Is Fasting Valid
Is Fasting Valid

Book:

The book of Fasting - كتاب الصيام

Chapter:

Breaking the Fast and Not Fasting and the Ahkam

Section:Traveler and Sick Person
Topic/Issue:3016 - Is Fasting Valid --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
majorityif they fast their fast is in order and validThe words of the Exalted, "And whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days" in 2:185, they are to be construed metaphorically and an implied word is to be read into them so as to read, "and he does not fast then (let him fast the same) number of other days". This kind of absence of words in speech is known to the experts of the language as al-khitab (style of Arabic)

The majority argue for their opinion on the basis of the established tradition of Anas and this tradition of Anas
Others:
ZahiritesTheir fasts are not valid and their obligation is to perform qada on other days (not in Ramadan)The words of the Exalted, "And whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days" in 2:185, they are to be read as they are and so that no implied word is assumed
The Zahirites argue for their opinion on the basis of what is established from Ibn Abbas and they used to act upon the most recent of the commands of the Messenger of Allah (Gods peace and blessings be upon him). This indicated abrogation of fasting during travel.
Evidences :1 - Quran [2:185], Hadith of Anas, Hadith of Anas, Hadith of Ibn Abbas [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Fasting, Breaking Fast, Traveler, Sick Person
References:1[pg:344]
Last Updated:2011-02-13

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