• Prayers & Duties >> Sawm (Fasting)

    Question ID: 67996Country: Pakistan

    Title: Ruling about keeping fast during a journey in Ramadan

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

    Answer ID: 67996

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (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 (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India