Forgetfully eating while fasting

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Q: I have started qadha fasting of my previous fasts which I did not make up in time. Today accidentally in morning I forgot that I am fasting and talking to my friend she offered me sweet and savoury and I tasted some of both. I did not even remember after sometime that I was fasting when during conversation I told her I am fasting nowadays and realised that I was fasting and have eaten by mistake. I know in Ramadan you can continue the fast but I don’t know if it applies to qaza roza as well. Please tell me if my fast is valid or do I have to do anything else?


A: Through forgetfully eating, the fast will not break.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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