Sadaqah Jariah
MBH QnA Corner
Your Questions - April, 2020

Is fasting obligatory for all Muslims?

Answered by: Sheikh Zafar ul Hasan

Fasting; Obligatory for Whom?

Fasting is obligatory for the following:

  1.  Muslim
  2. Sane
  3. Adult
  4. Sahih (Healthy)
  5. Muqeem (Resident)
  6. Tahir (Pure/ clean)

If anyone of the above mentioned six people does not fast, it would be a grave sin.


Prophet of Allahﷺ said:

There are three kinds of people from whom Allah Has lifted His Pen (i.e, their deeds are not recorded). Whatever they do, they wouldn't be held answerable; a person who is sleeping, an insane person, a child.

Abu Dawud:4398


Prophet of Allah  ﷺ said:

On the night of Miraj, I was shown some men and women being tortured heavily. Upon asking, I was informed that those were Muslims who fasted but broke their fast before time.

Sunan Nisai al Kubra:3273

Please Remember!

If you are not fasting without any Sharai excuse, you would be punished heavily on the Day of Judgement.