I Accidentally Ate After Fajr. Does My Fast Count?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

During Ramadan I jumped out of bed a bit disoriented believing Fajr didn’t enter and ate a piece of watermelon before realising I did consume that piece of watermelon after Fajr. Do I need to make it up?

Answer:  Walaikum assalam,

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

You would need to refrain (imsak) the rest of the day; and would have full reward for the fast. However, since accidents invalidate the fast (unlike forgetfulness), you would need to make up the fast.

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[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersGuidance Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).