Scenario: a traveler misses 5 days of fasting in Ramadan and dies 3 months later without making the days up. What should be done?
Majority of scholars say that if he had a legitimate reason for not being able to make them up in that time frame, then nothing should be done. Majority of […]
What if a traveler has no legitimate reason for not being able to make up missed fasts before the next Ramadan, such as due to laziness and procrastination?
Majority of the scholars agree that this is a sinful act and that he should a) repent b) make up for the missed days c) pay kaffara ($7 to feed […]
What if a traveler had a legitimate reason for not being able to make up missed fasts before the next Ramadan?
Majority of the scholars agree that there is no sin on him and no kaffara, but he still needs to make up the days. A kaffara is an expiation to […]
Majority of the scholars agree that the days need to be made up before the next Ramadan. The evidence is the action of A’isha (ra) who made sure she did […]
What if the student travels back and forth during that time period from the area to his home country?
Whether or not the student is still considered a resident of his home country is flexible. He is considered a resident of both places, so the only days he can […]
If a person travels to another area with the intention of staying a very prolonged time, such as a student of knowledge traveling to the area from overseas and planning on staying several years, would he be allowed to take the concession of a traveler?
In this case, the student can only break his fast on the day of travel because he will be considered a resident of the area for the years he spends […]
Is the majority opinion strong enough to adopt pertaining to length of time allowable as a concession to a traveler?
No, we do not adopt the majority opinion in this case because there is no evidence in the sunnah that there is a specified time limit. The scholars adopted the […]
What if he does not know ahead of time how long the trip will last? Can he break his fast the entire length of time?
The majority of the scholars say yes, he can take all the concessions of a traveler.
The majority of the scholars say that if he is intending to stay more than 4 days, then no, he cannot continue breaking his fast. He is no longer a […]
Once the man gets to his destination at the hotel where he is traveling to, is he allowed to continue breaking the fast?
The majority of the scholars say that if he is intending to stay 4 days or less on his trip, then yes, he is. He is considered a traveler for […]
According to the majority of the scholars, he has to have the intention of fasting that day and start fasting the same as everyone else. Once he gets on the […]
What is the evidence that travel is a legitimate reason that allows a person to break his/her fast during Ramadan or an obligatory fast?
The evidence is: “…so whoever sights (the new moon of) the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of […]