Category: Fasting (Sawm)
Fatwa#: 14967
Asked Country: Kuwait

Answered Date: Mar 12,2007

Title: Fasting without Sehri


My question is regarding fasting fardh or nafl in the evening i make intention to make fasting tomorrow i prepared everything but the problem is sleep overtake me at the time of eating suhoor. I wake up when the muadhin calling the azaan second time for fajur salaat. I did not make my suhoor. It is permissable to continue my fasting even i did not eat in the suhoor. JAZAKALLAH HU KHAIR.


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

Sehri is an act of worship and a means of blessings. However, if one’s eyes do not open for sehri, he should keep his fardh fast despite not having sehri. To leave out fardh fasts on account of not making sehri is a major sin.


Radul Muhtar Vol: 2 Pg: 419 (H.M. Sa’eed Company)

 ( قوله : ويستحب السحور ) لما رواه الجماعة إلا أبا داود عن أنس قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم { تسحروا فإن في السحور بركة } قيل المراد بالبركة : حصول التقوي على صوم الغد أو زيادة الثواب


Hevenly Ornaments Vol:1 Pg: 287(Zamzam Publishers)


However, if one does not get up for sehri in a nafl fast, then he has the option of not fasting.


And Allah knows best


Ml. M. Jawed Iqbal,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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