precaution to perform any of the three methods of atonement whenever one is
able to do.
If one invalidates the fast with a
forbidden act (haram) such as drinking wine, adultery etc., must observe
all the three above-mentioned atonements and if unable to afford all, must
observe the least taxing, and if that is also not possible must sincerely seek
forgiveness from Allah
1- A traveller who has to shorten prayers* for a journey must not fast. But this does not apply
to a person whose duty is to travel and who observes normal prayers, such as a
proPessional travller (e.g. sailor, pilot driver,roving salesman, etc.), who
2-A fasting person who begins a journey in,
the afternoon, must continue the fast. If the journey was before noon, and on
reaching a point where neither on&s hometown houses are visible nor the
sotrnd of adhan is heard, the traveller must break the fast. But if the
fast was broken before reaching that particular point, an atonement should be
3- If a
trayeller returns,to hometown. Qr reaches a place before noon, intending to
siay ten days, and jias not done anything which would invalidate the fast, must
fast that day. In case the traveller did something that would invalidate the
fast, that day's fast is not obligatory. However, if a traveller arrives home
or to a place afternoon, where a ten day stay is intended, that particular
day's fast is not obligatory.
Besides the obligatory fasting of Ramadhan,
there are recommended fasts in ordinary days of the year, for those seeking
to avail of Allah's unbounded bounty. Some of these are as follows:
Three days of every lunar month, especially the
first, the middle and the last.
2) Every Thursday and Friday.
To andfto distance of about
45 kilometers shortens four Rakaat prayer to two, and breakes the fast.