Is My Fast Valid If I Delayed Ghusl and Missed Fajr?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


In Ramadan, I was in a state of impurity at night, and I delayed the ghusl. I missed the time for Fajr and made it up when I got out of bed.

Is my fast still valid?


Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for your sincerity and for making up the prayer as soon as you missed it.

Valid Fast

Your fast remains valid as it is a separate act of worship from the five prayers. Your fast is valid even if you bathed after Fajr time entered.

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May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.