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Should I continue to fast after breaking it?

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Question:  Assalamualaikum, I needed some clarification on the ruling of fasting. I was reading the “Complete Guide to Fasting” but was a bit confused on a matter. Under the header “Category 2: Acts That Vitiate the Fast & Require to Make Up But Do Not Require Expiation.” When someone’s fast is vitiated, does that mean that one should break their fast? Or complete the fast as is, but also make it up at a later date?

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Assalam’aleykum, I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Jazakum Allah khayr for your question!

It is necessary (wajib) to continue to abstain from eating, drinking, and having sexual relations the rest of the day for someone who has vitiated his fast. [ Nur al-Idah]

The reason for this is to allow for the wrongdoer to show respect to the month of Ramadan to the extent of his ability. [ Maraqi al-Falah]

And Allah knows best.

May  Allah Most High grant you the best of this world and the next.

Please keep us in your du’as!


[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi

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