Fatwaa ID: 769
If we are on the way home and the time of iftar sets in, we don’t have any food or water, is it sufficient to intend the breaking of the fast? Ie. say the dua, make intention of breaking fast without ingesting anything.
Or is it necessary to plan ahead and make sure one will have water or a date etc available
Does it affect the validity of the fast
The sister asks,
I’m in an Uber and he has water. I don’t want to ask him for it because I heard that drinking the leftover of a non mahram removes the haya’ of a lady. Is that true?
Also will this delay in eating/ drinking affect my fast in any way since I do have the ability to eat/ drink
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
The sunnah is to have iftaar and break one’s fast immediately once the time of Maghrib comes in. However, delaying the iftaar would not affect the validity of the fast. Notwithstanding this, she should plan ahead and keep some water and dates with her to break her fast at the appropriate time.
There is no need to ask the driver for water to break the fast. This is aside from the fact that there is no prohibition in drinking his leftover unless there is a genuine fear of fitnah.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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