As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 7

 

Guidelines concerning things that break the fast


On the following pages, are mentioned things, which nullify the fast. All of them, apart from menses and nifas, only invalidate the fast if three conditions are met:

= The person was aware of the ruling and not ignorant of it. If he does not know the ruling then it does not break his fast, because Allah says: “And there is no sin on you concerning that in which you made a mistake, except in regard to what your hearts deliberately intend.” [Soorah al-Ahzaab (33): 5]

= The person did it knowingly and not out of forgetfulness. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “My Ummah is forgiven for mistakes and forgetfulness and for what they are forced to do.” Similar is the case of the person, who does something that breaks the fast, thinking that it does not break the fast.

= The person did it by choice and not due to force. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “My Ummah is forgiven for mistakes and forgetfulness and for what they are forced to do.” See, Fatawa al-Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen (vol. 1, p. 508)


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