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    I have a quick question to ask in regards to breaking the fast when on your period. Some people (and I don't know whether this is a culture thing) say that if you start your period before 12pm then you break it, but after that time then you don't and just keep fasting that day. Is this correct?



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    Default Re: Breaking of the Fast (due to menstruation)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ansari View Post


    It is broken, but you are supposed to act like you are a fasting person. It is written in Baheshti Zewar:

    32. If a person's fast coincidentally breaks in the month of Ramadaan, he cannot eat or drink anything for the rest of the day. It is wajib on him to abstain from consuming anything for the rest of the day just like a normal fasting person.

    http://www.jamiaashrafia.org/bahisht...g&heading=Acts Which Break Or Do Not Break The Fast

    See also in the Urdu version of Baheshti Zewar, part 3, p. 141.
    The ruling is different for someone whose fast breaks due to menstruation. As soon as you see blood, whether that is in the morning or 10 minutes before iftar, your fast breaks and you can eat.
    اللهم اني اسالك حبك و حب من يحبك والعمل الذي يبلغني حبك اللهم اجعل حبك احب الي من نفسي واهلي ومن الماء البارد

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    Quote Originally Posted by muminah View Post
    The ruling is different for someone whose fast breaks due to menstruation. As soon as you see blood, whether that is in the morning or 10 minutes before iftar, your fast breaks and you can eat.
    Yes you're right. Apparently it is the other way around:

    If a woman, whilst fasting, gets her period, she has to break her fast and make Qadhaa. It is permissible for her to eat secretly and openly. However, honouring the month of Ramadhaan, she should not eat openly. If a woman becomes cleansed from her periods during the day of Ramadhaan, then she has to abstain from eating and drinking like a fasting person. (Fataawa Rahimiyyah vol.7 pg.261)

    http://www.askimam.org/fatwa/fatwa.p...cb6034d0b3c218


    It is necessary (wajib) to abstain for the rest of the day from food, drink, and sexual activity in the opposite case: if one was not fasting (e.g. because of menstruation or travel) and then the reason not to fast end (e.g. one's period ended, or one became resident). Not abstaining would be sinful, requiring repentance but not expiation.

    In the case mentioned, when one's period starts after one began fasting, it would not be permitted to continue fasting the rest of the day, and doing so would be sinful.

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    Default Re: Breaking of the Fast (due to menstruation)

    I had never heard about the 2nd part (a woman's menses ending and having to 'pretend' to fast for the rest of the day) until recently and it struck me as quite odd. Why would she have to pretend if she has to make the fast up later anyway?

    Also if a woman's menses ended after sehri time has ended (thus she did not partake in sehri, eat or drink anything because she was not aware it would end) surely it would be a hardship for her to 'pretend' to fast the whole day not having eaten/ drank anything since the night before?!

    Some clarification would be appreciated especially since the above states that she would be 'sinful' for eating or drinking even though technically she did not make intention to fast nor was she aware that she would be fasting that day.
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    Default Re: Breaking of the Fast (due to menstruation)

    It is quite confusing. This happened to me this morning, I thought I had finished my menses so abstained from eating for a afew hours, but upon realising I actually hadn't, ate - I felt like I had committed a sin, so have not eaten again during the day (don't know what that will achieve lol). Just really wanted to know if I had to repent/expiation or do the whole fasting for two months continuously thing..


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    Default Re: Breaking of the Fast (due to menstruation)

    Quote Originally Posted by covered123 View Post
    It is quite confusing. This happened to me this morning, I thought I had finished my menses so abstained from eating for a afew hours, but upon realising I actually hadn't, ate - I felt like I had committed a sin, so have not eaten again during the day (don't know what that will achieve lol). Just really wanted to know if I had to repent/expiation or do the whole fasting for two months continuously thing..
    If you were in your menses, the fast would not have been valid. Hence, you could have not broken it, and thus there is no expeation (kaffara) only qadha.

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    Default Re: Breaking of the Fast (due to menstruation)

    That makes sense


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    So if a woman does sahoor thinking her menses have ended, prays fajr and then at 4pm in the day sees that she is still in her menses, 'breaks' her fast by eating she is ok? ie not committing a sin?

    Looks obvious but it's not always the case



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    Default Re: Breaking of the Fast (due to menstruation)

    Quote Originally Posted by ze leetle elper View Post
    I had never heard about the 2nd part (a woman's menses ending and having to 'pretend' to fast for the rest of the day) until recently and it struck me as quite odd. Why would she have to pretend if she has to make the fast up later anyway?

    Also if a woman's menses ended after sehri time has ended (thus she did not partake in sehri, eat or drink anything because she was not aware it would end) surely it would be a hardship for her to 'pretend' to fast the whole day not having eaten/ drank anything since the night before?!

    Some clarification would be appreciated especially since the above states that she would be 'sinful' for eating or drinking even though technically she did not make intention to fast nor was she aware that she would be fasting that day.
    Can someone please clarify what the sister is asking, it's a very good question.


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    Default Re: Breaking of the Fast (due to menstruation)

    ^ If a woman finishes her period after the start of the time of fajr, that fast is not counted i.e. she has to make qadha of that fast. Similarly, she can eat too, as the fast will not be counted.
    اللهم اني اسالك حبك و حب من يحبك والعمل الذي يبلغني حبك اللهم اجعل حبك احب الي من نفسي واهلي ومن الماء البارد

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