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Thursday 28 May 2020

Things That Do and Does not Spoil Fast

If a fasting person eats or drinks unintentionally or ignorantly or is forced to do so his fasting does not spoil. Allah the Almighty says in The Holy Quran (chapter 2:286)

"Pray, Our lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error." [1]

He also says in The Holy Quran (chapter 16: 106)
"Except that who is compelled to do so while his heart is firm in faith." [2]

Quran chapter 33: 5, Allah says:

There is no blame on you if you make a mistake therein, except in regard to what your hearts deliberately intend." [3]

So if someone eats or drinks unintentionally his fasting does not spoil. lf he eats or drinks thinking that the night has started by sunset or thinking that dawn still not started his fasting does not spoil.

If water enters in ones throat unintentionally while he rinses out his mouth his fasting does not spoil. similarly having a wet dream during fasting does not spoil fasting, as it happens without intention.

What Spoils Fast:

Fasting is spoiled by the following eight things:

1. Sexual intercourse.

If a fasting person whose fasting is obligatory has sexual intercourse during daytime of Ramadan he has to make up for this day and to offers atonement i.e., he is required to set free a slave. if unable to do so he has to fast two month consecutively. If unable to do so he has to feed sixty poor persons.

2. Intentional ejaculation of sperm by any means such as masturbation, kissing or embracing.

3. Eating and drinking either it is useful or harmful such as smoking.

4. Using injection for nutrition, for it is similar to eating and drinking. Other injections do not break the fast.

5. Injection of blood:

If a fasting person suffers from hemorrhage and injected blood to recover his fasting will spoil.

6. Menstruation or post-natal bleeding.

7. Releasing blood by cupping.

Fasting does not spoil if blood comes out by itself such as bleeding through nasal hemorrhage or bleeding after pulling out tooth.

8. Vomiting deliberately. Unintentional vomiting does not spoil the fasting.


[1] The Holy Quran (chapter 2:286)
[2] Quran (chapter 16: 106)
[3] Quran chapter 33: 5

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