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Fasting till sunset

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Q: “Eat and drink until the white thread of dawn appears clear from the dark line, then fast until the night falls” (Sayaqool:187)… I want clarification on this, in the Quran it is clearly described that fast until the night falls not the dawn falls out.


A: Understand this correctly; the command about fasting until the night refers to the commencement of the night. The night commences with the sun setting.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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