Part 2: Ramadan Fasting During Long Days of Summer

Fatawa Committee, said: "It is the duty of Muslims there to fast from Fajr to Maghrib, except if fasting causes the fasting hurt, and he because of the long days must: lose their lives or become diseased then allowed him / her to cancel the fast. This may not be based on the uncertainty or speculation, no one needs to be convinced of it by, for. instance. indication, past experiences, or by prescription from a qualified doctor which says that fasting leads to death, serious disease, worsening of the disease, or that the disease takes a longer time for recovery. Each person has their own situation. Anyone who disrupts the fast for these reasons should start fasting again once the reasons or obstacles are gone. "

4) For all this, we should know that it applies to all those who live in a country where the day will be long, no it applies only to those people who experience difficulty fasting. Shaykh Hasanain Makhluf said: "Each person familiar with the situation. You know what is allowed and forbidden during fasting. If fasting for so long would make the person sick or weak or extremely tired and lethargic and are strongly convinced that, through these methods, we mentioned before, it is permissible for him to cancel the fast. Such is different from person to person. Each case has its judgment. Allah has knowledge of what is both secret and hidden. "

5) It is the duty of each Muslim fasting every day during Ramadan. If the difficulties of such a kind that has just declared occur during the day, you get to cancel the fast, but if not, the fast completion. In other words, you should try to fast every day - which is evident in the decision of the Council of the great scholars. An exception might be if a person is satisfied that he / she is not able to fast clearly. For example. because you are weak in body, or have been trying for several days and have experienced difficulties in proving that he can not fast the rest of Ramadan. The person who is in the situation that he knows he is not capable of fasting during daylight, can interrupt the fast for the rest of Ramadan and to make up the missed days at the easier times. The situation for him is the same as for the sick, pregnant or nursing.

6) Anyone who interrupts the fasting due accepted reasons as we explained? Can he / she eat and drink the rest of the day? Or should he cancel fasting to the extent that he is in need of food, and then fixed the rest of the day? The scholars have two opinions about that. Some say that it is permissible to continue to eat and drink and have sex, then you have lost Lent and will in any case take again on another day. So there is no point in continuing to fasting when you do not really fast. Some taught for example. Suhnun, al? Lakhmi and Ibn Juzai, three scholars from Malik Iskolan, and part of Hanbaliskolan chose this opinion. The view can also be supported from Ibn Masuds opinion: "Whoever has eaten early in the day, will eat during the rest of the day." Other scholars said that one must continue fasting the rest of the day and still have to replace days later. Imam Malik, Hanafiskolan and part of Hanbaliskolan chose this. Fatwa? Committee also took this view, the Council of the great scholars did not mention this in his aforementioned decision. In Shafieskolan it is only recommended.

7) Islamic scholars are united that it is forbidden for a Muslim during Ramadan perform volunteer activities or work that causes fatigue, which then means that you'll have to cancel the fast. But as for those who need to work, there are details about this:

- If possible, the person short of their working hours during the summer or not working at all by taking vacation or time off, as long as he / she will not lose their jobs. In such a case, takes the opportunity to be.

- If you get excessive loss of shortening of working hours or time off, so that they can not support themselves or if the employer does not give the person holiday or shortening of working hours and the person has fasted and it proved to do the work arduous for him to such an extent that he is unable to work or receive reduced pay, then it is permissible for him to cancel the fast. He / she need not stop from work, but start fast every day and cancel if there is a great need for it.

8) Of course, it is permitted to travel to another country where the days are shorter, but it forced? Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin answered this question when he said: "No, there is no need. He stays in the place where he lives."

May Allah help us to fast during the month of Ramadan and accept all our good deeds.