Prayers & Duties >> Sawm (Fasting)

Question # : 67996

Pakistan

I need to know that on how much distance (kms) while person is travelling fasting is not mandatory?

Answer : 67996

Published on: Jul 31, 2016

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم



(Fatwa: 1043/1065/N=10/1437)



The Shariah distance of journey as per the preferred saying is 77.25 kms (Risala Sharai Masafat: by Hadhrat Mufti Meharban Ali Saheb Barautvi RA).Thus a person heading towards a place which is located at least at a distance of 77.25 kms from the outskirt of the city up to the suburb of the intended place then such a person shall become musafir after he leaves outskirt of his place and it shall be allowable for him to stop keeping fast. But if there is no harm in keeping fast then it is better for a musafir to keep the fast, it is not good to miss fasting of Ramadan:



قاصداً مسيرة ثلاثة أيام وليالها بالسير الوسط مع التراحات المعتادة (تنوير الأبصار مع الدر والرد ، كتاب الصلاة ، باب صلاة المسافر 2: 600-603 ، ط: مكتبة زكريا ديوبند)، ويندب للمسافر الصوم لآية : (وأن تصوموا) والخير بمعنى البر لا أفعل التفضيل إن لم يضره (المصدر السابق ، كتاب الصوم ، فصل فى العوارض 3: 405).




Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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