Is It Permissible to Travel During Ramadan? (Shafi’i)

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally


I want to visit Paris. However, fasting begins at the same time as my break. I doubt I can take the long hours of fasting in their country. Should I simply not go to Paris and fulfill my fasting duties in my country?


Suppose your travel is permissible, and you are not traveling with the intention to do something impermissible or engage in activities that demand doing something impermissible. In that case, you can make use of the dispensation as necessary.

Because you are planning to stay longer than four days, you will not be considered a traveler once you reach there, and therefore, you will still be required to fast while on your vacation.

However, you can use the dispensation on the days you travel between countries.

[Shaykh] Shuaib Ally