Travelling For 2 Days to a Non-Muslim Country in Ramadan: Can He Break The Fast
Fatwa No: 398239

Question

Dear Respected Scholars,
I will be travelling abroad (to a non-muslim country) on the last day of Sahban (05/05/2019) for a training program. I will be staying there for 2 days (1st and 2nd day of Ramadan i.e. 06-07/05/2019) and will be travelling back to Doha on 3rd day (08/05/2019). Please clarify if I have to fast during my stay there or I can avail the concession provided for the traveler (breaking the fast during travel).

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

There is no harm on you to break the fast during your travel as Allah Says (what means): {So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up].} [Quran 2:184]

Your stay in that country for two days does not interrupt the ruling of travel, but it is better for you to fast if fasting is not a hardship on you, because your fasting in Ramadan is better in terms of time than making up the fasting afterwards in other months than Ramadan. Also, your fasting in Ramadan is faster in being acquitted from liability. But if you find any hardship in fasting, then it is better to break the fast.

Allah knows best.

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