• Prayers & Duties >> Sawm (Fasting)

    Question ID: 47909Country: India

    Title: Delay in breaking the Ramadan Fast

    Question: One day during fast in Ramadan, I fell asleep before Maghrib and woke up almost half an hour after Maghrib to break my fast. Did this delay invalidate my fast and I have to make qaza only or qaza and kaffarah both.

    Answer ID: 47909

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1392/1064/B=11/1434) It is mustahab to do iftar as soon as the sun sets. The sawm was not invalid due to delay. وفى البدائع: ويسن تعجيل الافطار اذا غربت الشمس هكذا روى عن ابى حنيفة – (2/105) وفى نورالايضاح: ويستحب له ثلاثة (1) السحور (2) تاخيره (3) تعجيل الافطار فى غير يوم الغيم .

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India