Forgetfully drinking during the fast of ‘Ashura

Question :

What do the scholars and experts of Shari’ah say regarding the person who forgetfully drinks whilst fasting on the day of ‘Ashura?


If someone forgetfully eats or drinks whilst fasting, be this in Ramadan or after, their fast will not break. Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said: “Allah has overlooked my ummah for their mistakes, their forgetfulness, and that which they have been forced to do under duress.” (Ibn Majah)

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said: “Whoever forgets that he is fasting and eats or drinks, he should complete his fast. It is Allah who fed him and gave him something to drink.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Allah ﷻ knows best

This fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari

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