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When Does it Really Become Prohibited to Eat During Ramadan?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamu alaikum

I have read that when fasting one should make sure that between the moment one stops eating and Fajr’s time there is a gap which would allow one to recite 50 verses of the Qur’an .

What happens if one stops eating 5 minutes before Fajr?

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

The fast begins at the break of dawn (Fajr). Thus you can technically eat and drink until this point.

However, the general sunna is to stop a little early and use this blessed time for worship and supplication. As an aside, this is also safer for your fast considering that many people often err when trying to do the absolute minimum.

Please see:When is the Exact End Time for the Dawn (Fajr) Prayer? and: The Complete Guide to Fasting

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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