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For whom is fasting mandatory?

Asalamualykum waramatullahe wabarkatehu, I appreciate your work towards deen, and enlightening people like me. dear brother I want to know on whom is the fasting mandatory?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

Thank you brother for your kind words of appreciation, may Allah reward you with the best for these kind words of encouragement.

The obligation of fasting is mandatory on a person who has fulfilled these requirements:

1) He or she must be a Muslim.
2) He or she must be sane.
3) He or she must have reached puberty.
4) He or she must be healthy.
5) and is not in state of travel.

And for a women: they must be in state of purity(clean from menstruation and post child birth bleeding) .

If a person fulfills the above prerequisites, fasting becomes valid and mandatory. Inferring from the definition, if one of these condition is missing, the fast will be invalid. Indeed it may be better to analyze each category of the definition. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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