Ramadhan Lesson: Travelling

Sat 20 April 2019

Lesson 3: Travelling,

  • Fasting in the Month of Ramadhan
  • Allah, The Most High, by his mercy has made certain exceptions to this obligation based on a person’s ability/situation to give them an ease in that matter
  • What are these exceptions?
  • NOTE: The hadiths in the Book Umdatul-Ahkam which we are using are all taken from Sahih Al-Bukhari & Muslim


  • Hadith of A’isha (may Allah be pleased with her) regarding the question of Hamza Ibn Amr Al-Aslami to the Prophet (ﷺ)
    • If you are travelling should you fast? Is there a choice?
  • Do you have to make it up if you don’t fast?
  • When must you NOT fast whilst travelling?
  • Is it better to fast or not to fast when travelling
  • Hadith of Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • Should one be criticised for fasting or not fasting when travelling?
  • Those who opposed the Prophet (ﷺ) during their Journey from Madinah to Makkah
  • Hadith of Abu Ad-Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with him)
    • Travelling during severe heat
  • What about our current time and relatively comfortable travel? What about those who are not able to fast whilst travelling?
  • Hadith of Jabir Ibn Abdullaah (may Allah be pleased with them both)
  • Taking the ease which Allah has given us
  • Hadith of Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him)


  • What distance is defined as “travelling” or a “journey”? How do you decide? Is there a specific distance?
  • Is a person forgiven if he was genuinely unaware/ignorant about the ruling regarding intercourse whilst fasting, is he excused from expiation? What if he was aware of the ruling but did it out of forgetfulness?
  • What happens if you travel every day for Business? What do you do in Ramadhan? Do you make up the days afterwards?
  • What age should someone start fasting?
  • What if a person missed days from one Ramadhan, and did not make then up the whole year until the next Ramadhan? what if there is a valid excuse e.g. a mother is breastfeeding (e.g. for 2 years)? What if someone does not have a valid  excuse?


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