fasting in Ramadan

Which things can break the fasting in Ramadan?

Last Updated: February 16, 2024By

Fasting is very important and one of the five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory for every Muslim to keep fasting, especially in the Holy month of Ramadan. No one can even imagine the power and blessing point of Ramadan. Only Allah knows about it. Allah Almighty said:  “Fasting is for me and I will give its reward.” 

The people who wish to perform Hajj but could not do so, if they perform Umrah in the Holy Month of Ramadan then their Umrah will be equal to Hajj.

There are some conditions given below which break the fasting:

  • If the person who is fasting, conscious of that, what he is doing and has not elapsed that he is fasting. Then, if he does it consciously of his own free will and is not forced to do it. In the middle of the things that can break the fast are activities that contains the exclusion of bodily liquids, such as intercourse, menstruation and cupping, vomiting, and other actions that include eating stuff etc.
  • In the midst of the things that break the fast are secret as being like drinking or eating, such as taking tablets and medicines by mouth, or doses of injections, which nurturing elements, or blood denoting etc. Rendering of the most exact view, suppositories, eye-drops, ear-drops, having a tooth removed and pick up the check of wounds do not pause the firm.

(Majmoo’ Fataawa Shaykh al-Islam, 25/233, 25/245).

Injections that are not given to switch eating stuff, such as food or water, but are recycled to manage medicines like as penicillin and insulin, vaccinations, tonics, do not break the fast, irrespective of whether they are intramuscular or venous.

(Fataawa Ibn Ibraaheem, 4/189).

“If the person who is fasting forgets, and eats and drinks, then his fast will not be broken. And let him complete his fast, for Allah has nourished him and given him to drink.”

(Reported by al-Bukhaari, Faith, no. 1933).

According to another report, “He does not have to make the fast up later or offer expiation.”

  • If a person has made intercourse during the day on more than one day during the Holy month of Ramadan, then he must offer compensation for each day, as well as recapping the fast for each day.

(Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 10/321)

The person who is fasting, if he is embracing, kissing, hugging, touching and frequently looking for his wife, if that man can control himself, then it is allowable, for the reason that, The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to kiss and hold His wives, at the same time as He was fast, but He nobody can relate with them, as He was the greatest and the Last Prophet of Allah Almighty.

With regard to the hadith Qudsia,

“He keeps away from his wife for my sake.”

This is discussing about to intercourse. But if a person gets provoked rapidly and is incapable to control himself, then it is not allowable for him to kiss or embrace his wife, for the reason that he will lead to him contravention his fast, as he cannot be sure that he will be able to avoid exclaiming or having intercourse.

Allah says in a hadith Qudsia:

“And he leaves his desire for my sake.”

The Islamic guideline is that anything that leads to haram is also haram (that thing which is not permissible). If we try to make it Halal (that thing which is allowed in Islam) then we will be consisted into Mushrkeen (non-Muslims).

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