What To Do if One Wakes Up Ritually Impure After Fajr Time in Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


If one has had sex, goes to nap but intends to do ghusl before fajr to keep a Ramadan fast the following day but misses their alarm, and doesn’t wake up till they hear the adhan for fajr on the radio, then does ghusl.

Is the fast still valid? If not, what kaffara needs to be given? Can this be answered according to the Hanafi fiqh?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

It is not a condition for a valid fast that one must be in a state of purity with wudu or ghusl when Fajr time enters. The fast is valid. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.