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Fasting for Over Twenty Hours

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Q: I live in the north of Finland the sun rises at 02.30 am and sets at 10.35 pm. Do I have to fast for over twenty hours and what about next year when the day is more shorter and the year after?

Fasting for Over Twenty Hours

A: You will have to fast and take sehri according to the subh saadiq and sunset timings.

( وهو ) لغة إمساك مطلقا شرعا ( إمساك عن المفطرات ) الآتية ( حقيقة أو حكما ) كمن أكل ناسيا فإنه ممسك حكما ( في وقت مخصوص ) وهو اليوم ( من شخص مخصوص ) مسلم كائن في دارنا أو عالم بالوجوب طاهر عن حيض أو نفاس ( مع النية ) المعهودة

و قال في رد المحتار : قوله ( وهو اليوم ) أي اليوم الشرعي من طلوع الفجر إلى الغروب (رد المحتار 2/370)

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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