.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And whoever gets sick or stays on tour will fill in the numbers on other days.”

[Surat al-Baqara: 184]
Diseases that are not expected to get better: such as lifelong illness or old age.

Due to which the person is unable to fast permanently – in this case, instead of daily fasting, a poor person has to donate half a sa ‘of rice or any other local food.

Tour
It is permissible for a traveler to break the fast in the month of Ramadan. However, the broken fasts must be made up later. Allaah says in the Holy Qur’aan:

“And whoever gets sick or stays on tour will fill in the numbers on other days.”

[Surat al-Baqara: 184]
The journey in which the fast can be broken is the same journey in which the prayers can be shortened. But if the traveler fasts, his fast will be pure.

Narrated from Anas Ibn Malik, he said:

‘We used to travel with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He would not blame the person who fasted, nor would he blame the person who did not fast. ‘

(Narrated by Bukhari)
However, the condition is that fasting should not be too difficult for the traveler. And if it is very difficult to fast or there is a risk of harm, then it is better to break the fast; Because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw a fasting person on a journey that he was being overshadowed by the extreme heat and people were crowding around him.

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,

“Fasting while on tour is not a good deed.”

(Narrated by Bukhari)
Pregnancy and lactation
If a woman fears harm during pregnancy or lactation, it will be lawful for her to break her fast. But he has to make up for it like a sick person. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Surely Allaah has taken away from the traveler a portion of fasting and prayers. And he has taken away the fast from pregnant and lactating women. ‘

(Tirmidhi in narration)

And if there is no fear of harm to oneself, but there is a fear of harm to the child, then it is permissible to break the fast, but he has to make up for it and feed a poor person instead of daily fasting.

Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

“If a lactating and pregnant woman is worried about her child, she will break her fast and feed the poor.”

(Narrated by Abu Dawood)
Menstruation and breathing
A woman who is menstruating and breathing must break her fast. In this case fasting will be haraam. In this case, fasting will not be pure. However, the broken fasts have to be made up later.

Proof of this, Ayesha agrees. Asked if a menstruating woman would break her fast, she said:

“The matter would have touched us as well, then we would have been instructed to make up the fast, but we would not have been instructed to make up the prayers.”

(Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)

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